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Rutgers University Linebacker Steven Longa will be attending the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama, January 25th – 27th, 2016. Longa, a junior, who chose to forgo his final year of eligibility to enter the 2016 NFL Draft is not eligible to participate in practices or the actual Senior Bowl itself, however he’ll work out at a local high school and will be able to meet and interview with interested NFL personnel and scouts. Longa will be joined in Mobile by his mentor, former NFL linebacker, Bart Scott as well as Parabolic Performance & Rehab NFL Draft Prep Program Director Brian Martin.
Longa had a stand out career at Rutgers from start to finish, making an immediate impact as a Freshman All-America in 2013. This season he was a Third-Team All-Big Ten selection and named Rutgers Defensive MVP. Longa finished this year second in the Big Ten with 117 tackles, his third straight season in triple digits, bringing his career total to 324 stops.
According to Martin, the extra exposure can only help Longa as he tries to enhance his draft stock. “Once scouts get a chance to meet with Steven in person, they’ll immediately be impressed. He accomplished so much on the field in three years of college football but the intangibles really come to the surface when you have a chance to speak with him one on one,” Martin added. “His focus, intensity and football IQ remind me of a young Ray Lewis and having Bart Scott as a mentor is all any future NFL linebacker could ask for.”
Parabolic Performance & Rehab, a leading sports performance training and physical therapy practice located in New Jersey, has established itself as the premiere NFL Draft Prep training provider in the northeast. Parabolic is currently preparing 24 players for the upcoming NFL Draft including 8 players from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. “Our cutting-edge approach to athlete training, therapy and nutrition has already helped a number of NFL players make the pros and we’re looking forward to even more success stories in 2016,” said Martin who has over twenty years in the NFL Pre Draft training business, working with over 200 NFL players.
When asked why he chose Parabolic to prepare him for the Draft Longa said, “It’s not a one-size fits all program, everything here is individualized from meal plans and workout structure, to Pro Day & NFL Combines schedule. Parabolic has me prepared to mentally and physically peak when it’s time to perform.”
Longa will have a chance to perform for Scouts at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis this February and then again at the Rutgers Pro Day on March 9th, 2016.