Player Profile: DeAndre McDaniel

Written by Will Spencer on July 29, 2010


DeAndre McDaniel

 

Position: SS School: Clemson
Height: 6’1" Weight: 210 lbs
Class: Senior 40 time: 4.60
All-Star Game: Team Captain:

Overall Grade:

-.–

Draft Projection:

 

Non-position specific categories

 

Category

Max. Value

Grade

Height/Weight 6 -
Speed 8 -
Quickness/Agility 10 -
Strength/Explosion 10 -
Athletic Ability 8 -
Durability 8 -
Character 6 -
Production/Experience 6 -
Toughness 8 -
Potential 10 -

 

Defensive Back Specific Categories

 

Category

Max. Value

Grade

Ball Skills 10 -
Man Coverage 10 -
Zone Coverage 10 -
Tackling 6 -
Run Stopping 6 -
Hips/Lateral Movement 8 -
Physicality 6 -

 

Explanation of Player Grading System

 

The Breakdown

McDaniel is a hard hitting safety that loves to play in the box. He’s at his best against the run and isn’t afraid of contact, even against bigger backs. Athletic and relatively rangy for his size, he also makes his fair share of plays in coverage. McDaniel could be a terror in the ACC for wide receivers this season…especially when trying to work the middle of the field.

 

Strengths

Full report coming soon!

 

Weaknesses

Full report coming soon!

 

Analysis

Full report coming soon!

 

Experience

Saw action in every game as a true freshman and sophomore. Began starting during the 2008 season.

 

Awards and Honors

2007: 1st team All-ACC Freshman by Sporting News.

 

Academics

Sociology major at Clemson.

 

Injuries

n/a

 

Athletic Experience

Also played high school basketball.

 

Bloodlines

Nothing of note.

 

Off-field

Arrested in June of 2008 for assault and battery.

 

Career Stats
Year Tack Solo Asst Sack FF Int TD
2009 98 58 40 2 1 8 1
2008 69 48 21 0 3 1 0
2007 33 19 14 0 0 2 0

 

Prospect Video Clips

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3avh5oHEGZs

 

 

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Will Spencer

Will is the founder and President of Draft Breakdown & has been scouting draft prospects since 2002. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including the USA Today Draft Preview Magazine, the official website of the Baltimore Ravens, Ravens Insider and The Orange and Brown Report. Will has previous playing experience as a defensive end in the AFA, is currently a member of the Football Writers Association of America and graduated from the SMWW Football Scouting course in 2009. See all posts by Will Spencer.