PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EXOS (formerly Athletes’ Performance) athletes enjoyed a terrific showing at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine, leading four overall tests, 18 position group tests and breaking one NFL Scouting Combine record – Oregon State receiver Brandin Cooks in the 60-yard shuttle (10.72 seconds) – and tying another – Cooks in the Pro Agility Shuttle (3.81 seconds). Cooks also won $100,000 from adidas for running the fastest 40 time in the company’s adizero 5-Star cleats.
“There’s no denying the significance of the NFL Scouting Combine and the increasingly important role it plays in NFL teams’ ability to rank prospects against their peers,” said Adam Farrand, EXOS’ NFL Combine program manager. “With EXOS’ talented integrated performance staff and leading training programs and facilities, our clients were trained specifically for each individual aspect of the NFL Combine to ensure they performed to their peak potential when it mattered most, effectively boosting their draft stock.”
Since its inception in 1999, EXOS has trained six No. 1 picks for the NFL Draft, 94 first rounders and 459 total selections.
Among the top performers at this year’s Combine was Cooks, who, in addition to setting the 60-yard shuttle record, posted the fastest 40-yard dash time of any receiver (4.33 seconds) and the second fastest overall. Cooks also tied a Combine record in the Pro Agility Shuttle with a time of 3.81 seconds. Other winners of the overall tests included North Carolina offensive lineman Russell Bodine in the bench press (42 reps) and BYU safety Daniel Sorensen in the 3-cone shuttle (6.47 seconds).
“The customized training program I received at EXOS was a difference-maker in preparing me for the Combine,” said Cooks. “Between the world-class facilities, individualized performance game plans and nutrition program, I felt like I went into the Combine well prepared to compete.”
The training program and Combine experience of three EXOS trained athletes, Blake Bortles, Jadeveon Clowney and Bishop Sankey, is featured in the upcoming April ESPN Draft Academy, a four-week series offering an inside look at top NFL Draft prospects. ESPN captured behind-the-scenes moments on and off the field, chronicling how Bortles, Clowney and Sankey trained and prepared for the NFL Scouting Combine, their individual Pro Days, and ultimately, the 2014 NFL Draft.
EXOS-supported athletes leading their position groups included:
- Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State (4.33 seconds)
- Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina (4.53 seconds)
- AC Leonard, TE, Tennessee State (4.5 seconds)
- Terrence Brooks, S, Florida State (4.42 seconds)
- Jerick McKinnon, RB, Georgia Southern (32 reps)
- Russell Bodine, OL, North Carolina (42 reps)
- Khairi Fortt, LB, Cal (30 reps)
- Colt Lyerla, TE, Oregon (39 inches)
- Terrence Brooks, S, Florida State (38 inches)
- Colt Lyerla, TE, Oregon and AC Leonard, TE Tennessee State (10’8”)
- Bishop Sankey, RB, Washington (6.75 seconds)
- CJ Fiedorowicz, TE, Iowa (7.10 seconds)
- Daniel Sorensen, S, BYU (6.47 seconds)
- Bishop Sankey, RB, Washington (4.00 seconds)
- Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State (3.81 seconds)
- CJ Fiedorowicz, TE, Iowa (4.26 seconds)
- Jason Verrett, CB, TCU (4.00 seconds)
- Daniel Sorensen, S, BYU (3.95 seconds)
Founded in 1999 as a training facility for professional and elite athletes, EXOS provides training, nutrition, and physical therapy programs from six locations across the country while also supporting various professional teams domestically and internationally. The industry leader in integrated performance solutions, EXOS specialists apply multifaceted systems across mindset, nutrition, movement, and recovery to optimize human performance and decrease man games lost through empowering player education and injury prevention.
EXOS is pioneering human performance. Founded in 1999 to maximize the potential of athletes, EXOS (formerly named Athletes’ Performance) has grown to become a leader in proactive health and performance, trusted by elite athletes, the military and innovative companies worldwide. EXOS designs and delivers health and performance game plans that guide people to achieve higher levels of success. With world-class partners, facilities, technologies, and specialists spanning six continents, EXOS is progressing the intelligence behind human performance wherever necessary. To learn more, visit www.TeamEXOS.com