NFL Network will have live coverage of the combine March 3-6 commencing at 9 a.m. ET each day. Day 2 (March 4) of the combine workouts will feature quarterbacks, wide receivers and tight ends. Here are a look where teams should be paying especially careful attention to them, as well as FIVE of the most notable prospects to keep an eye on.
NOTE: Click on each player's name for a full combine scouting report.
5 Prospects to Watch
1. Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson
Watson is coming off a significant conclusion of his school career, leading Clemson to a national title success over Alabama. He doesn't need elite physical traits, but he does everything well and I'm excited to watch him compete in all of the workouts in Indianapolis.
2. DeShone Kizer, QB, Notre Dame
Kizer comes with a perfect blend of size, arm talent and athleticism. If he does indeed throw at the function, his power arm will soon be on display in the session.
3. Mitch Trubisky, QB, North Carolina
Trubisky had an outstanding 2016 season, but there is concern about his limited experience (he was only an one-year starter at UNC). He throws the ball with excellent moment and accuracy and Now i'm eager to observe how he does in the athletic testing.
4. O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama
Howard is one of the safest prospects in the draft class. He has excellent size/speed/hands and he can an above-average blocker. This individual should run an outstanding 40-yard dash time and perform well in the change-of-direction drills.
5. Mike Williams, WR Clemson
Williams is arguably the top wide receiver in the draft (I have him second behind Corey Davis) and he's plainly the most physical of the bunch. He plays "above the rim" and benefits a lot of 50/50 balls down the field. I can't wait to view him jump at the combine.
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The Bears are ready to move on from the Jay Cutler era and they are in a position to potentially get the prospect of their choice in the upcoming draft.
The Bills must decide if Tyrod Taylor is the answer at the quarterback position. If not, they could be in the market for a quarterback with the 10th selection in the draft.
The Brock Osweiler experiment acquired off to a rugged start, even though the team won a department title. If some of the top 3 passers would have been to fall in the draft, I wouldn't signal out the Texans responding to the position in the first round.
The Browns are desperate for a franchise quarterback and they need to determine if there's a signal-caller worthy of the first overall pick in the 2017 draft. If they don't take a QB with the most notable pick, they could also consider one with their second first-round selection, the 12th overall pick.
San Francisco 49ers
Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch are both tasked with locating and developing a quarterback. Is that player in this draft class? That is a question that needs to be answered and this week will go a very long way in answering it.