April 19, 2007

Hardy a student of the game

How do you become the best at what it is you do?

You mimic the guy who is already considered the best, or that's what James Hardy's plans are at least.

To Hardy, hitting the weight room hard and reviewing game film is an acknowledged step in the process to becoming a big-time wide receiver, but he says you have to learn from the best to become the best. So the junior receiver has spent much of his time at home watching tape of former Georgia Tech receiver Calvin Johnson - a guy some analysts think could go first in the upcoming NFL Draft.

"I go in with the same mind frame keep working hard everyday give 100 percent in the weight room, studying film, watching plays," Hardy said. "Right now, I've been watching Calvin Johnson the entire spring, and that's what I do home when I leave practice. I go and study him and see what he do. I just watch the players that are better than me and see what they do and try to put it in my game."

But why Johnson and not someone else like Marques Colston or Roy Williams?

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