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NFL Draft 2017: TE Darrell Daniels Signs with Indianapolis as an Undrafted Free Agent

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The speedy tight end is on to the league.

NCAA Football: Portland State at Washington Jennifer Buchanan-USA TODAY Sports

Former Washington tight end Darrell Daniles is headed off to Indianapolis after signing with the Colts following the conclusion of the 2017 NFL Draft.

Daniels was a consensus top-300 recruit in the class of 2013, and one of the players who stuck with Coach Pete after Sark left for USC. Although he didn’t emerge as the key weapon some were expecting during his senior season, he was still an honorable mention all-Pac-12 and had a penchant for gaining a lot of yards per touch.

Daniels showed off his straight line speed at the NFL Combine with the fourth-fastest 40-yard-dash time of all tight ends, and likely boosted his draft stock in that showing. He did, unfortunately, have a tendency to rely on his speed and floor it in games instead of varying his pace to throw off defenders. However, if he improves on that at the next level, his quickness could make him a dangerous weapon in an NFL passing attack. Equally as valuable as his physical attributes are his leadership qualities; along with Kevin King, Chris Petersen picked Daniels as one of the two student spokesmen at last summer’s Pac-12 Media Days event, and he was also a captain in the Peach Bowl College Football Playoff semi-final.

Let’s relive some of his Husky highlights, shall we?

Oh, and here’s him and King being the goofy goobers whom we’ll miss so very much.

As always, do good things, don’t do bad things, and bow down to Washington.