IU offensive line stand-out Rodger Saffold is ready for the NFL after his pre-draft training at IMG Academy. After being dubbed initially as a second-round prospect, Saffold's stock shot up after a dominating performance at the East-West Shrine game and the practices leading up to it. The Indiana Daily Student had more on Saffold's ascent:
"He physically wasn't the size you are looking for in a Big Ten tackle at the time, but you knew he was going to get bigger," Lynch said. "As he has gone through the years, he has gotten bigger, stronger, worked very hard in the weight room and developed himself not only into a great college player but someone who could get drafted early in the NFL Draft."
After earning many accolades during his senior season at IU, Saffold focused this offseason preparation on the draft.
He trained six days a week at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., to work on every aspect of his game.
In the East-West Shrine game - an all-star game featuring many of the nation's top prospects - and the NFL Combine, his hard work was on full display.
In practices leading to the East-West game, Saffold dominated all individual drills and proved his skill against defensive linemen of other top conferences. During the NFL combine, his scores were among the highest of all offensive line participants.