Through the 2015 NFL Draft from April 30 to May 2 in Chicago, Illinois, Florida Gators offensive lineman Chaz Green will keep you up-to-date on his Path to the Draft with exclusive comprehensive blog entries here at OnlyGators.com.
Green checks in for the second time after returning to Gainesville, Florida, as meetings have begun with individual teams as he prepares for Pro Day.
Before I left Miami for Gainesville, I first met with my trainer to discuss whether I would test again at Pro Day. We decided that I would not re-test any of the on-field drills, but I am going to do the bench press again, so he ensured I had everything necessary to succeed and perform well. He gave me a workout script with three weeks of lifting on it, and he also said he was really proud of my performances in Indianapolis.
My first week back in Gainesville was spent mostly training, lifting and doing either cardio or field work – running stadiums, smoothing out my footwork, etc. Everyone was on spring break, so it was very quiet in town.
I ended up being forced to drive back down to Miami over the weekend to switch out my car, so I went to my hometown (Palm Harbor) to spend some time with my family and celebrate my mother’s birthday. Then on Monday, I was supposed to meet with a stylist in Orlando, but we were forced to reschedule that, as I do want to get fitted for a suit.
Once I was back in Gainesville, I continued working out and getting ready. All of that was in my preparation for my first team workout, which was on Wednesday with the Carolina Panthers. The coaches ran myself and D.J. Humphries, who they are looking at earlier in the draft.
We both got there at 9:30 a.m. and worked out for 90 minutes. There drills included inside and outside zone, run blocking and pass production. He wanted to see whether I could fit into what he is teaching at the next level, and I felt very confident with how I performed out on the field.
The players filtered back into town last week, and I got to catch up with Trip Thurman and Antonio Morrison; both of those guys are hurt and were working with trainers. They said they were doing well, and I definitely saw them grinding to get back out on the field as quickly as possible.
Even though I’ve been back for two weeks, I have yet to bump into any of the coaches or trainers. [Editor’s note: This was written before spring practice began.] I’m sure that will happen soon, and I do hope to get a chance to meet them before I leave for rookie minicamp, wherever I wind up.
Over the next few weeks, I will continue workouts while I prepare for camp. I have a meeting with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on March 20, the Houston Texans on March 26 and the San Diego Chargers on April 6. I’m excited for everything to start ramping up, as I do like meeting with teams and showing what I can do in a one-on-one setting.