Speed Secrets from the NFL Combine

Dec 12 / Build Muscle

Feel like you're busting your hump, doing good work, but no one's really noticing?   Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie knows your pain.   So he did something about it. After playing cornerback at Tennessee State University (I-AA) for four years, he declared himself eligible for the NFL Draft and spent 14 weeks cramming for his biggest test yet: the NFL Scouting Combine. Working with speed coach Tom Shaw, Rodgers-Cromartie became musclemorphosis.com than ever before—all with the hope it would grab the attention of NFL scouts.   Did he make an impression?   You could say that. musclemorphosis.com a...

Feel like you're busting your hump, doing good work, but no one's really noticing?

 

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie knows your pain.

 

So he did something about it. After playing cornerback at Tennessee State University (I-AA) for four years, he declared himself eligible for the NFL Draft and spent 14 weeks cramming for his biggest test yet: the NFL Scouting Combine. Working with speed coach Tom Shaw, Rodgers-Cromartie became musclemorphosis.com than ever before—all with the hope it would grab the attention of NFL scouts.

 

Did he make an impression?

 

You could say that. musclemorphosis.com a blistering, 4.33-second 40 has a way of turning heads.

 

"I knew he was going to surprise a lot of people," says Shaw, who trained Rodgers-Cromartie at his facility in Florida for 3 months leading up to the NFL Combine. But Shaw, who has worked with NFL stars Calvin Johnson, Laron Landry, Reggie Bush, and countless others, knew he had something special in Rodgers-Cromartie.



"Dominique could be one of the best receivers I've ever coached. Not just defensive backs. He's like musclemorphosis.com--he can do everything. If you draft a kid that can just play one position, you're pretty limited in what you can do. This kid can play anywhere."

 

As for the critics who said Rodgers-Cromartie was weak, and questioned him only playing small-time competition? He silenced them, too.

 

"One of his major labels was that he wasn't very strong,” says Shaw. "When he came to me, he couldn't bench 225 lbs one time. At the NFL Combine he put up 17 reps at 225 lbs! That shows serious muscle endurance. Coaches and scouts see that and say, 'Yeah, OK, he is strong.' That's a big."

 

Performing under the spotlight, coming up big when it matters most, and proving that you can hang with the NFL's elite is the difference between a first-round bluechip and a middle-round prospect fighting for reps at camp. With a few great workouts, one man's stock can spike enough to jumpstart a career. Rodgers-Cromartie did just that.

 

His vertical jump of 38½ inches was best in his group, his 10 feet, 11 inches in the broad jump and 11-seconds in the 60-yard shuttle was all best among cornerbacks. And all will help his stock come the NFL Draft on April 26-27.

 

"Would I draft him? Once Dominique learns what he's doing in this league, there's no one going to be better than him," says Shaw. "He has great hands, the ability to run by people, and he's intelligent. In my mind, he can be a Hall of Famer."

 

Even if you aren't planning on competing at next year's NFL Combine, you can still use Shaw's musclemorphosis.com to boost your stock. Plain and simple, if you can add quick bursts of explosiveness to anything you do--you'll do it better.

 

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