Usually these things are reserved for glory boys like quarterbacks, running backs or receivers. So it’s great to see that Sports Illustrated gave one of their regional covers to Green Bay Packers defensive end Mike Daniels.
Daniels is featured as one of the league’s rising stars. The other regional covers are an interesting mix — Carolina Panthers guard Trai Turner, Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald and Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins.
Going to be exciting if you live in the southeast and you get that awesome magazine featuring a guard for the Panthers on the front. On the flip side, I’d say Aaron Donald is already a star and probably the best defensive player in the league not named Watt.
Anyway, here’s Big Mike — not to be confused with Fat Mike — on the cover.