Mike Daniels Selected by Green Bay in Fourth Round

April 28, 2012

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa defensive lineman Mike Daniels was selected by Green Bay in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft on Saturday. Daniels is the second Iowa player selected, as OL Riley Reiff was selected in the first round by Detroit Thursday. Daniels is the 47th Hawkeye player under Kirk Ferentz to be drafted and the ninth defensive lineman.

Daniels is the fourth defensive lineman taken in the last two years, as Iowa was the only school in the nation to have three defensive linemen selected in 2011. He is the second Hawkeye to be selected by the Packers in the past three seasons, as OL Bryan Bulaga was selected in the first round in 2010.

Daniels (6-1, 280) is a native of Blackwood, N.J., where he attended Highland Regional HS. He started all 13 games at defensive tackle in 2011 and had 21 career starts. Daniels was named second team all-Big Ten as a senior by league coaches and was honorable mention by league media. He earned the team Iron Hawk Award as a senior and was a permanent team captain on defense.

Daniels joined the Iowa program with little fanfare following his prep career, but proved to be a reliable cog at his tackle position. He led Iowa in QB sacks (9-53) and tackles for loss (13.5-63) as a senior, while recording 32 solo tackles and 35 assists overall. He had a career-best nine tackles on two occasions, most recently in Iowa’s 2011 contest at Nebraska.

During his career Daniels helped the Hawkeyes appear in four consecutive bowl games, as Iowa claimed wins in the 2009 Outback Bowl (South Carolina), 2010 Orange Bowl (Georgia Tech) and 2010 Insight Bowl (Missouri) before being defeated in the 2011 Insight Bowl (Oklahoma). Iowa posted a 35-17 record over the past five seasons.

2012 NFL Draft
Round 1 Riley Reiff Detroit Offensive line
Round 4 Mike Daniels Green Bay Defensive Line
2011 NFL Draft
Round 1 Adrian Clayborn Tampa Bay Defensive end
Round 4 Christian Ballard Minnesota Defensive line
Round 5 Ricky Stanzi Kansas City Quarterback
Round 5 Karl Klug Tennessee Defensive line
Round 5 Julian Vandervelde Philadelphia Offensive line
Round 6 Tyler Sash New York Giants Defensive back
2010 NFL Draft
Round 1 Bryan Bulaga Green Bay Offensive line
Round 2 Pat Angerer Indianapolis Linebacker
Round 3 Amari Spievey Detroit Defensive back
Round 3 Tony Moeaki Kansas City Tight end
Round 4 A.J. Edds Miami Linebacker
Round 7 Kyle Calloway Buffalo Offensive line
2009 NFL Draft
Round 3 Shonn Greene New York Jets Running back
Round 3 Bradley Fletcher St. Louis Defensive back
Round 4 Seth Olsen Denver Offensive line
Round 6 Brandon Myers Oakland Tight end
2008 NFL Draft
Round 3 Charles Godfrey Carolina Defensive back
Round 4 Kenny Iwebema Arizona Defensive end
Round 6 Mike Humpal Pittsburgh Linebacker
2007 NFL Draft
Round 3 Marshal Yanda Baltimore Offensive line
Round 4 Scott Chandler San Diego Tight end
Round 7 Mike Elgin New England Offensive line
2006 NFL Draft
Round 1 Chad Greenway Minnesota Linebacker
Round 3 Abdul Hodge Green Bay Linebacker
2005 NFL Draft
Round 2 Matt Roth Miami Defensive end
Round 2 Jonathan Babineaux Atlanta Defensive line
Round 4 Sean Considine Philadelphia Defensive back
Round 6 Tony Jackson Seattle Tight end
Round 6 Pete McMahon Oakland Offensive line
2004 NFL Draft
Round 1 Robert Gallery Oakland Offensive line
Round 2 Bob Sanders Indianapolis Defensive back
Round 3 Nate Kaeding San Diego Place kicker
Round 7 Jared Clauss Tennessee Defensive line
Round 7 Erik Jensen St. Louis Tight end
2003 NFL Draft
Round 1 Dallas Clark Indianapolis Tight end
Round 2 Eric Steinbach Cincinnati Offensive line
Round 2 Bruce Nelson Carolina Center
Round 5 Derek Pagel New York Jets Defensive back
Round 5 Ben Sobieski Buffalo Offensive line
2002 NFL Draft
Round 2 Ladell Betts Washington Running back
Round 5 Aaron Kampman Green Bay Defensive line
Round 6 Kahlil Hill Atlanta Wide receiver
2001 NFL Draft
Round 6 Kevin Kasper Denver Wide receiver
2000 NFL Draft
Round 5 Austin Wheatley New Orleans Tight end
Round 6 Matt Bowen St. Louis Defensive back