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Daimion Stafford, FS

School: Nebraska  |  Conference: BIG10
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Norco, CA
Height/Weight: 6-0 / 221 lbs.
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03/16/2013 - 2013 Nebraska Pro Day: Daimion Stafford improves 40 time at Nebraska pro day...Daimion Stafford, DB (5-10 1/2, 211 pounds) - Poised to be a late-round selection in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Nebraska safety clocked in a 4.63 and 4.64 in the 40 and went 9-foot-9 in the broad jump. He improved on his 4.69 40 at the combine. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com

03/08/2013 - 2013 Nebraska Pro Day: Rex Burkhead, Brett Maher, Eric Martin, Joe Carter, P.J. Mangieri, Kyler Reed, Ben Cotton, Seung Hoon Choi, Cameron Meredith, Alonzo Whaley and Daimion Stafford ran drills for scouts, along with former Huskers Mike Caputo and Curenski Gilleylen. Baker Steinkuhler sat out of the drills. Stafford, who wasn't happy with his combine performance, slimmed down to 210 pounds for pro day. He improved his 40 time from the 4.6 range down to a low 4.5 seconds. "I shouldn't have done anything at the combine," he yelled up to a group of cheering onlookers at the Hawks Championship Center.

Scouts from the Saints, Raiders, Falcons and Packers were present. Mangieri got a hard look from a scout from the Eagles - former Husker kicker Alex Henery's team. A Chiefs scout spent time checking out Mangieri and Maher. Two Steelers scouts came to check out Smith and Stafford, who both spent time one-on-one with a scout from Pittsburgh. Smith said the scouts told him he has NFL talent, but "just has to put the work in." - Grant Muessel, The Daily Nebraskan

03/08/2013 - 2013 Nebraska Pro Day: Daimion Stafford said his regret from the NFL Combine was showing up at 221 pounds. The former NU safety said he was at 211 on Thursday and ran his 40 in the 4.5s. "I was a little heavy at the combine, so I wanted to show that wasn't my real weight," Stafford said. "I was eating bad and stuff like that. I wanted to just show them that I can run and I wasn't that heavy." Stafford said he has an individual workout scheduled for Friday with Tennessee. - Sam McKewon and Rich Kaipust, World-Herald News

12/04/2012 - 2012 ALL-BIG TEN FIRST TEAM (MEDIA): DB Daimion Stafford, Nebraska, has been selected First Team All-Big Ten (Media selection) for the 2012 college football season. Stafford ranks second on the team in tackles with 83 total tackles. Stafford has a team-high four interceptions, all in Big Ten play and leads the conference in interceptions in league games. He has also added two fumble recoveries and two fumbles caused. Stafford's selection marks the fourth consecutive year Nebraska has had at least one first-team all-conference defensive back. - Nebraska football

12/04/2012 - 2012 ALL-BIG TEN SECOND TEAM (COACHES): DB Daimion Stafford, Nebraska, has been selected Second Team All-Big Ten (Coaches selection) for the 2012 college football season. Stafford ranks second on the team in tackles with 83 total tackles. Stafford has a team-high four interceptions, all in Big Ten play and leads the conference in interceptions in league games. He has also added two fumble recoveries and two fumbles caused. Stafford's selection marks the fourth consecutive year Nebraska has had at least one first-team all-conference defensive back. - Nebraska football

12/04/2012 - 12/4/12 NFL DRAFT SCOUT FALLER: 2. Daimion Stafford, FS, Nebraska...The statistics for Stafford in 2012 are pretty impressive -- 89 tackles and a team-high four interceptions, adding 3.5 tackles for loss and a sack. But some of his weaknesses have come out this season, including in the Big Ten Championship Game against Wisconsin as the Badgers put up 70 points and 539 rushing yards against the Nebraska defense.

Stafford routinely took inconsistent angles when attacking the run, misjudging the route to the ball and allowing the ball carrier to bounce outside. On some plays he was late to react, lacking the speed to catch up once he took a false step, and then on other plays he was too aggressive and failed to break down in space, missing the open-field tackle.

Stafford s discipline and attacking angles have been an issue all season and it really stood out against the Badgers. He also attracted a penalty for a costly, but questionable helmet-to-helmet hit. Stafford has some value at the next level, but he still has a lot of room to grow. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

11/12/2012 - Nebraska coach Bo Pelini is downplaying a sideline argument he had with safety Daimion Stafford that was captured on camera during Saturday's game against Penn State. There have been other incidents involving Pelini's behavior on the sideline in the five years he's coached in Lincoln. Pelini said Monday he doesn't worry or care about the cameras pointed at him, and that he's not going to change his ''emotional'' behavior. Cameras showed Stafford yelling and pointing his finger at Pelini after Penn State scored a second-quarter touchdown. Pelini said Stafford and other players were upset because of problems getting defensive calls to them from the sideline. Pelini said no disrespect was intended by Stafford and that they laughed about the argument at halftime. Nebraska won 32-23. - AP Sports

10/02/2012 - 10/01/12 NFL DRAFT SCOUT FALLER: FS DAIMION STAFFORD, NEBRASKA...Despite their 30-27 win over the Badgers Saturday night, the Nebraska defense struggled to stop Wisconsin's offense most of the night, an offense that ranks last in the Big Ten. And while senior inside linebacker Will Compton had a productive game, safety Daimion Stafford, another senior leader, had an inconsistent night. He had a tough time against both the run and the pass with his weaknesses showing in both areas. Stafford fills run lanes hard and fast, but he needs to keep his pads low and his lack of body strength showed when Badgers senior running back Montee Ball ran right over him, knocking Stafford on his backside. He later showed poor awareness in the passing game, reacting late to help towards the sideline and making obvious contact with the receiver before the ball arrived. It was an easy pass interference call for the officials as Stafford never made a play on the ball or turned his head around, even though it could have been a game-changing interception if he would have tried to locate the ball. Stafford has NFL quality skills and does a nice job when facing the action, but needs to play smarter and more consistent. Compared by some close to the program to be a similar prospect as former Huskers linebacker Lavonte David, Stafford hasn't lived up to that high billing and needs to show improvement this week at Ohio State and the rest of the season in order to repair his slightly damaged draft stock. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

 
 
Latest News
03/16/2013 - 2013 Nebraska Pro Day: Daimion Stafford improves 40 time at Nebraska pro day...Daimion Stafford, DB (5-10 1/2, 211 pounds) - Poised to be a late-round selection in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Nebraska safety clocked in a 4.63 and 4.64 in the 40 and went 9-foot-9 in the broad jump. He improved on his 4.69 40 at the combine. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com

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