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2017 NFL Draft: Dan Feeney selected by Chargers

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Dan Feeney was without a doubt one of the best Hoosiers to grace the field every week for Indiana. Now he will gracing the field for Chargers

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With the 71st pick in the draft, the Chargers have drafted Dan Feeney.

In his time at Indiana, Feeney received more awards than I can count on two hands. After his freshman season, he was named to the All Freshman Team by FoxSportsNext.com/Scout.com. Feeney missed his sophomore year due to a preseason foot injury and was forced to take a medical redshirt. He then went on to receive Honorable Mention All Big Ten after his redshirt sophomore season.

Over the next two years, Feeney was even more successful at right guard and even a little tackle on the o-line. He was the team captain both of his junior and senior seasons and received All American honors in both years. His most notable award was being named an AP First Team All American after the end of last season.

Along with other recent great players from Indiana University, Feeney has started to build a tradition of winning football games.

Strengths:

In the NFL, Feeney will excel against the zone defense as was seen in his college days. The Illinois native has extremely quick feet and his very agile for being 6-4 and 310 lbs. He has already proven he is a great blocker for any running game with guys like Tevin Coleman, Jordan Howard, and Devine Redding running behind him at IU. He played the majority of his four years at the right guard position, but also played a few games at the tackle position due to injuries which shows he is flexible between the two positions.

Weaknesses:

Feeney may struggle in pass protection due to the slower tempo offense that most NFL teams utilize since he has been used to an up tempo offense at Indiana. Sometimes he can get a little too high with his initial hits at the line. Feeney not only suffered a foot injury prior to his sophomore season at IU but also suffered a concussion which put him on the sideline for four straight games in the 2016 season which is an area of concern.

Overall, Dan Feeney is a solid pick for the Chargers. He is a hard worker, is agile with quick feet, and has proven to be an effective lead blocker at IU.