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Athletes Blog About NFL Combine Training

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With only a few weeks left before the NFL Combine, many athletes are training at Athletes' Performance to help improve their draft stock. A few such NFL hopefuls have been sharing their experiences in draft diaries with SportingNews.com. Read on below to learn what it's been like for these athletes as they prepare for their big job interview:

"There's a certain type of feeling you get when you see everybody's out here for the same thing and you want to work because you know there are a whole bunch of other guys working for the same thing you are."

Gerald McCoy
Defensive Tackle

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"When we're working out, it's all about trying to be more flexible and limber. It's a lot of fun, but it's crazy hard. You get up every morning and muscles you don't usually use are sore. But I know this will help me get faster and stronger and become a better player."

Jerry Hughes
Outside Linebacker

Read more at SportingNews.com.

"So in addition to our strength training and cardio work, we spend a lot of time on the drills we know we're going to have to do in Indy—the 40-yard dash, the short and long shuttles, the 3-cone drill, the broad jump and the vertical jump."

Derrick Morgan
Defensive End
Georgia Tech

Read more at SportingNews.com.

"You have a love-hate relationship with the cold tub. We need to do it to help stay healthy, but it's a lot of guys' least favorite thing. When we focus on our lower bodies during our lift, you only put your legs in. That's not so bad. But on upper body days, you go neck deep."

Bryan Bulaga
Outside Tackle
University of Iowa

Read more at SportingNews.com.

Tags: Football, Sports Performance