Photo of Daniel McCullers
Grade
5.65 ?
  • 27 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 20.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 97.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6'7" Height
  • 36 5/8" Arm Length
  • 352LBS. Weight
  • 11" Hands

Overview

Nicknamed "Shade Tree." Transferred to Tennessee after two seasons at Georgia Military College (2010-11), where he weighed nearly 400 pounds before arrival on campus. Had a blocked kick in both 2012 and 2013. 2013: Started all 12 games. 2012: Played in 12 games and started seven.

Analysis

Strengths

Looks every bit the part with a relatively lean build for a 350-pounder -- carries his weight well with some muscle definition and good overall body thickness. Rare size with vines for arms, an enormous wingspan and exceptional mass to occupy space and hold up multiple blockers -- has clear two-gap potential. Can overpower zone blockers with sheer size. Very durable and has not missed any games to injury throughout his career.

Weaknesses

Duck-footed short-stepper with limited play range -- does not make plays outside the box. Lets his pads rise (first move is up), gets outleveraged and does not hold his ground as well as a man his size should. Gets turned out of the hole and sealed. Average body power to roll his hips and generate torque. Limited pass-rush potential (confirmed by 1.5 career sacks) -- is late off the ball, does not collapse the pocket and stays blocked too long. Must improve his hand use to disengage. Weight has fluctuated in the past -- exited high school pushing 400 pounds.

Bottom Line

A big-bodied, short-area plugger with some underachiever traits, McCullers has raw tools that could become special if he learns to harness the innate strength in his body and pairs with a DL coach who can refine his mechanics.
-Nolan Nawrocki
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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