Combine workouts with NFL prospects

The NFL Combine is just like a normal job interview. There's almost no difference except that millions of people of watching, you've spent months preparing, there could be millions of dollars on the line and it's a dream job for college athletes. There's no pressure. OK, maybe a little.

The combine is the biggest stage for NFL hopefuls to display their athletic prowess. It can make all the difference in draft status and that's why there's a tremendous amount of training and preparation. Here's a look at some of the drills and exercises athletes go through in the months leading up to the combine.

Clean Pull with Barbell
Pharoh Cooper, South Carolina
The focus here is explosiveness. This resisted exercise helps to improve your numbers at the 40-yard dash, vertical jump and broad jump.

Broad Jump Med Ball Throw
Shaq Lawson, Clemson
You need power for an excellent broad jump. You need to clear as much distance as possible with this exercise. That will help ensure full extension.

Assisted/Resisted Angle Cut
Darian Thompson, Boise St.
While linear speed is great to have, explosiveness out of your cuts is essential in football. Cutting against the bungee ensures you have the power to come out of your cuts quickly and efficiently.

Speed Turn
Jayron Kearse, Clemson
A safety has to be able to react quickly to what the offense is showing. This drill helps build speed so safties can attack any route and for the L drill.

Bounds with VertiMax Raptor
Shaq Lawson, Clemson
Increase your power through your stride by pushing into the ground with force and with pulley resistance.

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