Tennessee DT Daniel McCullers: The NFL remains a big man's game in the trenches, which is why scouts are buzzing about McCullers after watching him work this week. The 6-foot-8, 351-pounder has surprised observers with his energy, stamina and conditioning as the monster in the middle.
McCullers has been an immovable object in the heart of the South team defense, exhibiting impressive strength and power taking on double teams at the point of attack. He has also impressed scouts with his ability to run and chase to the perimeter on outside runs. While McCullers is simply a pocket pusher as a pass rusher, the fact that he can own the middle of the line of scrimmage and clog up passing lanes with his length makes him an intriguing candidate as a nose tackle.
Vikings.com writer Mike Wobschall is high on McCullers:
1-gap penetrator or dynamic run-stuffer? I'm "thumbs up" on Tenn. DT Daniel McCullers but some aren't. He had a great week at Senior Bowl.-- Mike Wobschall (@wobby) January 24, 2014
TopDrawerSoccer.com listed Tennessee rising senior Hannah Wilkinson as one of its top 15 players who will be eligible for the 2015 NWSL draft. She is one of three SEC players on the list. The other two are Kentucky's Arin Gilliland and South Carolina goalkeeper Sabrina D'Angelo.
VFL Daniel McCullers continues to draw attention at Senior Bowl practices. Here's a look at some of the stories on the big man from the media: