When the Pittsburgh Steelers took a chance on ‘Big’ Daniel McCullers in the sixth round five years ago, they knew he would be a project. They described him as a project. But they also described him as “an obstruction”—what else can you call a 6’7”, 350-pounder—and that was enough for them to think they had something to work with.
Five years later, he is still here, much to the surprise of many. And with their other two backup defensive linemen also scheduled to be unrestricted free agents, as he is as well, the Steelers will have to decide which of them they will like to bring back.