Miami’s Danny Isidora is a solid interior offensive line prospect who isn’t flashy but has the talent to start at the next level.
Danny Isidora is one of those guard prospects who don’t jump off the screen, but quietly get the job done. He plays with excellent balance thanks to his wide base and low pad level. His thick lower half helps him absorb contact and anchor.
Isidora is an active pass protector who always has his head on a swivel. He does a great job standing his ground and keeping pressure out of the quarterback’s face. His anchor ability allows him to take on blitzing linebackers and maintaining position.
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In the running game, he shows a quick initial step which allows him to make first contact. Isidora doesn’t drive defenders several yards down field, but he does generate enough of a push to open running lanes. He also does a great job using angles to seal the defender from the ball.
Isidora isn’t an overly powerful player and could stand to add some strength. This is something that should occur naturally by working with NFL strength coaches.
His overall athleticism is a bit of a concern as he will struggle to be effective on screen plays and when asked to pull to the edge. However, his quick first step allows him to reach the second level and engage linebackers.
Isidora has shorter arms which may be an issue at the next level. It will make it more difficult for him to gain inside hands on a consistent basis. The key will be for him to continue to get a good jump off the ball.
Overall, this is a mid-round prospect who has a really good chance to carve out a long career in the NFL. If he improves his strength and gets a little quicker Isidora could develop into an above average starter.
Current Draft Range: 4th Round