Three Cone Drill

The Three Cone Drill or sometimes otherwise known as the L-Cone Drill measures speed and agility. It tests a prospects ability to accelerate, decelerate and change direction at high speeds while maintaining body control. It is also known as the L-Drill or L-Cone Drill.

Three cones are arranged 5 yards apart in an "L" shape. Prospects are asked to stand next to the first cone, then sprint 5 yards to the second cone, pivot and run back 5 yards to the first cone. Pivoting once more after reaching the first cone before sprinting back 5 yards around the outside of the second cone and weaving another 5 yards inside of the third cone. Then sprint back around the outside of the middle cone and continue on to the first cone 10 yards completing the drill.

This measurement is important for all positions with an added emphasis on running backs, wide receivers, tight ends, linebackers and defensive backs.

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