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Updated by Elisabeth James on Mar 30, 2014
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Another piece to the NFL Prospect puzzle - Pro Days

Pro Days are a big part of the overall NFL Draft evaluation process and continue to evolve as this particular piece of professional football becomes even more of a closely scrutinized "event".

The Weekly OC - Or the NFL from a UK perspective

This week's column comes amidst a gloriously sunny week in the UK. However I know that storms have devastated some regions of the US. I wish everyone reading this good health and safe travels. As always be sure to leave any thoughts on any of the issues below in the comment section or by reaching me on twitter.

The APTUS Test and its growing effect on NFL Draft evaluations

The rigors of building a success NFL career put strain not only on the physical capacities of a young athlete, but also on his ability to handle the mental stress of keeping up in the hyper-competitive world of a professional football.

Pro Days, Their Value, & What Non-NFL Personnel Should Focus On

The NFL combine is the mecca of the post-season evaluation process. While the players aren't in full pads, engaging in contact drills or running actual plays, they are able to showcase their athleticism (or lack thereof) on the field and answer questions for inquisitive managers and coaches off of it.

Mindfulness, Positive Reinforcement and Coaching

Every coach has a style and part of that style is the strategy that is used to motivate athletes. Every coach, whether he or she is aware of it, taps into the psyche of their athletes. Motivation and Reinforcement So much has been written (i.e.see books by Shane Murphy, Jim Loeher and Gloria Solomon) about athletes needing to be mentally tough and mentally smart.

Rashard Mendenhall shows COURAGE in the face of life's journey

Though controversial at times in his statements about particular subjects outside of football (specifically the death of Osama bin Laden, the 9/11 attacks, and parallels to the NFL & slavery), I respect the words and the manner in which Rashard Mendenhall chose to end his NFL career.

Note to the NFL - You're ALWAYS being evaluated

TFE has been harping on cultural change within the NFL and how they can go about doing their business with a higher degree of character. (Click here for more on that subject). A lot of the focus is on treating players as the assets they are and not as expendable commodities, yet at times that message falls on deaf ears.

The Worst Sports Outfits Ever Designed

There's nothing more exciting than going to a great sporting event. The action. The sweat. The noise. The sunglasses. Hold on; the sunglasses? Yeah, if the players are going to be wearing such horrible sports outfits you'll really want to protect your eyes.

John Facenda: The Voice of NFL Films

No one person defined the National Football League like John Facenda. What? You've never heard of him? No, he wasn't the quarterback who won the big game or the wide receiver who caught the game winning pass that won the Superbowl. He was never shown on a broadcast or given much recognition at all.

Sport Psychology and Mindfulness: Wide Awake

There is a song by U2, Bad, where Bono and his band sing about being wide awake and not sleeping...... These words are similar to the first teaching described by the Buddha, who talked about waking from after being under a fig tree. He encouraged all of us to "awaken".

Sport Psychology and Mindfulness: Wide Awake

There is a song by U2, Bad, where Bono and his band sing about being wide awake and not sleeping...... These words are similar to the first teaching described by the Buddha, who talked about waking from after being under a fig tree. He encouraged all of us to "awaken".