Super Bowl XLV: Rookies, Writers Start Working Towards 2011 NFL Draft

February 1, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

"Amazing," Minnesota's Chris Kluwe reflected during his December Twitter war with Sports Illustrated columnist Peter King, "how expert some people are at things they don't know how to do."
Believe it or not, athletes and the media types who hound them don't always see eye to eye.
That goes for the on-field action, which has fueled experiments from the late author George Plimpton's misadventures as an NFL practice squad quarterback in 1963 to Spike TV's recent Pros vs. Joes series.
But it's been doubly true for the hours of off-field training put in by every would-be professional on the journey to the big leagues, working tirelessly behind the scenes toward dreams of stardom...
Until now.
This week, against the backdrop of the world's biggest sporting event, Gatorade and NFL Films are kicking off a year-long project featuring 11 rookies and the role sports science plays in their bids for greatness.
Gatorade's rookie class, highlighted by likely first-rounde...

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