The College Gridiron Showcase is an exceptional event, that allows players a true chance at improving their draft stock and possibly getting selected in the 2017 NFL Draft. The CGS provides exposure and education for top college senior football players from around the country. The players are selected by a panel of football experts. Once gathered at the event, players are presented opportunities to meet with NFL scouts, and showcase their talents.
In addition to a few OTA style practices, and a scrimmage, players take seminars and classes that will help them in their transition to professional athletics. These symposiums consist of courses in social media education, money management and financial advice, insurance and more.
To get a better understanding of what the CGS is all about and what the mission is, I held an interview with Co-Founder and Executive Director Jose Jefferson. You can hear more details in my conversation with Jose.
Interview with the man in charge. This is Jose Jefferson, Co-Founder and Executive Director here at #CGSAllStar.
Posted by Blake Cole on Sunday, January 8, 2017
As you can see, Jose and the rest of the CGS staff are truly dedicated to these players. The fact that the entire event is geared differently than the NFL Combine or the Senior Bowl is remarkable. The College Gridiron Showcase experience takes players into a deeper level of exposure to scouts and teams, as well as allows them to walk away with valuable knowledge for life in general. The fact that these players are presented this opportunity is amazing.
To even be invited to the CGS is an honor. Jose Jefferson, with an intense background in coaching, has partnered with two other instrumental people to generate a list of invitees.
Craig Redd, fellow Co-Founder of the College Gridiron Showcase, has an extensive background in player management. Craig is the President of Redd Sports Group, a sports consulting firm that provides educational programs for athletes and colleges/universities entering professional sports.
In addition to the dynamic co-founding duo of Jose and Craig, the CGS has a third part in the triumvirate of leadership.
Rick Serritella, founder of NFL Draft Bible, has partnered with the College Gridiron Showcase. Established in 2002, the independently published NFL Draft Bible has gained notoriety as The Leading Authority on the NFL Draft, providing fans, agents, scouts and pro teams dependable insider draft information accumulated from pro scouts stationed nationwide. The NFL Draft Bible combines experience, forward thinking and the use of new technology as they continue to set the bar of excellence in accurate reporting.
With these three remarkable gentleman at the helm of the CGS, success is all but guaranteed for their organization and all players involved.