Former BYU DB Robertson Daniel has been signed by the Oakland Raiders.
In two seasons with the Cougars, Daniel recorded 110 total tackles, 22 pass deflections, three interceptions, three forced fumbles, a tackle for loss, and a sack. Daniel played both boundary and field cornerback during his time in Provo, but he may be a better fit at safety (a position he played in junior college and high school) at the next level.
Daniel has good size and athleticism to play either cornerback or safety. Daniel is a solid tackler, especially in the open field. He has the ability to come up and help in run defense. BYU's defensive schemes didn't put Daniel in press coverage, but his strength and physicality make him ideal to jam receivers at the line. Daniel could improve some of his technique in coverage.
Daniel's Pro Day measurables stack up well against all the other secondary prospects in this year's draft class. He is a very confident player, who has shown a willingness to contribute in whatever way or from whatever position he is asked to.
Overall, Daniel is a versatile prospect who should be able to provide good value to the Raiders, especially considering he was signed and not drafted. He should be able to come in and contribute right away on special teams and develop into a decent NFL player in the secondary.
For more info on Daniel, check out his Pre-Draft profile here.