What’s New with Mount Union Wide Receiver Chris Denton

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By PFC Blogger Chris Brown (@cbreezy2411)

As part of the rookie’s blogs here at ProFootballCentral we continue to talk with potential NFL hopefuls. Today we had a chance to catch up with Mount Union Wide Receiver Chris Denton.

CB:  Good evening Chris, how’s everything going? Thanks for joining us again here at ProFootballCentral.  We just wanted to touch base with you and see how everything was going with you since our last talk.

CD:  I’m doing well just working out down here in Florida.

CB:  Since we last talked what have you been doing to work on your game? What are you trying to better?

CD:  I’ve been working on getting out of my breaks, faster on my routes.  Also have been trying to improve on my 40 yard dash time, working down here at Bommarito Performance Systems has improved that. I’ve been working with former NFL wide receiver Kelley Washington, who is a wide receiver’s coach at the facility.  He has been teaching my good techniques about route running.  It helps to ease the transition from running college routes to pro routes.  In what used to be a 10 yard curl has now turned into a 15 yard curl.  I’m learning that you have more time to run routes in the pros than you do in college.  It also helps that we have Drew Stanton throwing us the football during these training drills.

CB:  While at Bommarito have you been working out with any friends or past teammates?

CD:  Yes, I’m actually working out with my college teammate Jasper Collins.  Having him here helps each of us to push each other.  We enjoy trying to make each other better on and off the field.  While we are training we push one another to the breaking point.  Trying to better one another is the mentality that we have.  Having familiarity also helps me hone in on making myself better as well.

CB:  What has been your inspiration through this whole process?

CD: No question it has to be my family.  I’m from Florida, so I’m living with my family while I’m going through this whole process down here.  I’m with my family all the time and that because of that I have to do it for them. I’m the oldest out of five siblings, so I feel that I need to lead by example for my brothers and sister.  They used to get excited anytime I came home from school, I like to try to spend every chance I can with them.  When I’m not training I enjoy spending the time I can with them such as taking them to mall and going to the beach.

CB: What does your regular workout week entail?

CD:  Well we workout six days a week down here.  We start the day off around nine in the morning and end mid afternoon.  Sunday’s are usually my day off from the facility.  Typically we start off first by lifting weights in the morning.  After that we do some speed drills, ball drills and position drills.  Each session is pretty intense; I’m trying to focus on better myself as an overall wide receiver.  Going through these training sessions is allowing me to accomplish this goal.

CB: What are your plans for the next few weeks?

CD:  Well today we did a mock combine here at the facility.  We went through each drill and were timed.  The coaches have kept those times a secret to the players.  We are trying to better each time we run through the drills.  By not knowing the times it allows you to work even harder.  Everything is going to be pretty hectic here leading up to the regional combine.

CB:  You just mentioned the regional combine, what combines do you plan on attending in the next few weeks?

CD:  Well the first combine I plan to attend is on March 2nd at the New York Jets training facility, Atlantic Health Center.  This combine last for two days, during that time they place participants on a grading scale.  If you grade high enough at your position you get invite to the Super Regional Combine at Cowboys Stadium on April 6th.  I believe that I have what it takes to make it to that next group.  My positions drills are very strong which can set me over the edge.  I believe that I will have a good 40 yard dash time as well as an impressive bench number.

CB:  Alright well that’s all the questions we had for you today, thank you Chris for joining us, good luck at the combines and we look forward to hearing from you soon about your progress!

CD:  Thank you Chris, looking forward to talking with you again.

For all those interested, be sure to check and follow Chris on twitter, his handle is @ChrisUNODenton.  Please be sure to check back for more interviews with Chris as well as more NFL hopefuls on ProFootballCentral.