When NFL scouts go to Chapel Hill on Tuesday for UNC’s pro day, they’ll see a different Marquise Williams than what last year’s film shows. Williams finished last season at 228 pounds, and he says he’s down to 215. And they’ll see a quarterback who isn’t too keen on taking off and running at the next level like he did for the Tar Heels.
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LAKE BUENA VISTA - On a breezy day more than a month ago at Walt Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex, fleet-footed defensive back Devin Hester of the University of Miami was at one corner of the field doing agility drills. In another corner, 340-pound offensive guard Max Jean-Gilles of Georgia had a resistance band around his stomach, working on power coming off the line.
D'Brickashaw Ferguson is one confident 300-pound lineman heading to this week's NFL combine – thanks to training guru Tom Shaw. “I'm happy with my progress. I'm faster, stronger and more explosive,” the 6-foot-5 offensive tackle says. “I'm ready to show what I've got. The camp has been very productive for me.” NFL personnel are eager for a close-up look at Ferguson, an All-American from Virginia expected to be among the first six players chosen in the April draft.
Before Ike Taylor emerged as a pro football prospect at Louisiana-Lafayette, before he was taken in the fourth round of the 2003 NFL draft, before the defensive back earned two Super Bowl rings with the Pittsburgh Steelers, there was Tom Shaw.
Yes, we are definitely ready for some football. And we are even keener for some genuine football insight, hence I took my notebook to the ESPN Wide World of Sports here in Orlando this week to consult my good friend and NFL guru Tom Shaw of the Coach Tom Shaw academy
Tom Shaw, who runs a popular performance enhancement camp at Disney’s Wide World of Sports in Orlando, pranked a group of NFL prospects in this hilarious video listed below. Players were told a gorilla from Animal Kingdom got loose and, well, you can guess the rest of the story.