Parabolic Performance & Rehab, a leading sports performance training and physical therapy practice, has quickly established itself as the premiere NFL Pre Draft training provider in the northeast. Following the 2016 NFL Draft, a total of twenty two players trained and treated by Parabolic will be putting on the pads for NFL teams starting as soon as this weekend.
Among the notable prospects, tight end Seth DeValve became the highest draft pick in Princeton University history when the Cleveland Browns took him in the fourth round, the 138th pick overall. Jordan Lucas, defensive back out of Penn State was selected by the Miami Dolphins in the sixth round, 204th overall.
Immediately following the NFL Draft, there is a mad scramble by teams to sign the top remaining undrafted NFL prospects, these players are identified as “priority free agents” and they are highly coveted. For some perspective, 29% of NFL rosters in the 2015 season were comprised of undrafted free agents. Six of Parabolic’s clients landed in this category, wading though multiple offers before selecting their individual NFL destinations. These players included Steve Longa (Seattle Seahawks/Rutgers), Quentin Gause (Philadelphia Eagles/Rutgers), Keith Lumpkin (Buffalo Bills/Rutgers), Cedrick Lang (New York Giants/UTEP), Randall Jette (Green Bay Packers/Massachusetts), Darren Wilson (New York Jets/Elizabeth City State University), Richard Leonard (Houston Texans/Florida International) and Joe Callahan (Green Bay Packers/Wesley College).
Additional opportunities are presented to undrafted free agents as NFL clubs invite a handful of players to rookie mini camp for a try out before deciding whether or not to extend contract offers. Parabolic had 14 clients that were extended mini camp invites, one of which, Rutgers running back Paul James received invites from both the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens. The others receiving invites include Sam Bergen (Tennessee Titans/Rutgers), Savon Huggins (Green Bay Packers/Northern Iowa), Angelo Mangiro (New York Giants/Penn State), Gary Nova (Green Bay Packers/Rutgers), Kassan Messiah (New York Giants/Massachusetts), Alex Ross (Atlanta Falcons/Coastal Carolina), Mykhael Quave (New York Giants/Louisiana-Lafayette), Lee Hightower (Houston Texans/Boise St), Jake Schunke (Minnesota Vikings/Towson), Dave Bowen (Tampa Bay Buccaneers/Boston College), Jasen Oden (Atlanta Falcons/Colorado State), and Nick Arbuckle (Pittsburgh Steelers/Georgia State).
“We are thrilled that so many of our players made NFL teams,” said Parabolic CEO, Steve Frohlich. “Parabolic has dedicated tremendous time and resources to make certain our athletes are prepared for their combine, pro-day, or workouts. It’s clear they performed when called upon and they deserve all their successes. As a nationally recognized leader in physical therapy, Parabolic has integrated these medical services into our accomplished draft prep program. This integrated system is what distinguishes Parabolic and has proven to deliver our players to the NFL with a clean bill of health.”
If you’re interested in learning more about Parabolic’s NFL Pre Draft programming or would like to schedule an interview with one of our staff or NFL Draft prospects, please call Ami Dow at 973-744-2770 or via email at [email protected].