According to Damond Talbot of NFL Draft Diamonds, the Cleveland Browns are hosting Florida Tech linebacker/safety JT Hassell on Friday for a pre-draft visit.
#Browns are hosting Florida Tech JT Hassell for a pre-draft visit on Friday— NFL Draft Diamonds (@DraftDiamonds) April 3, 2019
Hassell gained some press with a very athletic Pro Day, as Talbot elaborates:
This kid is 5110 and while he has played linebacker he straight up murdered his pro day running a 4.38 forty yard dash in front of NFL scouts. He added in a 42 inch vert, a 10’1 broad jump and a 4.26 short shuttle. This kid is athletic enough to play safety and the Buccaneers could use a safety as well as a hybrid linebacker. He will likely be a priority free agent.
Emory Hunt of Football Gameplan also talked about the fact that Hassell’s stock has been on the rise:
Two D2 #NFLDraft prospects that have garnered a lot of buzz on the pro day circuit have been @FloridaTechFB JT Hassell (LB/SS) & @WU_Bulldogs OLB Cardell Rawlings. Both were standouts on the all-star circuits (@TropicalBowlUSA @CGSAllStar)— Emory Hunt (@FBallGameplan) March 29, 2019