After the medical exams ended, we bussed back to the Plaza to continue to do more testing. The final test of the day was called the CYBEX. I was strapped into a futuristic looking chair where they measured the strength of your knees, hamstrings and quads. It was a very tiring exercise but was used to measure the power exerted by the different muscles surrounding the knee joint and how you were able to maintain that power through a series of reps. Crazy stuff to say the least.
Finally, break time for 20 minutes. Dinner was slated next, where I saw Andrew Luck (Stanford quarterback), Jacory Harris (Miami, Fla., quarterback), Matt Kalil (USC offensive tackle) and LaMichael James (Oregon running back).
Orientation followed dinner, then it was off to the “train station” as it is called at the Crowne Plaza, where NFL scouts, coaches and even coordinators were waiting to interview players.
I was fortunate enough to have a sit-down convo with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan, Detroit Lions assistant coach Todd Downing, along with coaches and scouts from the Broncos, Browns and Rams. All in all a hectic, yet very productive day.
Bedtime now (currently 10:27 p.m.…..4 a.m. wake up tomorrow!)