Former Florida State DT Jacobbi McDaniel Scheduled to Work Out for Browns
MAY 14, 2014, TALLAHASSE, FL - The 2014 NFL Draft may not have yielded a position for Jacobbi McDaniel, but the former Florida State defensive tackle has received an invitation to mini-camp with the Cleveland Browns to try out for a spot on the roster.
No stranger to drafts, back in 2009, McDaniel was selected by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 33rd round of the MLB Draft, but decided to pursue his passion for football which has landed him a BCS Championship.
During his time as a Seminole, McDaniel earned All-ACC honors from Sporting News, he was on Phil Steele's Third Team Freshman All-American squad and was part of the 2013-14 FSU BCS Championship team. His college career stats include 92 total tackles, 42 solo tackles and 2.5 sacks.
'My goal is to show the Browns that I want this job, and display my relentless effort,' said McDaniel on his upcoming tryout. 'I'm ready to impress the coaches and be part of the dog pound again.'
McDaniel aims to follow in the steps of several other FSU DTs that have made it to the NFL, including Timmy Jernigan (2014 - 2nd round), Everett Dawkins (2013 - 7th round) and Andre Fluellen (2008 - 3rd round).
Derek Spearman, McDaniel's NFL agent, spoke highly of his client's capabilities.
'Jacobbi sustained a minor injury during his pro day, but was able to bounce back to 100-percent two weeks later,' said Spearman. 'He deserves the shot that he's got, and he's going to excel in the NFL.'
McDaniel's try out is scheduled for later this week, and Browns fans and Seminoles alike will be rooting for this all-star talent.
Fans can learn more about McDaniel at www.JacobbiJustice.com and connect with him on social media via the handle @JacobbiJustice.
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