Daniel Faalele NFL Draft Predictions, Stats & Profile
The 2022 NFL Draft boasts some impressive talent on the offensive line position, including the biggest lineman of them all in Minnesota Golden Gopher Daniel Faalele. The 22-year-old from Melbourne, Australia practiced and learned to play football in 2016. It's been a rise through the ranks since, which is expected to culminate with a Round 2 or 3 NFL Draft selection and the start of a pro career.
Faalele will become the first Golden Gopher offensive tackle drafted in the NFL in 20 years. Here's a look at everything you need to know about 384 pound Daniel Faalele ahead of the 2022 NFL Draft.
Daniel Faalele Mock Draft 2022
ESPN's predictions are from Mel Kiper and Todd McShay's latest mock draft. CBS Sports' predictions are from Ryan Wilson's latest mock draft. Sporting News' projections are from Vinnie Iyer's latest mock draft.
ESPN: Los Angeles Chargers (No. 79)
CBS Sports: Seattle Seahawks (No. 40)
Sporting News: Chicago Bears (No. 48)
Daniel Faalele Draft Stock & Draft Projection
- Seattle Seahawks (No. 40) - 1
- Chicago Bears (No. 48) - 1
- Los Angeles Chargers (No. 79) - 1
Gap scheme teams will see Faalele as a perfect fit with his outrageous size, length and strength. He’s a work in progress as a pass blocker and needs work with his hands, but the tools are there to build upon for a pro prospect that has played less than five years of competitive football.
Daniel Faalele NFL Draft Odds
NFL Draft odds from FanDuel Sportsbook don't list odds for Daniel Faalele as a projected 2nd or 3rd round pick But follow along each draft day April 28-30 as additional props and betting options become available.
Daniel Faalele Stats and Accolades
2021: Minnesota Golden Gophers
- First team All Big Ten starting 13 games
2020: Minnesota Golden Gophers
- Opted out
2019: Minnesota Golden Gophers
- Honorable mention All Big Ten starting 11 games
201: Minnesota Golden Gophers
- Honorable mention All Big Ten playing 10 games and starting eight
Faalele earned the second-highest grade of his career (85.6) by Pro Football Focus for his performance in his final collegiate game and win in the Guaranteed Rate Bowl. He dominated the line of scrimmage and also was given a handoff to score a touchdown in the Bowl game after paving the way for scores all season.
Daniel Faalele Height, Weight & 40-Yard Dash
All height, weight and workout information is from NFL.com.
- Height: 6'8"
- Weight: 384lbs
- 40-Yard Dash: N/A