Jacobbi McDaniel Increases Draft Stock with Solid Pro Day
MARCH 21, 2014, TALLAHASSEE, FL - With representatives from all 32 NFL teams on hand, defensive tackle Jacobbi McDaniel came to impress at Florida State University's pro day on Tuesday, March 18.
Along with the scouts, head coaches from eight teams were on hand to witness McDaniel's impressive numbers.
Coming in at 6' 1/2' and 293 lbs., the Greenville, Fla. native ran a 4.95 40-yard; completed an 8.95' broad jump; and a 30.5' vertical jump. He also boasted 25 bench press reps.
'In the areas I did compete in, I think I did really well,' said McDaniel of his numbers. 'I was really able to show the scouts how explosive I am, especially with my jump numbers. I don't want to put anyone else down, but I think my numbers were really solid. I did everything I could to show what I've got, and even though I didn't compete in everything, I still produced some great scores.'
McDaniel also scored a remarkable bench number. 'Despite having a pulled hamstring, I was still about to put up 25 reps with not using much of my lower boy,' he said.
Agent Derek Spearman was also outspoken about his client's enviable performance.
'Jacobbi really got to impress all 32 scouts,' said Spearman. 'He had the best 40 time of out of all defensive tackles and defensive ends that day. He did extremely well for his size and showed his speed. He was the quickest out of all the defensive ends.'
McDaniel will start private workouts with teams after treatment for his hamstring injury. Interviews with McDaniel are possible via media contact.
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