"Tony McDaniel came to the Jaguars as an undrafted free agent in 2006, and impressed the coaching staff enough to earn a spot on the 53-man roster. McDaniel played well as a rookie, before suffering a knee injury that caused him to miss the final six games of the season. McDaniel entered the '07 season with high hopes and then broke his wrist, which caused him to be absent for the final nine games of the year.
"The Jaguars, despite the injuries, thought so much of McDaniel that they gave him a contract extension prior to last season and jettisoned former Pro Bowler Marcus Stroud. After looking like a beast in camp, McDaniel underwhelmed like the rest of the Jags defense and missed the final few weeks with a toe injury.
"McDaniel can be dominant at times, and a team source told me prior to last year that he was playing at a higher level than John Henderson. At 6-7, 310 pounds, he will likely play defensive end in Miami's 3-4, as he holds his own against the run and although he's not a huge sack guy, he can pressure the passer.
"To give up just a seventh-round pick for a guy with McDaniel's potential would represent another excellent move by Bill Parcells.
"Although there were certain character concerns that dropped him in the draft back in 2006, he's been a solid citizen since coming to Jacksonville, on a team with some questionable characters."