It isn’t hard to see why the Los Angeles Rams drafted linebacker Daniel Hardy.
They feel like they are getting a middle-round talent after choosing the former Montana State standout in the seventh round of the 2022 NFL Draft.
Even if he made the switch from linebacker to defensive end in his final year with the Bobcats, he still became a First-Team All-Big Sky and Second-Team FCS All-American.
Hardy also had the sixth-most sacks in FCS at 16.5 and the ninth-most tackles for losses at 24.5.
But aside from his talent on the field, Hardy showed that he fits with the Rams through this short clip.
Rams OLB draft pick Daniel Hardy with some casual offseason training 👀 @RamsNFL
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) July 5, 2022
What he pulled off in his casual offseason training isn’t easy because he has to counter the water to make the perfect jump.
However, he made it look easy, making him a physical freak.
Anyone who can pull this off is worthy of the attention because it is a challenging feat.
Playing With Other Superhumans
Hardy will be joining a defensive unit that has a lot of elite players.
There’s three-time Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald, who continues to be a matchup problem as an interior lineman.
Winning Super Bowl LVI completed his career but he is hungry for more championships.
Then there’s Leonard Floyd, who is key figure in the Rams’ pass rush.
Finally, Hardy will learn a lot from Bobby Wagner who joined the Rams this offseason.
Playing alongside an All-Pro linebacker should speed up Hardy’s development.
If he can translate his college game to the NFL, he might take over Wagner’s spot in no time.