Velocity Sports Performance Athletes Selected In The Nfl Draft

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Velocity Sports Performance Helps Gridiron Athletes Achieve their Goals as NFL Teams Chose the Best this Weekend

Velocity Sports Performance, the industry leader in the fast growing sports performance training category for youth sport and elite athletes, announced today that several athletes whom they have been training over the past several months were selected in the NFL Draft held this weekend . The 72nd NFL Draft, held in New York City April 28th and 29th, is the springboard for major college football players and free agents to get their careers in the NFL started. With hundreds of athletes eligible, and the percentage of those who actually make an opening day roster slim, training and conditioning with Velocity Sports Performance gives athletes an edge over those competing for the very same roster spots. Over 255 players chosen in the 18-hour draft, which means the competition at NFL training camps will be fierce for the few spots available. According to Velocity Sports Performance CEO Troy Medley, "We are pleased and proud that athletes who have chosen to work with Velocity Performance Centers and get themselves into top physical conditioning will get a chance to pursue their dreams. We believe that the training they received from our outstanding coaches will enable them to confidently take their next steps toward achieving their goals of joining the National Football League.

The Velocity Sports Performance training programs are designed to help individuals excel in performance skills testing that help players demonstrate core skills that are sometimes clouded by awards hype and team performance. Velocity Sports Performance helps make athletes faster, stronger and more explosive. Improved stamina is both a result and a benefit of the conditioning process, which will serve Velocity Sports Performance athletes well as they get to the next level in their careers.

Following is a list of Velocity Sports Performance clients who were selected in the 2007 NFL Draft. Included are the schools they attended and the NFL teams that drafted them: Aaron Brant, Iowa State, Chicago Bears Aaron Rouse, Virginia Tech, Green Bay Packers Abraham Wright, Colorado, Miami Dolphins Andy Alleman, Akron, New Orleans Saints Brandon Harrison, Stanford University, Houston Texans Brandon Mebane, University of California, Seattle Seahawks Chris Henry, Arizona State University, Tennessee Titans Clint Oldenburg, Colorado State, New England Patriots Daren Stone, University of Maine, Atlanta Falcons Dwayne Wright, Fresno State, Buffalo Bills Jacob Bender, Nicholls State, New York Jets Joe Cohen, Florida, San Francisco 49ers Jonathan Wade, Tennessee, Seattle Seahawks Josh Beekman, Boston College, Chicago Bears Justice Hairston, Central Connecticut State, New England Patriots Kasey Studdard, Texas, Houston Texans Marcus Thomas, Florida, Denver Broncos Matt Spaeth, University of Minnesota, Pittsburgh Steelers Ryan McBean, Oklahoma State, Pittsburgh Steelers Ryan Smith, Florida State, Tennessee Titans Thomas Clayton, Kansas State, San Francisco 49ers The following Velocity Sports Performance athletes, considered free agents, were invited to NFL mini-camps for tryouts from the teams shown: Aaron Brown, New Hampshire, Buffalo Bills Brandon Archer, Kansas State, Indianapolis Colts Brian Daniels, Colorado, Minnesota Vikings Chase Johnson, University of Wyoming, Minnesota Vikings Corey Mace, University of Wyoming, Buffalo Bills Devon Parks, Bowling Green, Cleveland Browns Elliot Vallejo, UC Davis, Arizona Cardinals Gabriel Hatchett, Southern Oregon, Miami Dolphins James Finley, Oregon, Chicago Bears Jayson Swain, University of Tennessee, Chicago Bears Joe Bradley, LSU (Layfayette), Minnesota Vikings Joe Lodbell, Northern Iowa, Indianapolis Colts Josh Swogger, University of Montana, Kansas City Chiefs Logan Payne, University of Minnesota, Seattle Seahawks Mark Fenton, Colorado, Kansas City Chiefs Michael Depriest, TCU, Indianapolis Colts Michael Jefferson, Montana State, Dallas Cowboys Mike McFadden, Grand Valley State, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Ola Dagunduro, Nebraska, Dallas Cowboys Rhema McKnight, Notre Dame, New Orleans Saints Selvin Young, Texas, Denver Broncos Steven Harris, Florida, Denver Broncos Zach Latimer, Oklahoma, Washington Redskins "We are extremely proud of all the pro football prospects that prepared for the NFL Draft at Velocity Sports Performance centers this year," said Loren Seagrave, Founder of Velocity Sports Performance. "Athletes who prepare at Velocity Sports Performance perform at their peak because the cutting-edge programs implemented by our Sports Performance Directors and Performance Coaches across the country have been specifically designed to optimize the building blocks of athleticism: speed; power; and agility. These are measurable qualities that the NFL combine and scouts use to determine the likelihood of each prospect's success in the NFL." In 2006, 21 Velocity Sports Performance clients signed free-agent contracts with professional teams following the 2006 NFL Draft. One of the more interesting free-agent candidates who trained at Velocity Sports Performance is Jai Lewis, a basketball player at George Mason University, who had a much shorter time period to prepare for the NFL after his team unexpectedly made it to the Final Four of the NCAA national basketball tournament. Lewis' situation is strikingly similar to that of Jeremy Bloom, a skier who represented the United States in the 2006 Winter Olympics, who also trained at Velocity Sports Performance and was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fifth round of the 2006 NFL Draft as a wide receiver. Both of these dynamic athletes had to overcome the challenge of training for a completely different sport in a dramatically shortened timeline. Velocity Sports Performance defines sports performance training and has built a business devoted to training athletes in every sport, at all ages and all skill levels. Athletes of any skill level can realize their potential through advanced training programs, scientifically designed to maximize human sports performance. Velocity Sports Performance offers athletes from age eight through adult, semi-private and team-based sports performance training designed to help increase speed, power and agility, while reducing the risk of sports-related injuries. The goal is to provide a safe, positive environment that promotes long-term psychological and physical development, leading to increased confidence, character and overall life success for athletes of all ages and abilities. Athletes typically train in small semi-private groups that offer individualized coaching and close attention. Velocity Sports Performance currently has 78 centers open across the country, expecting to be at 100 facilities by the end of 2007. For more information or to set up your free trial session, call or visit your local Velocity Sports Performance.

About Velocity Sports Performance Velocity Sports Performance, the industry leader in providing advanced sports performance training for athletes of all skill levels and ages, was founded in 1999 by world-renowned coach Loren Seagrave, who coached Olympic, professional and major college athletes improving speed, agility, quickness and strength. Headquartered in Roswell, GA with their Service Center in Orange County, CA, Velocity Sports Performance offers worldwide franchise opportunities and provides world-class franchise training and ongoing support. Visit www.velocitysp.com for more information on training programs and franchise opportunities.

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