INDIANAPOLIS --- Notre Dame WR DaVaris Daniels grew up outside Chicago but said Thursday at the NFL Combine he tries to tailor his game after Indianapolis Colts WR Reggie Wayne, as he tries to overcome a college suspension to make it to the NFL.
"A guy that I looked into is Reggie Wayne. It's kind of fitting that we're here at the Colts stadium," said Daniels. "I watched him all my life. We have similar body types and playing styles. I've tried to mimic some of his techniques."
Daniels said he never considered transferring to another school or trying to return to Notre Dame, after being suspended in 2014 for academic violations. He is expected to be a mid-round talent but could potentially go later. Daniels also said he hopes to run a sub-4.4 40-yard dash.
So why did Daniels look into Reggie Wayne?
"He reminds me so much of myself, just a quiet leader, completely humble, quiet superstar," explained Daniels. "That's a level I hope I can maybe get to one day, be that kind of leader, lead by example, not have to be a rah-rah guy because that's not my type. Everything that he does reminds me so much of what I'm capable of."
Not a bad receiver to model one's game after...