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First, Tampa, Fla. Then, Iowa City. Now, New York.
Former Iowa safety/linebacker Dane Belton’s journey will take him east after the New York Giants drafted him in the fourth round of the 2022 NFL Draft with the 114th overall selection.
Belton is the second Hawkeye to be drafted this year, following center Tyler Linderbaum’s first-round selection.
Belton helped his draft stock at the NFL Combine, running a 4.43-second 40-yard dash.
Having spent time in both Iowa’s linebackers room and defensive backs room, his versatility should especially be a major asset at the next level in an NFL era of defenses heavily using subpackages rather than base defenses.
“Teams try to ask me where I’m most comfortable at, and I just tell them, ‘I feel comfortable everywhere,’” Belton said at the NFL Combine. “I showed that during my tenure at Iowa.”
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