Alfred Morris and Ryan Steed both come from smaller college football background, but has not limited neither their accomplishments nor their expectations.
With Morris receiving an invite to the EAST-WEST Shrine game, Reed receiving an invite to the Senior Bowl and both guys earned an invite to the NFL Combine.
With five weeks left until the draft both prospects are here at IMG Academy in our NFL Combine Football Training program.
After the Shrine Game, Morris will resume his workouts to continue to get ready for the NFL Combine.
Morris' combine preparation is in good hands as he's currently training at Athletic & Personal Development program in Bradenton.
IMG has been the training facility for notable first-round draft picks such as Cam Newton, Christian Ponder, LaDainian Tomlinson and Josh Freeman. New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning have also trained at IMG.
"I'm fortunate to be here at this great place," Morris said. "We're just getting into the combine stuff right now. We got our base stuff out of the way, and now we're really going to get more in-depth into the training for the combine. It's six weeks until the first group leaves for the combine, so it sounds like a lot of time, but it's just around the corner.
"We have some of the best coaches in the game. I know they are going to get us better, so I'm not going to worry about it."
Jeff Hartsell recently had a Q & A session with Steed
What was your reaction to being selected for the Senior Bowl and NFL Combine?
"It's great, that feeling that you have this opportunity right in your hands. They are both such prestigious events, so it's a remarkable moment for me and my family. I'm honored to be in this moment."
You've been training at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. What's a typical day like?
"Busy. On a typical day, you wake up at 6:30 a.m. and get breakfast. We stretch out for 30 minutes or so, then we have a movement session out on the field for an hour and 15 minutes, working on running and agility. Then we're on the football field for about two hours, working on football movement. Then it's lunch, and then you come back in the afternoon in the weight room. It's a long day."