GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Mike Daniels remembers his pre-draft interview with the Packers quite well. After all, it was his only pre-draft interview.
Unable to participate in any of the testing at the combine due to shoulder surgery, Daniels was far from a hot commodity as the draft was approaching. So, when Daniels' phone began ringing late in the fourth round, it made sense when it was the Packers on the other end.
"I wasn't surprised," Daniels said. "I did have an inkling."
It is not uncommon for general manager Ted Thompson to draft a player that very few other teams seem to covet. Daniels, a 290-pound defensive lineman out of Iowa, fits that billing.
In this case, one of the biggest concerns with Daniels was his surgically repaired shoulders. But Thompson overlooked it, not believing it to be a big enough deterrent.
"They had to repair my labrum," Daniels said. "I have no idea where I hurt it. I think it was just from a lot of wear and tear."
Now in the NFL, Daniels will be expe...