A three-star high school recruit, Danser saw limited playing time over his first three seasons at Stanford, but earned the starting RG job as a junior in 2012. He started all 14 games each of the last two seasons, earning All-Pac 12 Honorable Mention honors in 2013.
Danser needs to learn patience, often overextending himself, but he works hard to finish. He flashes a killer instinct and enjoys mauling defenders in the run game with his physical, competitive nature, but he does have technique and leverage issues in pass protection. Danser has the temperament for the NFL, but needs time to adjust to the speed of the next level and learn discipline before he's ready for game action - third day developmental prospect with promise.
STRENGTHS: Tall and long body type with a wide base...smooth lateral moves to pull and block on the move - slides well with better quickness than expected on pulls and traps...nice job getting re-setting his eye level to find linebackers at the second level, engaging and moving his man in space...quick off the snap with very good initial pop and aggressive hands - powerful at the POA...nasty competitor and looks to eliminate his man, throwing his body around and selling out on each play when necessary...started every game the past two seasons.
WEAKNESSES: Gets too upright in pass protection and needs to show consistent knee bend to better win with leverage...bad habit of whiffing in space and needs to do a better job breaking down and collecting himself - love the effort, but overaggressive and will fall off balance...ends up on the ground too much, falling off blocks because he thrusts his upper body past his feet in an attempt to bury his man...needs to show better limb discipline to keep his arms and hands inside...lacks versatile starting experience with all 28 of his career starts coming at RG.
02/17/2014 - 2014 NFL COMBINE SNUB: Offensive Line - Kevin Danser, Stanford...Danser, who started all 14 games at right guard each of the last two seasons, needs to learn patience, often overextending himself, but he works hard to finish. He flashes a killer instinct and enjoys mauling defenders in the run game with his physical, competitive nature. Danser has the temperament for the NFL, but needs time to adjust to the speed of the next level and improve his discipline. OTHER OL SNUBS: Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (McGill), Matt Hall (Belhaven), Danny Kistler (Montana) - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com