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The Beginner's Guide to the NFL Combine

Posted Feb 23, 2016

Everything you need to know about the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine


WHO: 332 invited NFL prospects as well as team executives, coaches, scouts, and medical staffs

WHAT:
 2016 NFL Scouting Combine

WHEN: Feb. 24-29 (schedule below)

WHERE: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis

WHY: Each February, hundreds of the best college football players are invited to the NFL Scouting Combine, where all 32 NFL teams conduct an intense, four-day job interview in advance of the NFL Draft.

WATCH: Giants.com will be in Indianapolis all week, so stay tuned for live press conferences, special editions of “Big Blue Kickoff Live” from Lucas Oil Stadium, and much more. NFL Network will also provide extensive coverage of the event.



COMBINE SCHEDULE

Wednesday, Feb. 24: Media interviews for running backs, offensive linemen, and special teamers; Giants coach Ben McAdoo will hold a press conference with the media.

Thursday, Feb. 25: Media interviews for quarterbacks, wide receivers, and tight ends; Giants general manager Jerry Reese will hold a press conference with the media.

Friday, Feb. 26: Media interviews for defensive linemen and linebackers; on-field workouts for running backs, offensive linemen, and special teamers.

Saturday, Feb. 27: Media interviews for defensive backs; on-field workouts for quarterbacks, wide receivers, and tight ends.

Sunday, Feb. 28: On-field workouts for defensive linemen and linebackers.

Monday, Feb. 29: On-field workouts for defensive backs.



WHAT GOES ON AT THE COMBINE








PROSPECTS TO WATCH



Below is a look at the top prospects by position, according to NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock:

QUARTERBACK

1. Carson Wentz, North Dakota State
2. Jared Goff, California
3. Paxton Lynch, Memphis
4. Connor Cook, Michigan State
5. Dak Prescott, Mississippi State

RUNNING BACK

1. Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State
2. Derrick Henry, Alabama
3. Devontae Booker, Utah
4. Kenneth Dixon, Louisiana Tech
5. Jordan Howard, Indiana

WIDE RECEIVER

1. Laquon Treadwell, Ole Miss
2. Corey Coleman, Baylor
3. Michael Thomas, Ohio State
4. Josh Doctson, TCU
5. Will Fuller, Notre Dame

TIGHT END

1. Hunter Henry, Arkansas
2. Austin Hooper, Stanford
3. Jerrell Adams, South Carolina
4. Nick Vannett, Ohio State
5. Henry Krieger Coble, Iowa

OFFENSIVE TACKLE

1. Laremy Tunsil, Ole Miss
2. Ronnie Stanley, Notre Dame
3. Jack Conklin, Michigan State
4. Taylor Decker, Ohio State
5. Willie Beavers, Western Michigan

GUARD

1. Cody Whitehair, Kansas State
2. Vadal Alexander, LSU
3. Joshua Garnett, Stanford
4. Christian Westerman, Arizona State
5. Graham Glasgow, Michigan

CENTER

1. Ryan Kelly, Alabama
2. Nick Martin, Notre Dame
3. Max Tuerk, USC
4. Evan Boehm, Missouri
5. Jack Allen, Michigan State

INTERIOR DEFENSIVE LINE

1. DeForest Buckner, Oregon
2. Robert Nkemdiche, Ole Miss
3. Sheldon Rankins, Louisville
4. Jarran Reed, Alabama
5. A'Shawn Robinson, Alabama

EDGE RUSHER

1. Joey Bosa, Ohio State
2. Noah Spence, Eastern Kentucky
3. Shaq Lawson, Clemson
4. Leonard Floyd, Georgia
5. Kevin Dodd, Clemson

LINEBACKER

1. Jaylon Smith, Notre Dame
2. Myles Jack, UCLA
3. Reggie Ragland, Alabama
4. Darron Lee, Ohio State
5. Deion Jones, LSU

CORNERBACK

1. Jalen Ramsey, Florida State
2. Vernon Hargreaves, Florida
3. Mackensie Alexander, Clemson
4. Eli Apple, Ohio State
5. Cyrus Jones, Alabama

SAFETIES

1. Karl Joseph, West Virginia
2. Vonn Bell, Ohio State
3. Darien Thompson, Boise State
4. Miles Killebrew, Southern Utah
5. Jeremy Cash, Duke