Player: Steven Daniels
College: Boston College
NFL.com: "On first glance, Daniels simply appears to be too big and stiff to be able to function as an NFL linebacker, but the more you watch, the more you realize that his motor and strength makes up for some of his deficiencies. Daniels has flexibility limitations that will hurt him, but his production over the last three years as a downhill player should be considered. He plays better football than he tests and could become a consideration for 3-4 teams looking for a thumper to add some depth."
Analysis: NFL Network's Mike Mayock, a fellow BC alum, compared Daniels to Alabama's Reggie Ragland, who was a second-round pick in this draft. Daniels is not someone you can use in coverage. He's built to come forward and hit someone in the mouth. He will make his home with the Redskins at inside linebacker and has some nasty in his game. Daniels is not an outstanding athlete; he will rely on his instincts and toughness to claim a roster spot.
Washington Redskins 2016 picks
Round 1, Pick 22 (22) - TCU wide receiver Josh Doctson
Round 2, Pick 22 (53) - USC safety/linebacker Su'a Cravens
Round 3, Pick 21 (84) - Virginia Tech cornerback Kendall Fuller
Round 5, Pick 16 (152) (From Saints) - Temple defensive lineman Matt Ioannidis
Round 6, Pick 12 (187) (From Saints) - Indiana quarterback Nate Sudfeld
Round 7, Pick 11 (232) (From Buccaneers) - Boston College linebacker Steven Daniels
Round 7, Pick 21 (242) - Georgia running back Keith Marshall
* The Redskins traded their fifth-round pick (No. 158) to the New York Jets for a fourth-rounder in 2017. They added a 2017 fifth-round pick by trading their fourth-round pick (No. 120) to the New Orleans Saints. They also picked up a 2017 sixth-round pick by swapping first-round picks with the Houston Texans.
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