Drafted: ROUND: 4 - Pick Number: 118 (WSH)
Draft Profile: BioBraeden Daniels from Hebron High School was rated a 3-star prospect by 247 Sports with a rating of 0.820. Following high school, Daniels opted to join Utah.
In 2018 as a freshman Daniels saw action in just 2 games and played a total of 13 snaps for the Utes. He allowed no QB hurries, no QB hits, and no sacks while playing sparingly.
As a sophomore in 2019 he played in 14 games and a total of 870 snaps. He conceded a disappointing 20 QB hurries, 2 QB hits, and 3 sacks while playing at left guard.
In 2020 as a junior Daniels saw action in just 3 games and totaled 134 snaps. He gave up just one QB hurry, no QB hits, and one sack while playing at left guard.
In 2021 as a senior Daniels saw action in 14 games and played a total of 959 snaps for the Utes. He allowed 13 QB hurries, 2 QB hits, and one sack while playing most of his snaps at right tackle.
In 2022 as a fifth year senior Daniels saw action in 13 games and played a total of 879 snaps for the Utes. He allowed 10 QB hurries, no QB hits, and no sacks while playing at left tackle.
Scouting Report: Strengths
- Has good footwork and technique. Balanced and agile pass protection set with excellent hand placement.
- Willing to attack and punches multiple times to finish the play. Quick to pick up edge blitz and shows no panic, easily adjusting angles and resetting his feet. Can recover and reset his anchor. Rarely late off the snap.
- Anchors against larger defenders in the middle; resets hands to maintain distance. Athletic enough to help on nose tackle then pick up twist or late blitzer. Mirrors quick interior rushers. Looks to help the center when uncovered.
- He's infinitely coachable and athletically gifted with the ideal frame, physique, weight distribution, knee bend and hand strength to be molded into a special blocker.
- Does a nice job on the second level, moving upfield quickly and showing the flexibility and balance to land blocks in space.
- Is effective when asked to pull, showing the agility, speed, and overall range to get out as a lead blocker, where Daniels locates defenders and shows the ability to adjust and land blocks against linebackers.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
- Often gets too high in his sets, sacrificing some of his power, and Daniels doesn’t show great coordination between his upper and lower body when sliding back in pass protection.
- Not physically imposing and has average overall strength. Upper body gets over his feet too often and he easily loses his balance.
- He’s a bit underpowered the more he has to move in the run game, better in a phone booth than out in space.
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