Thursday, March 26, 2009

NFL Pro Day Updates...

With the NFL Draft less than a month away, scouts are going crazy trying to evaluate each and every draft eligible prospect out there at each school's respective NFL Pro Timing Day, where the scouts come on campus to test the 40 yard dash, vertical jump, broad jump, short shuttle, 3 cone, bench press and positional drills.

These "Pro Days" will be that last look at prospects before the draft and the last chance for athletes to make an impression.

I have been busy here preparing my athletes for their pro days. Here is a look at some of the guys and the awesome results they achieved.

Eugene Monroe OT Virginia - At the NFL Combine Eugene ran a 5.16 40 yard dash, jumped a 9'4" Broad Jump and repped 225 lbs. for 23 reps. At his pro day he performed only positional drills but looked flawless. He has the best feet I have ever seen in an offensive lineman.

Jacob Lacey CB Oklahoma State - ran a 4.42 40, vertical jumped 41" he is a riser in this years draft with his cover skills.

Julius WIlliams DE UConn - ran a 4.58 40, vertical jumped 41" and had 36 reps @ 225 lbs.

CJ Spillman FS Marshall - clocked a 4.43 40, vertical jumped 41.5" looked agile in shuttle drills

Chris Baker DT Hampton - ran a 4.94 40 @ 326lbs., vertical jumped 35.5"

Others to watch over the next week are OT Sebastian Vollmer and DE Phillip Hunt from Houston.They should test off the charts!

High School Combines
Various high school combines are in full swing, Under Armour, Nike/Sparq, and Schuman's leading the way around the country. If you are needing help preparing for these combines, be sure to get our Combine Freak DVD that will help you master the tests and sepearte you from the competition.

Speed Tools Training Gear
For those of you looking to take your training to a higher level, take a look at my Speed Tools Training System. For the first 5 orders I will throw in a free DVD with exercises and drills using the gear I use with my NFL players.

Train Hard!
Mike Gough BSc, CSCS

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