Georgia defensive back DJ Daniel accepts Senior Bowl invite
Georgia defensive back DJ Daniel has accepted an invitation to the 2021 Senior Bowl, it was announced on Friday evening.
Daniel is in his 2nd season with the Bulldogs after transferring from Georgia Military College ahead of the 2019 campaign. In his first year with the Dawgs, he made an immediate impact as he recorded 42 tackles—including 8 in the Sugar Bowl against Baylor—and 8 passes defensed, tied for 2nd on the team. He currently sits at 9 tackles for the 2020 season, registering 4 in the win against Mississippi State on Nov. 21. Daniel’s progress has been hampered a bit due to an ankle injury.
The Senior Bowl is set for Jan. 30 at the new Hancock Whitney Stadium in Mobile, Ala., and is an opportunity for players to showcase their skills in front of scouts ahead of the NFL Draft in the spring. While Daniel is a senior and is projected by some experts as a 3rd-round pick, there is the chance he uses a bonus year of eligibility to attempt to improve his stock.
Georgia was originally set to play Vanderbilt on Saturday, but the game has been postponed to Dec. 19. The Bulldogs await word on a potential rescheduled matchup against Missouri, which could take place on Dec. 12.