Tennessee Volunteers defensive lineman Daniel McCullers (98) reacts after defeating the South Carolina Gamecocks on a last second field goal at Neyland Stadium. Tennessee won 23 to 21. Mandatory Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports
Tennessee Volunteers defensive lineman Daniel McCullers has signed with a Tennessee based sports agency. Photo Credit: Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports

Knoxville, Tennessee-based agency, Allegiant Athletic Agency, didn’t have to travel far to sign its most recent NFL draft prospect.  University of Tennessee DL, Daniel McCullers, signed with a3 last week.  In 2013, McCullers registered 72 total tackles, 10 tackles for loss, and 1.5 sacks.

“NFL scouts rave about Daniel’s size and strength,” said Thomas Sims, McCullers’ primary agent.  “On game film, Daniel is double teamed 75% of the time, therefore eating up blockers so the linebackers can make the play.  Daniel has the potential to be the best defensive tackle in the 2014 NFL Draft.”

McCulllers’ grandfather, Donnie McCullers, led the search for an agent/agency for his grandson.  According to Sims, “After interviewing several sports agents/agencies, Mr. Donnie felt like I was the best fit for Daniel.  He felt that a3 is a first-class agency with experience and a proven track record.”

McCullers — a Raleigh, North Carolina native — has accepted an invitation to play in the 2014 Senior Bowl held in Mobile, Ala. in late January.  He will be training at the IMG Training Facility in Bradenton, Fla.  NFLDraftScout.com has McCullers projected to be drafted in the third or fourth round next May.

Some of a3’s clients include Eric Berry (Kansas City Chiefs), Aaron Dobson (New England Patriots), Michael Beasley (Miami Heat), and Ramon Sessions (Charlotte Bobcats).