There are two things Alfred Morris, Josh Norman and Josh Kaddu definitely have in common - they are all currently training at IMG Academy and they all improved their draft stock at the East-West Shrine Game. Here at IMG Academy under our NFL Combine and Draft training program, prospects are training in numerous areas such as mental and physical conditioning, communications, nutrition, speed, and vision. IMG Academy combine training is lead by top coaches and instructors such as world-renowned speed coach Loren Seagrave and Heisman winner and former NFL quarterback Chris Weinke. Morris, Norman and Kaddu will continue training at IMG Academy for the next several weeks.
Highlighted player profiles from East-West Shrine Game:
Morris was impressive all week for the East demonstrating a physical, low center of gravity style running ability. On Saturday Morris enhanced his draft status displaying the same traits in the game as he did all week
in practice. Fumbling was a concern in college but Morris showed good ball security for the East on Saturday evening.
Norman should become the third player drafted in Coastal Carolina's history, after Tyler Thigpen and Jerome Simpson. Norman is a ball hawk. He picked off 12 passes in his collegiate career and has racked up the hardware throughout. This past year he was a third team All-American and All-Big South selection.
Norman has decent speed, but he plays faster. He has very good size and strength for the position at 6'0" 200 pounds. Norman will be a starter in the NFL within two years.
OLB Josh Kaddu, Oregon: Although he might not be the most technically-sound player, Kaddu has ideal size, frame and overall athleticism for the linebacker position. He is very lean throughout his body and needs to add some muscle mass, but showed off his fluidity and flexibility in practice with sideline-to-sideline range and very good closing burst. Kaddu has as much raw ability as anyone participating this week and could emerge as a top-100 player.