This is the moment Aaron Bradley has dreamed of his entire life. Now he can't stop dreaming about it—literally.
"Every night I go to bed, I have a dream about doing my Pro Day," says Bradley, the wide receiver from Ohio University. "I roll over and think 'dang, I just had a dream about running that 4.4 I want to run and jumping 38 inches on the Vertical. It's just constantly on my mind."
The dream comes closer to reality with each and every pre-draft workout Bradley completes at the STACK Velocity Sports Performance Training Center in Irvine, California. He says, "We're here six days a week. Our job is to get better and kill this testing. The expectations are through the roof."
Bradley's performance in the Combine testing events—especially the 40-Yard Dash and Vertical Jump—have been through the roof since he started his Combine training program. He credits the workload and intensity of the workout sessions for developing the top-flight speed that NFL teams covet in wide receiver prospects. "No matter if you're stretching or foam rolling or if you're pushing a sled and squatting heavy, expectations are 110 percent," says Bradley.
His strength and speed gains have Bradley close to NFL-ready, but he says it's his determination to make it in the NFL that separates him from fellow draft hopefuls vying for an NFL roster spot. He says, "My motivation is to make a team. I really want be on an NFL roster. Since I've played football since I was 8 years old, that's where I'm at, that's what's driving me."
Bradley was asked what he could bring to an NFL team. His response: "speed."
With his speed in high gear, Bradley is running down his dream.