How Mac Jones is training for the NFL draft
When it comes to size, speed, and athleticism, there isn't much that separates most NFL players at each position. Often it's the details that make a difference, and perhaps no detail is more crucial to success on the field than footwork. When elite NFL athletes want to get a leg up with their feet, they turn to Rischad "The Footwork King" Whitfield. Whitfield is a movement specialist that trains some of the NFL's biggest stars to move more quickly, accurately, and efficiently on their feet, giving them an edge by helping them stay one step ahead of their opponents.
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