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Daniel Wise Is A Shrine Game Rising Star

The Redskins Could Use Another Gap Shooting DT, Right?

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Daniel Wise, DT
School: Kansas | Conference: Big 12
College Experience: RS Senior | Age: 22?
Height / Weight: 6-3 / 281 lbs
Projected Draft Status: 4th - 7th Round
NFL Comparison: Tom Johnson

College Statistics

Player Overview

Daniel Wise was a 3-star prospect out of Lewisville, TX with strong football roots. His father, Deatrich Wise Sr., played for the Seahawks and Saints, and his brother, Deatrich Wise Jr. was taken by the New England Patriots in the 4th round of the 2017 draft. Wise turned down offers from Colorado, Missouri, SMU, and Texas Tech, instead choosing to playing Lawrence. He was a 4-year starter at Kansas, accumulating 152 tackles and 17 sacks over his tenure. There seems to be some sense among experts that Wise was misused at Kansas, and that his true strength is playing as a gap penetrating three-technique - a talent he showcased at the East-West Shrine game, where he jacked his draft stock significantly. Even perhaps playing out of position, Wise was named First Team All Big 12 in 2018 during a season in which he had 34 tackles, including 12.5 for a loss, and 5 sacks.


  • Ability to penetrate gaps.
  • Good burst and hand work in the pass rush.
  • Very high motor.
  • Able to shed blocks.
  • Has very good range.
  • Great tackling ability.


  • Needs to improve strength.
  • Can be knocked off balance.
  • Run stopping.
  • Two-gapping, which is what he played in college.

Let’s see his work

How He Would Fit On The Redskins

The Redskins are already stout along the defensive line, but the best way to retain that competence is to continue drafting for depth at the position. A month or two ago, Wise was being project as a potential 7th rounder or UDFA. After his break out during the Shrine Game festivities, the secret seem to be out, and he’s being talked about as a potential 4th or 5th rounder. Wise could be a great mid/late round project for Jim Tomsula and a potent addition the defensive line as a pass rushing specialist. His ceaseless motor and gap blasting quickness would be a welcome addition and change-up to our beefy bruisers currently dominating the line.


Would you consider using our first 5th rounder on Wise?

This poll is closed

  • 35%
    Yes, I think that would be a good value.
    (62 votes)
  • 42%
    No, but I’d use one of our later picks.
    (75 votes)
  • 22%
    Not interested.
    (39 votes)
176 votes total Vote Now