The 2014 NFL Combine wrapped up today, and former BYU Cougar Safety, Daniel Sorensen was part of the final group to compete in drills.
Sorensen was the fourth former BYU player to compete in drills during the 2014 Combine. Uani Unga was of course sidelined with an injury. Unga went through the interview process with different organizations.
Sorensen surprised many by receiving an invite to the combine, and he showed today that he deserved the invite. Sorensen had the best 20-yard shuttle time among all defensive backs in group 14. Posting a time of 3.95 seconds.
Here is the rest of Sorensen’s results from today’s combine.
3 Cone Drill
|4.67 sec||13 reps||32"||114"||6.47 sec||3.95 sec||10.80 sec|
Sorensen’s 40 time was a bit slow, but other than that he put up terrific numbers. Numbers that could see him get drafted.
Heading into the combine, Sorensen was considered a 7th round prospect or un-drafted free agent. Now he’s a player that you could see a team taking a 6th or 7th round pick on.
Nice thing about Sorensen is that he is versatile. He’s a great safety but he’s also a special teams ace. While at BYU, he had a knack for being one of the first guys down the field on kick coverage. With only 53 spots on an NFL roster you have to be able to play multiple positions if you want to make a squad. Sorensen can bring that.
During the drills, “Primetime” Deion Sanders was doing commentary on the defensive backs for NFL Network. Here was Primetime’s summary of watching Sorensen go through the drills on Tuesday.
Deion Sanders on Daniel Sorensen: “He look like a hard nosed kid.” #BYU
— Mitch Harper (@Mitch_Harper) February 25, 2014
If hard-nosed can lead to a draft pick, Sorensen will take it. It has been 21 years since the last time a BYU defensive back was taken in the NFL Draft. That was Derwin Gray who went to the Indianapolis Colts in round 4 of the 1993 Draft.
The 2014 NFL Draft is May 8th-10th.