Feb 25, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers defensive back Brock Vereen catches a pass during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Evaluating Daniel Sorensen's NFL Combine Results

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.

40-Yard Dash
Bench Press
Vertical Jump
Broad Jump
3 Cone Drill
20-Yard Shuttle
60-Yard Shuttle
4.67 sec13 reps32"114"6.47 sec3.95 sec10.80 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.

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.

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