the experience was a tremendous opportunity for me. I really learned a lot from the practices and heard a lot of
interesting perspectives from the coaches and from the scouts during the week.
I want to thank the organizers of the game and especially Charlie
Wilson for the opportunity to participate. I would like to thank Coach Tayrien for his guidance during the week.
I feel that I gained a lot of confidence during the week from competing
against the best talent in Division II. That
competition inspires me to keep working harder and preparing to compete
against the best competition in the country. I
know that I can continue to improve and this week taught me that I have to
continue to compete at the highest level every single time I hit the field.
I know that my numbers will continue to improve as I work hard in my
training program. I enjoyed
meeting some of the other pro prospects during the week such as Roderick
Green, Justin Kamrath and Keith Heckendorf.
Some of the friendships that I developed during the week will
stay with me for a long time to come.
It was a great experience for me. The hospitality we received in
of the Week:
able to showcase my skills for the scouts.
against the best talent in Division II.
an opportunity to hear Charlie Casserly speak at our banquet.
lots of positive feedback from the NFL scouts and hearing a CFL scout tell
me "We would love to have you in the CFL but I know that you will be
playing on Sundays this coming season."
of the Week:
being able to show my best results in the workout due to the difficult
testing conditions and the bad weather.
out Friday night that there is no Hooters in
to continue my training regimen so that I can improve my athletic numbers.
I know that I will need to have a strong performance in my pro-day
workout at NDSU since I have not been invited to the Combine. I feel that if I continue to demonstrate the numbers that I have been
putting up, that I will capture that attention. I know that given the opportunity to showcase my skills, that I will
perform on par with the best running backs at the Combine.
like to thank Tony Pauline and TFY Draft Preview for the opportunity to write
this diary. They have asked me to
continue to add weekly updates on my workouts and the feedback that I am
receiving from the NFL teams between now and the draft. I hope that this information will give you an "insiders" view of
the draft and scouting process.