As the turnover for Nebraska football continues, another player announced he was going to the NFL. Defensive tackle Damion Daniels made the announcement on social media Saturday. This means he will not be back with Nebraska for a sixth season.
Daniels was a big part of Nebraska’s interior. He was a key part of what Nebraska did in 2021, as he played in 365 snaps. However, the injuries got to him as he did not play against Iowa, and only played 11 snaps the week before against Wisconsin.
He ends his Nebraska football career with 33 tackles and 6.5 tackles for a loss in 43 games.
To me, this makes a ton of sense. It’s one of those situations where he has nothing to lose by going to the NFL. This would have been his sixth year playing for Nebraska football. At some point, all those snaps are going to take a toll on your body. It’s best for him to try to at least carve out a career in the NFL.
I will always remember him as a guy that was very strong in terms of stuffing the run. He was a key piece of the Nebraska football run defense. Daniels was somebody that could take up space, and that’s exactly the type of player Nebraska football needs as they go through the Big Ten.
He is the type of player that could find a home in the NFL very quickly. There is always a need for defensive tackles, and he has shown he can be an impact player. Measuring in at six-foot-three, 324 pounds, he could be exactly the type of player that teams look for to clog up the middle. He is not a pass-rusher by nature, but he can excel at stopping the run. That is his specialty.
I wish him the best of luck, and hopefully I will be able to follow him in the NFL.