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Velocity Sports Performance Training Could Be the Secret For Athletes Entering this Week’s NFL Draft

By Velocity Sports Performance
April 24, 2008
ORANGE COUNTY, CA (APRIL 2008) Velocity Sports Performance, the industry leader in the sports performance training category for youth and elite athletes, announced today that over 70 elite athletes have trained over the past several months in preparation for this weekend’s NFL Draft.   
 
The 73rd NFL Draft, held in New York City April 26th and 27th, is the foundation for major college football players and free agents to begin their careers in the NFL.  With only 255 players chosen in the 18-hour draft, the competition at NFL Training Camps will be fierce for the few spots available.   
 
With increased competition to make an opening day roster, training and conditioning with Velocity Sports Performance give athletes an edge over those competing for the same roster spots.  Velocity Sports Performance helps make athletes faster, stronger and more explosive.  Improved stamina is both a result and a benefit of the conditioning process, which will serve Velocity Sports Performance athletes well as they get to the next level in their careers.  
 
Many Velocity Sports Performance athletes have seen their draft day projections rise since they began training at Velocity Sports Performance.  Originally projected to be drafted in the third-round or later, Michigan quarterback Chad Henne has seen his stock rise to a potential first rounder after a remarkable Senior Bowl performance, earning him MVP honors for the North offense.  Henne trained before and after the Senior Bowl at Velocity Sports Performance in Southern California, and credited his strong performance and preparation to Velocity.  
 
Peter King, from Sports Illustrated, states “The hot name as we enter the final five pre-draft days? Michigan quarterback Chad Henne.  Two scouts I trust told me over the weekend they like him better than they like [Matt] Ryan.  There’s a team somewhere between 8 and 17 interested in drafting Henne with a first-round pick.”  
 
After an outstanding Senior Bowl and impressive bench press performance at the NFL Combine, Notre Dame defensive tackle Trevor Laws has seen his value rise to a potential first or second-round draft choice.  Laws began impressing NFL scouts with his amazing Senior Bowl performance leading the defense in solo tackles, sacks, and fumble recoveries, earning him the Most Outstanding Lineman award.  Laws also trained at Velocity Sports Performance in Southern California in preparation for the Senior Bowl, NFL Combine and Pro Day.  
 
Velocity Sports Performance in Naples, Florida, trained West Virginia defensive back Ryan Mundy, who was not invited to the NFL Combine, yet was able to show off the results of his training during his Pro Day.  The 6-foot-1, 215-pound Mundy completed the 40-yeard dash in 4.5 seconds, the pro shuttle in 4.2 and recorded marks for 10 feet, 10 inches in the broad jump and 36 inches in the vertical to attract NFL teams.  Since his outstanding performance at Pro Day, Mundy has visited with the Seahawks, Texans, Vikings and Steelers and is projected to be a second-day pick, from virtual unknown.   
 
Purdue center Robbie Powell has also impressed many scouts after training with Velocity Sports Performance in Carlsbad.  After training with Velocity Sports Performance, Powell was able to improve his pre-training pro day scores dramatically.  Powell’s pro day numbers would have ranked him second overall for Centers at the NFL Combine in the 40-yard dash (0.29 second improvement) and the pro shuttle (0.18 second improvement).   
 
Some other collegiate athletes that have chosen Velocity Sports Performance to prepare for their NFL career include:
 
 
Player Name Position College 
Keith Rivers
Linebacker
USC
Brian Brohm
Quarterback
Louisville
John Carlson
Tight End
Notre Dame
Adrian Arrington
Wide Receiver
Michigan
Jamar Adams
Defensive Back
Michigan
Mike Hart
Running Back
Michigan 
Adam Kraus
Offensive Guard
Michigan
John Sullivan
Center
Notre Dame
DeJuan Tribble
Cornerback
Boston College
Drew Radovich
Offensive Tackle
USC
John David Booty
Quarterback
USC
Kolo Kapanui
Tight End
Texas A&M
Dominic Lewis
Defensive End
Kentucky
Gabe Hall
Defensive Tackle
Vanderbilt
Kyle Lockett
Defensive Tackle
Urbana
DeMarco McNair
Running Back
Middle Tennessee State
Bradley Robinson
Defensive Back
Middle Tennessee State
Scott Kuhn
Tight End
Louisville
 
"We are extremely proud of all the pro football prospects that prepared for the NFL Draft at Velocity Sports Performance centers this year,” said Loren Seagrave, Founder of Velocity Sports Performance. “Athletes who train at Velocity Sports Performance perform at their peak because the cutting-edge programs implemented by our Sports Performance Directors and Performance Coaches across the country have been specifically designed to optimize the building blocks of athleticism: speed; power; and agility. These are measurable qualities that the NFL combine and scouts use to determine the likelihood of each prospect’s success in the NFL.”  
 
In 2007, 45 Velocity Sports Performance clients were drafted or signed free-agent contracts with professional teams following the 2007 NFL Draft. Since its inception in 1999, Velocity Sports Performance has trained over 400 professional football players throughout their careers including Justin Tuck, Ryan Grant, Braylon Edwards, Larry Fitzgerald, DeMarcus Ware, Marques Colston and Jeff Garcia.  
 
About Velocity Sports Performance
Velocity Sports Performance, the industry leader in providing advanced sports performance training for athletes of all skill levels and ages, was founded in 1999 by world-renowned coach Loren Seagrave, a five-time NCAA champion coach, who trained Olympic, professional and major college athletes.  At Velocity Sports Performance, athletes of any skill level from age eight through adult can realize their potential through advanced training programs taught by degreed and certified coaches, scientifically designed to increase speed, power and agility, while reducing the risk of sports-related injuries. There are over 65 Velocity Sports Performance facilities across the United States, each with an average of 19,000 square feet of state-of-the-art facilities. Visit www.velocitysp.com for more information on training programs and franchise opportunities.   # # #