Combine at Broncos headquarters
This week, the Denver Broncos headquarters was the site of a series of combines for some of the state's high school football players.
The combine was organized by the athletic development company TMB Athletics and was presented by the U.S. National Guard.
"How about the Denver Broncos for stepping up and saying 'We don't want this to be about scouting or recruiting. We want this to be about instruction," Ryan Mullaney with TMB Athletes said to 9NEWS on Thursday. "How much do they get it, right?"
Unlike other high school combines, this one was all about teaching kids what to expect when they jump as high as they can or spring 40 yards in front of many clipboard-holding scouts.
"What happens is the kids that practice the combines the most understand how to do the combines and they do the best," Mullaney said.
The educational experience was not lost on Kyle Zila, a tight end and defensive end from Cornerstone Christian Academy.
"It puts me where I'm at. Just pride-wise," Zila said. "Showing me where I'm at with my vertical jump and 40. Stuff like that."
And with each exercise, Kyle was taking as many mental notes as possible.
"I need to put a lot more work into what to do - strength-wise, speed," Zila said. "It takes a lot more work than you expect."
Coach Mullaney hopes to educate prep football players on what it takes to play at the next level.
"I'm impressed that they're changing," he said. "It's the hardest thing for a human being to do. These guys are willing, so they're changing and they're getting better."
Making the combine a success for everyone involved.
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