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2018 NFL Draft Scouting Report: C James Daniels

Height: 6’3”

Weight: 306 lbs.

Age: 20

School: Iowa


40-yard dash: DNP

Vertical: 30.5”

Broad: 108.0”

Bench: 21 reps

3-cone: 7.29 sec



Elite movement skills. Smooth athlete. Excellent overall technique. Quick feet. Great first step. Works to reach linebackers. Finishes his blocks. Patient on screens and draws. Leads the way as a puller. Effective double-teamer. Ideal base and good awareness in pass protection. Has versatility to play guard. Tough and battle-tested from competing in the Big Ten.



Can sometimes overrun linebackers on the second level. Strong defensive linemen in the NFL might force him to add weight to his frame. Can get a little too high in pass protection.


NFL Comparisons

Jason Kelce – Rodney Hudson – David Andrews



Daniels should be an athletic anchor for an offensive line at the next level, and his battle-tested background playing at Iowa will help him hold up against NFL competition as soon as Week 1 of the 2018 season.


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