Over the weekend college prospects will showcase their skills in Indianapolis at Lucas Oil Stadium for the NFL Scouting Combine. Some players will do well and shoot up draft boards while others disappoint and start to slide.
The NFL Network will show the entire event live for you to watch and there will alson be a stream on NFL.com. Over the past week we went through players to keep an eye on throughout the workouts:
Workouts on the field:
Saturday, Feb. 22: Tight Ends, Offensive Linemen, Special Teams
Sunday, Feb.23: Quarterbacks, Running Backs, Wide Receivers
Monday, Feb. 24: Defensive Line, Linebackers
Tuesday, Feb. 25: Defensive Backs
– Physical Measurements: Each player in attendance will be measured for height, weight, arm length and hand size.
– 40 Yard Dash: From a three-point stance, a player runs 40 yards as fast as he can.
– Bench Press: Each player lifts 225 lbs. as many times as he can.
– Vertical and Broad Jumps: Players jump straight up (vertical) or straight forward (broad) from a neutral start, without using a first step for momentum.
– The Shuttles and 3-cone drill: The two shuttles and the 3-cone drill each challenge a player’s athleticism, balance, and change of direction.
– Team Interviews: Each NFL team can chose up to 60 prospects at the combine to interview.
- Injury Evaluation: Each prospect will go through X-rays and physicals to determine their current injuries and their injury histories.
– The Cybex Test: Tests the flexibility and joint movement of each prospect.
- The Wonderlic Test: The wonderlic test is similar to the I.Q. test everyone in the world knows of.
– New Assessment for 2013: This year, the NFL will implement a new, expanded player-assessment test designed, according to an NFL memo, to provide a comprehensive look at a player’s “non-physical capabilities, aptitudes and strengths.
– Position Drills: Each position has its own set of drills that they will do.