Continuing my series of scouting reports for Cowboys prospects, I am moving on to another DT. The way I see it, the Cowboys need a DE, DT and a guard in the 1st three rounds. Daniel McCullers is a monster of a man standing at 6-8 and weighing in at 351 lbs, he is a load in the middle. The Cowboys have needed a large 1 tech for quite sometime now.
Height | Weight: 6-8Ã‚Â Ã‚Â Ã‚Â 351
40 time: 5.18
Grade: 78.0 | Round: 3-4
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- I see some analysts putting Daniel McCullers at the bottom of the 1st round. Sorry sports fans, I don’t see it. He only serves 1 purpose and that is taking double teams. He has good size, but to me the strength doesn’t match the size.
- Daniel McCullers has slow sloppy feet, poor lateral movement, and is slow coming off the snap far too often. He is a very raw prospect with only 2 yrs experience as a starter. In many cases against Florida, the much smaller center was on him solo. At his size he should be manhandling guys 1 on 1 and I am not seeing it with any type of consistency.
- Daniel McCullers’ technique has a lot to be desired and he relies on his size and strength too much. He is doing a better job of tracking plays than he was in 2012, but in many cases he doesn’t get there in time.
- Daniel McCullers only had 1.5 sacks in 2 years against lesser competition than he will be facing in the NFL. He lacks the endurance to be a 3 down player: so basically, you are drafting him to be a situational run stuffer.
- Daniel McCullers has good power at the point, but that’s about it. Even though he made the transition from the Vols 3-4 to 4-3 switch,Ã‚Â he is better suited to be a NT in a 3-4 scheme. He has the size and the strength to be a solid DT, but he needs a lot of coaching;Ã‚Â he needs to lose some weight and build up his endurance.
- At best I would put him in the late 3rd to early 4th round. I am not dropping anything higher than that on a player who relies primarily on his size to get the job done.