2015 NFL DRAFT

Mike Daniels, DT

School: Iowa  |  Conference: BIG10
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Blackwood, NJ
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 291 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
156154-5
2011 Season
Daniels was lightly recruited as a senior in high school, but developed throughout his career and started 21 games over the past two seasons. He led the Hawkeyes in tackles for loss (13.5-63) and quarterback sacks (9-53) as a senior while fighting through injuries to start all 13 games and record 67 tackles.
2010 Season
Honorable mention all-Big Ten by league coaches and media . . . co-Defensive Player of the Week in the Big Ten for his play in 45-0 win over Ball State . . . named national Defensve Lineman of the Week and national Defensive Player of the Week by College Football Performance Awards for his play vs. Ball State . . . Hustle Team Award, Defense . . . Played in all 13 games, with eight starts . . . Recorded 17 solo tackles and 23 assists, including 11 tackles for loss and four QB sacks . . . Started at defensive tackle in 37-7 opening win over Eastern Illinois as defense allowed just 157 yards total offense . . . Recorded one solo tackle and four assists in opening win, including 1.5 tackles for loss and one QB sack . . . Started at defensive tackle in 35-7 win over Iowa State, recording four assisted tackles . . . Saw action in 34-27 loss at Arizona . . . Recorded career-high three solo tackles vs. Arizona, including two tackles for loss and one QB sack . . . Saw action in 45-0 win over Ball State as defense allowed just 112 yards total offense . . . Recorded career-best six tackles, including four solo stops and two assists . . . Had four tackles for loss and one QB sack . . . Started at defensive tackle in 24-3 win over Penn State as defense allowed just 54 net rushing yards and 301 yards total offense . . . Recorded one assisted tackle for loss and a QB pressure vs. Penn State . . . Saw action at defensive tackle in 38-28 win at Michigan, recording three solo tackles and two assists . . . Saw action in 31-30 loss to Wisconsin, recording one solo tackle and two assists . . . Started at defensive tackle in 37-6 win over fifth-ranked Michigan State as defense allowed just 31 net rushing yards and 258 yards total offense . . . Recorded two solo stops and three assists vs. MSU, including two tackles for loss . . . Started at defensive tackle in 18-13 win at Indiana as defense allowed just 91 net rushing yards . . . Recorded one tackle vs. Hoosiers, a QB sack that forced Indiana to kick a field goal . . . Started at defensive tackle in 21-17 loss at Northwestern, recording two solo tackles, three assists and one QB pressure . . . Started at defensive tackle in 20-17 loss to Ohio State, recording two assisted tackles . . . Started at defensive tackle in 27-24 loss at Minnesota, but had no statistics . . . Started at defensive tackle in 27-24 Insight Bowl win over 12th-ranked Missouri, but had no statistics.
2009 Season
Saw action in all 13 games, recording 10 tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss . . . saw action in 17-16 win over Northern Iowa, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 35-3 win at Iowa State as defense collected six turnovers, collecting one assisted tackle . . . saw action in 27-17 win over Arizona, but had no statistics as defense allowed jusst 105 passing yards and 253 yards total offense . . . saw action in 21-10 win at Penn State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 24-21 win over Arkansas State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 30-28 win over Michigan, recording one KO return for 10 yards . . . saw action in 20-10 win at Wisconsin, recording one solo stop and one assist, including a QB sack for minus six yards . . . saw action in 15-13 win at Michigan State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 42-24 win over Indiana as defense allowed just 79 net rushing yards, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 17-10 loss to Northwestern as defense allowed just 10 points and 239 yards total offense . . . recorded four assisted tackles vs. Wildcats, including a shared QB sack . . . saw action in 27-24 overtime loss at Ohio State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 12-0 win over Minnesota as defense allowed just 48 rushing yards and 201 yards total offense . . . recorded three assisted tackles vs. Gophers . . . saw action in 24-14 Orange Bowl win over Georgia Tech, but had no statistics as Iowa defense allowed just 155 yards total offense.
2008 Season
Saw action in 46-3 opening win over Maine, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 83 passing yards and 220 yards total offense . . . saw action in 42-0 win over Florida International as defense allowed just 56 rushing yards and 218 yards total offense . . . recorded two solo tackles and one assist vs. FIU, including one QB sack . . . saw action in 17-5 win over Iowa State, recording one assisted tackle as defense allowed just 73 rushing yards . . . Saw action in 21-20 loss at Pittsburgh, but had no statistics . . . Saw action in 22-17 loss to Northwestern, but had no statistics . . . Did not see action in 16-13 loss at Michigan State . . . Saw action in 45-9 win at Indiana, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 95 rushing yards and 286 yards total offense . . . Saw action in 38-16 win over Wisconsin, recording one solo tackle . . . Did not see action in 27-24 loss at Illinois . . . Did not see action in 24-23 win over third ranked Penn State . . . Did not see action in 22-17 win over Purdue . . . Saw action in 55-0 win at Minnesota, recording one solo tackle as defense allowed just seven rushing yards and 134 yards total offense in posting second shutout of the season . . . Did not see action in 31-10 Outback Bowl win over South Carolina.
High School
High school honors - - First team all-conference as a senior . . . two-time team captain . . . Career - - recorded 222 career tackles, with 27 QB sacks . . . recorded 97 tackles and 12 QB sacks as a senior . . . had 84 tackles and nine sacks as a junior . . . recorded 41 tackles and six sacks as a sophomore . . . also played running back, rushing for 2,203 career yards while scoring 25 touchdowns . . . amassed 1,029 rushing yards with 12 TDs as a senior . . . had 844 rushing yards and seven touchdowns as a junior . . . also a three-year letterman in wrestling and earned one letter in track and field. . . . member of prep High Honor Roll . . . high school coach was Frank Plefka.
Injury Report
2011: Played through a nagging ankle injury most of the season.
Personal
Born 5/5/89 . . . Open major . . . parents are Carlene and Michael Daniels
 
 
Latest News
04/29/2012 - A closer look at the Packers' picks: Round 4/132 -- Mike Daniels, DT, 6-0, 291, Iowa...Undersized tackle played big for the Hawkeyes, utilizing quickness and tenacity for team highs the last two seasons in tackles for loss (241/2) and sacks (13). Injury history can't be overlooked. - The Sports Xchange

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