DeAndre McDaniel Scouting Report
DeAndre McDaniel
DeAndre McDaniel - Clemson (HT: 6-0⅛ - WT: 217)
Combine 40: 4.65 - Position Rank: 3 of 35

Positives: Incredible production in four-year career (274 tackles, 15 interceptions and four forced fumbles)... Has good size and a strong frame... Good recovery speed when getting beat deep, can close the gap and make a competitive play on the ball... Does a pretty good job getting off blocks to make plays in run support, is strong and shows the ability to push blockers back and stay in the play... Durability not a concern, has not missed substantial time due to injury... Has good ball skills and above-average hands, interception total speaks for itself... Has a good feel for running plays, flows well to the ball and scrapes through traffic well, doesn't often get taken out of plays by blockers... Is a very physical player with a competitive streak, has a good motor and a lot of intensity on the field... Has pretty good range and is a looming presence over the middle, can make the big hit on wide receivers in his zone.

Negatives: Can misdiagnose and get beat deep when in deep-half coverage, locks his eyes behind the line at times and needs to recover quickly... Ran poorly at the combine, is not very fast... Has some character issues, was arrested for assault in 2008... Not a solid man-to-man defender, is much better in zone coverage, but lacks elite quickness fluidity to be a reliable man defender... Looks stiff in the hips, lacks fluidity to turn his body while playing the ball in the air... Gets a little high in his backpedal and displays a lack of body control at times, struggles to keep his feet underneath him in sharp cuts and when changing directions... Was recruited as and played first two seasons at linebacker before moving to safety prior to 2009 season, has just two years of experience in the defensive backfield.

  274 172 102 20 2 4 15 0 2
2007 Clemson   33 24 9 4 0 0 2 0 0
2008 Clemson   68 47 21 4 0 3 1 0 1
2009 Clemson   98 58 40 2 1 8 0 1
2010 Clemson   75 43 32 0 0 4 0 0

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