in our view
Assuming his medical questions are answered, Feeney will be among the first interior offensive linemen drafted. His blend of size, agility and power make him scheme versatile and he plays with the nastiness and technique to quickly ascend to a starting role in the NFL.
like su'a-filo (who played in an up-tempo scheme at ucla), feeney is likely facing a schematic transition in the nfl. the traits - including quickness, agility, power and toughness - are undeniable, warranting top 50 consideration and helping feeney project as a quality starter, as su'a-filo has emerged in his third season at left guard in houston.
--Rob Rang (1/16/17)
Four-year starter, with each coming at right guard. Among Feeney's impressive traits is his initial quickness, which allowed him to easily slide laterally for reach blocks and pull. Feeney possesses very good agility for a man with his square-ish frame, showing good flexion in his lower body to adjust to moving targets at the second level. Feeney delivers a powerful jolt to defenders and keeps his feet moving through contact. Feeney has a tenacious playing style which will endear him to OL coaches. He shows good anticipation of where defenders will be and looks to finish his blocks, showing the nastiness to pancake opponents when he feels them off-balance. Voted a team captain for the 2015-16 seasons. Described by the Indiana coaching as possessing an infectious personality and is revered for his commitment and work ethic.
Xavier Su'a-Filo, Houston Texans
Possesses the agility to handle the left guard role but has only played on the right side for the Hoosiers. Effectiveness in pass protection (only one sack allowed over first 39 starts) is inflated due to Indiana's up-tempo attack, which prioritizes getting the ball out quickly. Can get too high with his initial punch. Requires a careful medical evaluation. Missed four games in 2016 due to a concussion sustained in the second week of the season (Ball State), as well as the entire 2013 season due to a Lisfranc injury, requiring a medical redshirt as a true sophomore.
Offensive and defensive tackle for head coach Dave Wierzal at Sandburg High School
earned Southtown Star, Regional News and Orland Park Prairie All-Area honors during his career
also captured second team all-state and all-conference recognition
recipient of the teams Extra Effort Award
rated the No. 16 prospect in Illinois by Rivals
four-year football and one-year volleyball letterwinner
earned the Athletic Booster Award (3.0-plus grade point average) all four years
volunteered at bible school and Erins Walk for Change
parents are Tony and Kim Feeney
born on May 29, 1994, Daniel James Feeney graduated in May 2016 with a degree in exercise science.
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