5 things to know about Nebraska football's newest grad transfer Darrion Daniels

The news that the Nebraska football team is getting another defensive tackle was welcomed after a season of gashed defensive lines.

The Nebraska football team got some very good news late Monday night. Oklahoma State defensive tackle Darrion Daniels is set to join the Huskers soon as a graduate transfer. Going this route will allow him to be immediately eligible in 2019. He's far from the only graduate transfer to come to the Cornhuskers since Scott Frost and company arrived on campus and it will be interesting to see how he pans out next season.

1

He was a 4-star prospect out of high school

While he's never really lived up to the hype, he's got the talent to be really good. Out of Bishop Dunne, in Dallas, he was a 4-star in 247Sports composite rankings and the 20th ranked defensive tackle in the 2015 class.

2

He's got the family connection

Damion Daniels is a defensive prospect for the Huskers who looks to be growing into a role for 2019. Now he will have a chance to play alongside his brother after they initially went their separate ways.

3

He's a big bodied run-stopper

The scouting report out of Oklahoma State is that Daniels' key strength is stopping the run. Considering he's currently weighing in at 6-3 and 300 pounds, that's not surprising. Certainly the Nebraska football team is needing one of those after getting run over by almost everybody in 2018.

4

Injuries derailed 2018

Daniels had his best overall season last year. In nine games he recorded 26 total tackles and half a sack. He also had five tackles for loss. He was expected to be a starter this season but injuries allowed him to only play in four games. He's expected to be fully healthy in 2019.

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His departure has OSU fans nervous

There are more than a few Cowboys fans who are a bit nervous about Daniels' leaving. He leaves OSU with no starting defensive tackles with any experience entering 2019. Some fans have even started talking about his departure being a statement about the staff and long time head coach Mike Gundy.

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