Packers 2012 NFL Draft – Fourth Round Pick: Mike Daniels, DT Iowa

Packers draft pick Mike Daniels, DT Iowa

Packers 4th round draft pick Mike Daniels, DT Iowa

With their fourth round pick (132nd overall) in the 2012 NFL draft, the Green Bay Packers selected Mike Daniels, a defensive tackle out of Iowa.


Mike Daniels
Defensive tackle
University of Iowa
6’0″ 291lbs


From CBSDraft: Daniels was lightly recruited out of high school, choosing Iowa over Temple. After redshirting in 2007, he saw limited action as a reserve end/tackle in 2008, recording six tackles, one tackle for loss and a sack. He was a backup defensive tackle in 2009 as a sophomore, finishing with 10 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks. Daniels earned a starting job in 2010 as a junior with eight starts, recording 40 tackles, 11.0 tackles for loss and 4.0 sacks, earning All-Big Ten Honorable Mention honors. He had his most productive season in 2011 as a senior (13 starts), finishing with 67 tackles and a team-best 13.5 tackles for loss and 9.0 sacks, earning Second Team All-Big Ten honors. Daniels


Did not participate in any official tests – had shoulder surgery in January. Was cleared by doctors two weeks ago.

From NFL.com:

STRENGTHS - Daniels is quick off the ball and uses his small frame to work between blockers. He has the instincts to understand schemes and work against them, and he is strong enough, despite his relative lack of size, to engage and then shed a blocker to burst to the play. He is flexible and an overall active interior player.

WEAKNESSES - Daniels is undersized and gets engulfed by bigger blockers and double teams. His strength and effort will suffice, but bigger players have a clear advantage on him at times. He will have to be placed in good spots and schemes to be effective inside in the NFL.

From CBSDraft: