Wildcats chasing NFL dream

Zach Anderson recently completed his senior season at Northern Michigan University, but he did not want to hang up his cleats just yet. Anderson, along with former NMU teammate Jace Daniels are both pursuing potential careers in the NFL.

To get ready for a career in the pros, Daniels suggested that Anderson tag along for a workout at Advantedge Training in Marquette back in December.

Since training at Advantedge six days a week for the past four months, both players have noticed how their bodies have changed, and they weren’t the only ones noticing that.

Several NFL teams have shown interest in both players, especially Anderson. He has participated in three different combines since December. Anderson played as a defensive end at Northern, but some NFL teams have worked him out as an outside linebacker.

The Sault Ste. Marie native doesn’t care where he plays on the field, he just wants a shot in the NFL.

Daniels was a left tackle for the Wildcats. At the GLIAC Combine, NFL scouts projected him as a guard or a center. The Escanaba native just wants an opportunity to play at the next level.

Dustin Brancheau, the director of sports and fitness at Advantedge, has worked exclusively with both Anderson and Daniels on a daily basis. He knows both players have what it takes to compete at the highest level of football competition there is today.

The 2013 NFL Draft begins on Thursday with the first round. The draft continues on Friday with the second and third rounds, followed by rounds four through seven on Saturday.