2. DaVaris Daniels
Tall thick and fast, his talent package has been more advanced than his dedication heretofore. He is not Michael Floyd, but he can be the lead receivers and put tremendous pressure on the defensive secondary. Daniels has the ability to defy single coverage. If he can require a defense to provide help to their lead corner when covering Daniels, and do so ON EVERY SNAP, then that opens up space and opportunity for the younger, and very talented, receivers in the Irish arsenal.
We don’t have a mental scan of what Daniels was thinking in his time away. Did he accept the bit and say “it’s different this time and I’m all in!”
or is he still just a college-age kid who is sorting through life its own self? How much did he miss Golson personally and as a passer, and is he now humming Peaches and Herb’s ”Reunited?”.
November one liner
Good: “Slay the fatted calf, Davaris Daniels’ return has been outstanding, and he is beginning to evoke comparisons with former stud Michael Floyd……
Bad: “Maddeningly inconsistent, Daniels teases us with big days and big plays, then seems as if he’s reliving the movie “Now You See Me, Now you Don’t”…….
Golson and Daniels together. Look, these two combined for 6 receptions for 115 yards against Alabama and that glittering, NFL prospect filled secondary. They were both REDSHIRT FRESHMEN that day. That was 18 months ago, and it would be NATURAL that they could do even better today. Golson to Daniels can become a nightmare for defensive coordinators, the first order of business, and the air and bloodsucking challenge for the opposing coordinators. They don’t need to be Hanratty and Seymour. Just close.