As football fans twiddle their thumbs in anticipation of this month's NFL Draft, the athletes they'll (hopefully) be cheering on in 2011 are hard at work getting ready for their first professional season.
Gatorade and NFL Films have teamed up to produce the Everything to Prove series, which has been covering 14 of this year's top rookies since February, and facilities across the country have been busy preparing other members of the 2011 draft class for the rigors of the NFL.
Renowned trainer Todd Durkin, who owns Fitness Quest 10 in San Diego, has added several promising prospects this year to a roster of regular clients featuring Super Bowl champions Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees. In conjunction with Gatorade, he's also been planning the "offseason" workouts of a few lucky writers, including B/R's Jack Harver.
Recently, Jack was able to get a few minutes of Todd's time to talk about these prospective NFL players' pre-draft experiences.