Braeden Daniels NFL Draft

Braeden Daniels

  • IOL Utah
  • Junior
  • #164
  • 6'4"
  • 300lbs
  • Prospect
  • Pac-12

Prospect Summary

Braeden Daniels 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report


  • Competed in track and field in addition to playing football in high school
  • Mother played basketball at McNeese University 
  • 2021 Second Team All-Pac-12 


  • Scheme tendencies: Multiple with run scheme
  • 2022 projected role: Starting RT

Pros: Braeden Daniels is a solid all-around player that is assignment-driven and plays with good technique. I like his overall temperament and how he plays under control. There are very few instances of him over-extending and not playing with strong coordination and control. He does well to take advantage of angles in the run game and create movement. As a pass blocker, he keeps his feet engaged, operates from a balanced base, and does well to stay square. After spending more than three seasons at left guard, he did a superb job of switching to right tackle after two weeks in 2021. He looked very natural framing blocks on the perimeter and protecting the width of the pocket. Daniels does well to keep his feet engaged and play with sound leverage. Assuming he sticks at right tackle, he will offer impressive positional flexibility with notable experience at left guard and right tackle. Daniels is an effective blocker in space where his control and athleticism shines. He is a smart football player that executes with good timing and processes well. 

Cons: Braeden Daniels is a very consistent player but he doesn’t overly stand out in any one area. He has modest size and power and is more of a technician that gets his job done than a dominant player. There’s a lot to like but perhaps nothing to love about his game—but also nothing to be overly concerned about. Will continuing at right tackle be beneficial to him if he’s most likely a guard in the NFL?

Braeden Daniels NFL Draft Scouting Report by Joe Marino