NFL Draft Prep

February 15, 2012 Comments Off
NFL Draft Prep

Pro Day

The Pro Day is often times the only major public workout for elite quarterbacks. These workouts present an incredible opportunity to demonstrate your skill set exactly how you would envision it. Through training, we will coincide the rhythm and order of the routine.

These workouts are usually 40 to 70 throws, including displays of movement, pocket agility and other special dynamics (throwing on the run, power, touch, etc)


Cam Newton’s Media Day in San Diego, CA

Once the college football season is done, Whitfield Athletix begins preparing talented college quarterbacks for the NFL draft process.  Quarterbacks are submerged into a cutting-edge, methodical training regime that improves every facet of their performance and ability.  As a prospect, you only have one initial run into the combine, pro day and draft.  As a prospect who chooses to train at this Academy, one can expect the following…




Pro Days coordinated by George Whitfield Jr.:

Stanford University (300+ media credentials issued)
  University of Auburn
  University of Georgia
  Florida Atlantic University
  University of Cincinnati
  University of Louisville
  Cam Newton’s “Media Day” (200+ media credentials issued)
University of Arizona
University of Oklahoma 
Andrew Luck Pro Day

Andrew Luck Pro Day at Stanford University


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Landry Jones’s Pro Day at University of Oklahoma



College quarterbacks searching for a competitive edge or simply looking to improve have found both here in San Diego.  Quarterbacks come in from all over the country from different divisions and different performance objectives and goals to work with Quarterback Engineer, coach George Whitfield Jr.

Landry Jones training for 2013 NFL Draft

Landry Jones training for 2013 NFL Draft



Jarrett Lee (San Diego Chargers) training with coach Whitfield Jr.


Many collegiate quarterbacks chose the week of spring break to travel in and improve themselves in preparation for their Spring practice season.  Their objectives vary from mechanical corrections in throwing motion and footwork to concept and route help with a new playbook/ coaching staff. (e-mail for details)


The summer training opportunities are critical for all college quarterbacks.  Whether you’re returning all-conference play-maker or incoming freshman, you want to be as complete and prepared as possible.  Is your arm conditioned enough to ‘thrive’ through the summer training camp?  Is your footwork and passing mechanics fluid and efficient?  These objectives should be met before you trot onto the practice field to start your new season.  And this is the place to get it done.





Andrew Luck (Indianapolis Colts) training for the 2012 NFL draft


COMPREHENSIVE VIDEO BIOSPY – Quarterbacks are filmed from 5 different angles every week of training for a mechanical look at their throwing motion, release and drop back footwork.  Coach Whitfield studies this footage with the prospect to advance the training progress.

CLASSIC DROPBACK FOOTWORK – The biggest hurdle today’s NFL hopefuls have is the understanding and execution of the 3 step, 5 step and 7 step drops.  Most of today’s college QB’s are in shotgun dominated systems.  Prospects will be coached to execute ‘clean’, effecient drops with depth and quickness.  Scouts and NFL coaches want to see a quarterback demonstrate fluid, rhythmic drops when throwing the route tree while maintaining balance and power.



Cam Newton (Carolina Panthers) preparing for 2011 NFL Draft


PASSING RANGE & VERSATILTY – Many times quarterbacks complete their collegiate careers and are ‘cast’ into a type of passer (i.e. “system passer”, “pitcher”, “finesse thrower”).  Our objective is to take the prospect’s percieved passing weakness and drive it into a strength.  This could be a physical transformation such as throwing with more power or touch, or it could be concept transformation such as throwing classic NFL routes that maybe unfamiliar to the prospect.

Donovan McNabb training in San Diego


AGILITY & POCKET PRESENSE – How mobile is the prospect? Scouts don’t hold a quarterback’s 40 yard dash performance with the same weighted value that they do for all other positions.  They do, however, want to see a level of agility and athleticism that reassures them that they’ll have a player that can get himself out of trouble or extend a play.



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Matt Scott training for 2013 NFL draft

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Nate Montana training in San Diego, CA