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Tuesday's combine schedule: Judge & Gettleman set to speak

On-field drills don't begin until Thursday night, but plenty of combine action gets underway Tuesday morning. From the club side, head coaches and general managers are set to speak. First-year coach Joe Judge will take the podium at 11 a.m., followed by GM Dave Gettleman at 11:30 a.m. From the prospect side, quarterbacks, wide receivers, and tight ends will address the media.

Following is the NFL Network day-by-day Combine week coverage schedule (all times listed in ET):

Tuesday, February 25

7:00 AM – Good Morning Football – LIVE

11:00 AM – NFL Now – LIVE

7:00 PM – NFL Total Access – LIVE

12 Midnight – 2019 NFL Scouting Combine – Quarterbacks, Wide Receivers & Tight Ends

Wednesday, February 26

7:00 AM – Good Morning Football – LIVE

1:00 PM – NFL Now – LIVE

7:00 PM – NFL Total Access – LIVE

12 Midnight – 2019 NFL Scouting Combine – Defensive Linemen & Linebackers

Thursday, February 27

7:00 AM – Good Morning Football – LIVE

10:00 AM – Good Morning Football – Re-Air

1:00 PM – NFL Now – LIVE

3:00 PM – NFL Total Access – LIVE

4:00 PM – 2020 NFL Scouting Combine – Quarterbacks, Wide Receivers & Tight Ends – LIVE

11:00 PM – NFL Total Access – LIVE

Friday, February 28

7:00 AM – Good Morning Football – LIVE

10:00 AM – Good Morning Football – Re-Air

1:00 PM – NFL Now – LIVE

3:00 PM – NFL Total Access – LIVE

4:00 PM – 2020 NFL Scouting Combine – Running Backs, Offensive Linemen & Special Teams – LIVE​

11:00 PM – NFL Total Access – LIVE

Saturday, February 29

9:00 AM – 2020 NFL Scouting Combine – Running Backs, Offensive Linemen & Special Teams – Re-Air

12 Noon – 2020 NFL Scouting Combine – Quarterbacks, Wide Receivers & Tight Ends – Re-Air

3:00 PM – NFL Total Access – LIVE

4:00 PM – 2020 NFL Scouting Combine – Defensive Linemen & Linebackers – LIVE

11:00 PM – NFL Total Access – LIVE

Sunday, March 1

10:00 AM – 2020 NFL Scouting Combine – Defensive Linemen & Linebackers – Re-Air

1:00 PM – NFL Total Access – LIVE

2:00 PM – 2020 NFL Scouting Combine – Defensive Backs – LIVE

7:00 PM – NFL Total Access – LIVE

Daniel Jeremiah updates Top 50 prospect rankings

Heading into the festivities in Indianapolis, NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah updated his prospect rankings. The top three remained the same – No. 1 DE Chase Young (Ohio State), No. 2 DT Derrick Brown (Auburn), No. 3 QB Joe Burrow (LSU) – but there was a change at No. 4, which is where the Giants are set to pick in the draft. Ohio State CB Jeff Okudah moved up a spot to take the place of Clemson LB/S Isaiah Simmons, who dropped to No. 6

"Okudah has ideal size, length, twitch and competitiveness for the position," Jeremiah wrote. "He is very comfortable and effective in both press and off coverage. He is patient in press and very fluid/smooth when he opens up. He does a nice job of staying on top versus vertical routes and he can locate the football down the field. He has the agility to mirror underneath. In off coverage, he explodes out of his plant and he is a dependable open field tackler. This is a very clean player with a very high floor and ceiling."

Louisville OT Mekhi Becton, meanwhile, moved up to No. 5 all the way from No. 10.

"Becton is a massive left tackle prospect with a similar size/skill set to former first-rounder Bryant McKinnie," Jeremiah wrote. "In pass protection, he has surprisingly nimble feet and uses his length to steer defenders. Even when he fails to land his punch, he can absorb rushers with his girth. He needs to improve his awareness versus games up front. He is a dominating run defender and collects knockdowns by the bunches. He latches on and uses his upper strength to torque and toss. He isn't as effective when working in space. Overall, Becton has areas to improve -- mainly balance and awareness -- but he is a rare athlete at this size and his upside is through the roof."

On Simmons, Jeremiah added: "Simmons is an extremely versatile, athletic defensive chess piece. He is a long, rangy athlete who lined up at linebacker, over the slot and in the deep middle for Clemson, thanks to his diverse and unique skill set. Against the pass, he has terrific range and instincts from the deep middle. He has the speed and agility to match up with top-flight tight ends and backs underneath. He is an explosive blitzer off the edge and in through the middle. Simmons overpowers running backs in protection. Against the run, he takes good angles and his speed allows him to make plays from the back side. He will struggle at times if he has to take on blocks on the edge. Overall, Simmons is built for today's NFL and his role could change week to week, depending on the opponent."

NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah updated his ranking of the top 50 prospects in the 2020 NFL Draft.

NFL.com's Top 101 free agents of 2020

The draft and free agency go hand in hand. As the football world gathers in Indianapolis to look at prospects, the start of free agency is really the next item on the calendar. With that in mind, NFL.com released its list of the top 101 free agents of this cycle. The new league year and free agency begin March 18 at 4 p.m. ET.

  1. QB Dak Prescott (Cowboys)
  2. DT Chris Jones (Chiefs)
  3. WR Amari Cooper (Cowboys)
  4. EDGE Jadeveon Clowney (Seahawks)
  5. EDGE Shaq Barrett (Buccaneers)
  6. EDGE Yannick Ngakoue (Jaguars)
  7. S Justin Simmons (Broncos)
  8. QB Ryan Tannehill (Titans)
  9. CB Byron Jones (Cowboys)
  10. DE Arik Armstead (49ers)

View the players set to become free agents when the new league year begins March 18.

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