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STACK followed dozens of the NFL's top prospects as they hit the gym to get ready for the NFL Combine and Draft. In our Path to the Pros video series, we show you how these world-class athletes prepared for the next level.

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Las Vegas Raiders Plan to Use Versatile Pick Lynn Bowden Jr. as a "Joker" in Jon Gruden's Offense

The Las Vegas Raiders selected dual offensive threat Lynn Bowden, Jr. with the 80th pick in April's 2020 NFL draft, despite the fact that Bowden h...

Lukas Denis Has Been Working With the NFL in Mind Since He Was 6 Years Old

Lukas Denis couldn't wait. He was just a kindergartner, but the urge to strap on a helmet and pads was overwhelming. He was still too young to for...

Stanford DE Solomon Thomas Weighed Close to 200 Pounds in 4th Grade. Now He's a Workout Beast

When you watch Stanford defensive end Solomon Thomas work out in preparation for the upcoming NFL Combine and NFL Draft, it can be tough to differenti...

2015 NFL Draft Recap: Where Our 15 Path to the Pros Prospects Ended Up

The NFL Draft came and went, and all 15 of the NFL prospects STACK spoke to and documented leading up to the Combine ended up on an NFL team, eith...

Wisconsin Running Back Melvin Gordon Is Ready to Take the NFL by Storm

When you finish 42 yards shy of setting the FBS single-season record for most rushing yards, the bar for success in the NFL is set extremely high. ...

Path to the Pros 2013: Alec Ogletree

If a running back bounces outside or catches a swing pass out of the backfield, count on Alec Ogletree to close quickly on the ballcarrier and deliver...

How Travis Kelce Improved His NFL Draft Stock With a Conversation

Travis Kelce is in a good mood. Dressed in a clean pair of Air Jordan XIs, jeans and a white t-shirt, the former University of Cincinnati tight en...

Path to the Pros 2013

RB Montee Ball trains at IMG Academy For athletes who want to make it to the NFL, the months before the Draft are the most important time in t...

Eddie Lacy: The Power Back

What sets Eddie Lacy apart from the other running backs in the 2013 NFL Draft? "I'm a bigger back but I can be agile," Lacy says. "I can break long...

Kenny Vaccaro: The Swagger

Top-tier safeties in today's NFL must possess the cover skills of a cornerback along with the instincts and explosiveness of a linebacker. Kenny Va...

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