WATCH: Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon Putting in Work with Sled Pull Drills

Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon is working hard to prove he should be selected in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft.


Melvin Gordon is coming off a dazzling junior season at the University of Wisconsin. He ran for 2,587 yards and 29 touchdowns. Now, he's working hard to prove to NFL scouts that he has what it takes to carry the load for a professional franchise.

Drafting a running back in the first round has become a bit of a faux pas in recent years. In the 2008 NFL Draft, five running backs were taken in the first round. In 2013 and 2014, none were selected in the first round. Gordon is hoping to reverse that trend.

A strong showing at the NFL Combine would certainly help. Gordon is currently training in San Diego at EXOS at SKLZ headquarters, a 15,860-square-foot mecca of sports performance. EXOS has trained 105 first round draft picks, so Gordon's in good hands.

In the above video, you can see Gordon working on his stride length and stride frequency with Sled Pull drills. A speedy 40-Yard Dash could be a key for Gordon to climb into the first round, and given the work he's putting in, we wouldn't bet against him.

 


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