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Reported games for the week of
Friday, September 12 2014
  • Albany

    0

    St. Thomas Aquinas

    28

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Ascension Christian

    12

    Crescent City

    8

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Belaire

    8

    East Feliciana

    20

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Bogalusa

    12

    West St. John

    19

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Broadmoor

    18

    Parkview Baptist

    41

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Catholic - B.R.

    48

    Mandeville

    0

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Central

    51

    Morgan City

    27

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Covenant Christian

    21

    White Castle

    30

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • De La Salle

    6

    St. Michael the Archangel

    16

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Denham Springs

    35

    Salmen

    14

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Donaldsonville

    0

    Dutchtown

    43

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Dunham

    23

    Ascension Catholic

    24

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • East Iberville

    0

    Christian Life

    54

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • East St. John

    15

    Scotlandville

    14

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Eleanor McMain

    16

    Independence

    13

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • False River

    6

    Ascension Episcopal

    35

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Hanson Memorial

    32

    Catholic - P.C.

    6

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Jewel Sumner

    22

    Kentwood

    28

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • L.W. Higgins

    0

    St. Amant

    46

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Loranger

    3

    Riverside Academy

    37

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Madison Prep

    12

    Woodlawn - B.R.

    35

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • McDonogh #35

    39

    Lutcher

    40

    AT
    09/12 - Final/OT
  • McKinley

    40

    Capitol

    0

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Northeast

    12

    Baker

    0

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Northwest

    0

    Zachary

    48

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Patterson

    27

    East Ascension

    42

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Plaquemine

    47

    Brusly

    20

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Ponchatoula

    55

    Amite

    6

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Redemptorist

    12

    Port Allen

    66

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Southern Lab

    6

    University Lab

    19

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Springfield

    43

    Walker

    42

    AT
    09/12 - Final/OT
  • St. Helena College & Career Academy

    0

    Live Oak

    35

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • St. James

    14

    E.D. White

    20

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • St. John

    7

    Episcopal

    31

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Tara

    17

    Amite County, MS

    6

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Varnado

    20

    Pine

    44

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • West Feliciana

    21

    Franklin Parish

    0

    AT
    09/12 - Final

Local draft hopefuls mold bodies for NFL life

Photo provided by staff
LSU

POSTED: Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 6:29pm

UPDATED: Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 6:31pm

You will hear plenty familiar names during the three-day, seven-round NFL draft. Years of hard work will pay off for some who have dreamed of being selected by a pro franchise. Others may not hear their name called, but a shot at making a roster doesn’t end there.

There are about 3,000 players to pick from. But there are only about 200 spots to fill.

“The whole grind from the college to the NFL is tough. It’s the toughest year these guys will have,” Mack Chuilli, owner of Traction Center for Sports Excellence said.

He’s been helping several potential picks train and get ready for the NFL since the college season ended.

“We tried to play with their weight. We tried to play with their speed and play with things that will open the eyes of scouts. We know what our goals are for each individual athlete. Each one has different needs,” he added.

Chuilli played a part in LSU wide receiver Jarvis Landry’s improved 40-yard-dash time at LSU’s Pro Day. It helped the former Lutcher High School star get his early round value back.

“What makes him a great route runner and a good football player is the same thing that hurts him in the 40. We tried to short and compact he gets in and out of cuts better than anybody,” Chuilli said of Landry. “For him we had to change the way Jarvis ran purely for the test. I didn't want to change the way he ran pass routes. We had to teach him how to run the 40 efficiently to put up the number everyone wanted to see.”

Former LSU Tiger Chris Davenport left Baton Rouge for Tulane. He rejuvenated his career in New Orleans and is back in the capital city in hopes of showing up on a team’s radar.

“After this season was over I was around 347 lbs. Right now, I'm about 328. It's the smallest that I've been in a few years,” Davenport said.

Smaller portioned, healthier meals were a huge challenge for the big guy.

“I'm eating the right things, eliminating the fried (foods) and the sugars,” the leaner Davenport added.

Former Southern quarterback Dray Joseph has already drawn interest from the Canadian Football League. He’s hoping his newly sculpted body will catch the eye of scouts in the NFL.

“I came to Traction at about 205 lbs. and now I am 215. I gained muscle.
I gained a lot of muscle back in my leg which allowed me to be more powerful and quicker,” Joseph told NBC33 News after a workout leading up to the NFL Draft.

He’s a long shot to be drafted. But, getting a shot as a free agent is a possibility.

“We deal with a lot of athletes that are borderline guys that people don't really know about. And they get signed after going undrafted or they get late round draft picks and it may not be big stars but they are part of the 53 man roster,” Chuilli said.

In other words, it’s not how you get there, but what you do with it if you do.

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