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Michael Johnson Performance Boasts Big Names

Posted on: February 11, 2010 6:11 pm
Edited on: February 11, 2010 6:14 pm
I traveled last year to Athletes Performance Institute in Tempe, Arizona to get a firsthand look at the training that goes on prior the Combine. Following this trip, I also spoke to gold medal winner and world record holder Michael Johnson about the performance center which bears his name and his work with high profile NFL prospects prior to the Combine.

Johnson boasted an impressive class last year, including first round picks Michael Crabtree, Knowshon Moreno and Brandon Pettigrew.

Some of his detractors were quick to point out that Moreno and Pettigrew were disappointingly slow in workouts and that Crabtree, Johnson's most celebrated prospect, never did work out for scouts.

Those detractors must not have carried much weight, however, as Johnson boasts an impressive group of prospects this year -- even more impressive than last's year's crop.

Among those signed up to work with Johnson is Ndamukong Suh, LSU wide receiver Brandon LaFell, Georgia Tech running back Jonathan Dwyer, Texas pass rusher Sergio Kindle, Kansas wide receiver Dezmon Briscoe, Mississippi defensive end Greg Hardy and his former teammate, Dexter McCluster, among others.

A strong showing by these athletes in workouts this year not only will boost their own stock, it could further improve Michael Johnson's profile within the pre-combine training community.


Since: Feb 11, 2010
Posted on: February 11, 2010 6:37 pm

Michael Johnson Performance Boasts Big Names

Big names don't mean to a hill of beans. I look at your running backs for 2010 and you keep dropping Tunde Ogun. I guess there isn't enough info on this guy but there will be come march 17  at his proday. This guy did a excellent job at the East Coast Bowl and is working out everydayt o prove ALOT OF YOU WRONG. His stock will go UP!

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