BBD Staff Writer: Joe Marino
There was quite the buzz about defensive tackle Daniel McCullers when he signed with the University of Tennessee after playing junior college football at Georgia Military College. It’s been rumored that McCullers is one of the largest men to ever wear a Volunteer uniform. He’s known to have weighed as much as 400 pounds, but is listed anywhere between 360 and 380 pounds while standing 6’8″, according to Tennessee’s official website.
McCullers finished his first year at Tennessee with 39 tackles, 5.5 for loss and one sack. Those are solid numbers for a guy who is asked to occupy blockers and allow linebackers to run and make plays. The 2013 season will be pivotal in figuring out if McCullers is worthy of a first-round selection in the 2014 NFL Draft.