2024 NFL Scouting Combine: Group III Cheat Sheet

NFL Combine, LA Rams GM Les Snead
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When it comes to the NFL Draft, do you believe that the LA Rams will be more focused on defensive linemen and linebackers (Group I), defensive backs and tight ends (Group II), quarterbacks, running backs, and wide receivers (Group III), or offensive linemen and special team specialists (Group IV)? No matter how you answer, the 2024 NFL Scouting Combine continues to parade some of college football's most talented prospects.

Group II is on full display on Saturday, March 2, 2024, and the group is certainly going to get a lot of coverage. This group features quarterbacks, running backs, and wide receivers, and has already been making headlines. Several of the top stars projected in the 2024 NFL Draft: QB Caleb Williams, QB Drake Maye, and WR Marvin Harrison Jr., are not testing. That simply opens the door for others to leave a good impression on the gathered NFL scouts and personnel executives.

I get the reason behind not testing in athletic feats. Two top defensive backs in the 2024 NFL Draft, both cited as players the Rams may draft fell to injury during Group II athletic events. While neither is expected to miss training camp due to injury, the experience highlights the risk that even track and field events pose to NFL hopefuls.

But some of the top-tier college prospects are going beyond declining to compete. Some, like USC QB Caleb Williams, have opted out of the medical examinations, insisting that only teams that he meets with will be privy to that information. That is enough to sour my interest in him, all the while fully understanding that he will likely be selected first overall anyway.

Still, let's focus on the matters at hand. Who might the Rams have interest in from Group III? Who should you keep on your radar? Let's dive in, shall we?

Which prospects deserve monitoring from Group III?

  1. Quarterbacks
  2. Running backs
  3. Wide receivers