Groups, Times And Dates. Everything You Need To Know For The NFL Combine
It’s always sad to see another football season come to an end, but it seems that the offseason is always just as exciting. Next week the 2017 NFL Combine will convene in Indianapolis and over 300 prospects will attempt to prove their worth to NFL scouts.
The Combine will take place over four days from March 3rd to the 6th. Here is your complete guide to navigating the Combine and who to keep an eye out for.
Day 1, March 3rd: running backs, offensive linemen and specialists.
This will be an intriguing day as some of the top running backs go up against each other in the 40-yard dash and the vertical jump. Be sure to keep an eye out for Florida State’s Dalvin Cook, LSU’s Leonard Fournette and of course Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey. Those are just a few among a very talented group of prospects.
Day 2, March 4th: quarterbacks, wide receivers and tight ends.
After an exciting National Championship game it seems the whole nation is excited to watch Deshaun Watson prove his NFL worth. Though he lacks some of the physical qualities many want in a NFL quarterback he does everything well and his drills should be nothing different. Be sure to watch Watson’s teammate Mike Williams work out with the same group and Alabama’s tight end O.J. Howard. But in the 40-yard dash FSU’s Kermit Whitfield might be a shock with his speed.
Day 3, March 5th: defensive linemen and linebackers.
While the running back position is stacked with talent, this group of prospects might just have a bit more. Set aside the obvious ones to watch in Alabama’s Reuben Foster and Jonathan Allen, this group also features J.J. Watt’s little brother T.J. Watt. Though he lacks the size of his older professional brother, he’s just as skilled as a pass rusher and has a speedy motor. Don’t overlook Solomon Thomas out of Stanford as well.
Day 4, March 6th: defensive backs.
Perhaps not ever given the same hype that the offensive positions get the defensive backs are just as exciting to watch. This year’s Combine has a great group of secondaries to keep a close eye on starting with Ohio State’s Marshon Lattimore. Other secondaries to watch are Desmond King out of Iowa, Teez Tabor out of Florida and Adoree’ Jackson out of USC.