Now don’t go jumping up and down thinking that this is some blockbuster deal here, it’s far from it. The Phins spent a 7th round pick to acquire a 3 year veteran DT named Tony McDaniel from the Jacksonville Jaguars. At 24 years old, McDaniel has primarily been a backup.
For the Dolphins, the team needed a bit more depth with the release of Vonnie Holliday a few weeks ago. The Phins seem hellbent on finding as many DE/OLB hybrids as they can for their 3-4. Some think that McDaniel can be a NT but he has not played that position since arriving in the NFL.
In his 3 years, McDaniel started only 3 games. All last season. He has also missed considerable time with various minor injuries. The Dolphins had 3 picks in April’s draft but according to the Sun-Sentinel, it’s unknown which of those picks went to Jacksonville. The trade will be finalized following a physical expected to take place on Friday.