Draft Profile: IDL Daniel Wise, Kansas

By: Steve Johnson

Daniel Wise, IDL, Kansas

6’3 290

RS Senior


*combine measurements and drills added in Feb.


2014: (redshirted)

2015: 8 games. 27 tackles, 6 TFL, 4 sacks, 1 pass break up

2016: 11 games. 38 tackles, 9 TFL, 3 sacks, 1 pass break up, 1 FR

2017: 12 games. 53 tackles, 16 TFL, 5 sacks, 2 FF

2018: 11 games. 34 tackles, 12 TFL, 5 sacks,

Misc. Stats:

Accolades: 2017 First-team All-Big 12, 2018 First-team All-Big 12


History: Three-star recruit Carrollton, TX. Father Deatrich Wise Sr. played in the NFL, and brother Deatrich Wise Jr. is a currently New England Patriot.

Strengths: Good length. Good get off. Quickness to shoot gaps. Excellent hand usage. Has a nasty swim. Good range. Dominated 1v1 drills at Senior Bowl Practice. Better bend than you’d expect. Versatile. Team Captain. NFL Bloodlines.

Weaknesses: Needs to get stronger, especially to play inside in the NFL. Has some trouble disengaging when linemen get a hold of him. Balance is a question mark.

Overview: Wise is one of the guys that provides good value in a very deep DL class. I can’t see him lasting into day three, but he has the upside to project as a 2nd round pick. He has great quickness and hand usage, which helps him disrupt the pocket off the snap. He could stand to get bigger and stronger.

Draft Projection: 3rd Round Pick

Phanaddict Draft Grade: TBD

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