However, McDaniel overcame those issues and graduated from Clemson as an honor-roll student. His standout college career and versatility had the Saints and several other NFL teams looking to sign him.
McDaniel could be a perfect fit for Defensive Coordinator Gregg Williams’ aggressive system, where the strong safety usually plays in-the-box and is not required to play in coverage too often.
The Saints lack of depth at the safety position gives McDaniel a strong shot at making the team and becoming a contributor early in the season. Nevertheless, McDaniel will need to have a strong training camp and have demonstrate strong special teams ability for him to be guaranteed a spot on the Week 1 roster.