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2013 NFL Combine: On-field workouts to begin, Jerry Reese to speak

The NFL combine is heating up. On-field workouts begin Saturday, and New York Giants' general manager Jerry Reese will meet with the media.

North Carolina lineman Jonathan Cooper
North Carolina lineman Jonathan Cooper

The action picks up Saturday at the 2013 NFL combine with the first on-field workouts. Tight ends, offensive linemen and special teams players will work out today, with NFL Network carrying the action live beginning at 9 a.m. EST.

New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese will speak to the media Saturday at 10 a.m. He will be one of the final coaches or GMs to meet the media in Indianapolis.

Here is the complete breakdown of on-field workouts to be held over the next four days at Luca Oil Stadium.

  • Saturday, Feb. 23: Tight ends, offensive linemen, special teams
  • Sunday, Feb. 24: Quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers
  • Monday, Feb. 25: Defensive linemen, linebackers
  • Tuesday, Feb. 26: Defensive backs
What Workouts Will Players Do?

40-yard dash
Bench press
Vertical jump
Broad jump
3-cone drill
Shuttle run

Click the links for explanations of each drill. There are also position-specific drills.

Players To Watch

This should be an interesting day for Giants' fans. Whether you believe them or not, mock drafters have consistently connected the Giants to tight ends early in the draft. Offensive line could be another area of need, which head coach Tom Coughlin alluded to on Friday when he called the free-agent status of left tackle Will Beatty and left guard Kevin Boothe "a concern." As we said earlier, players at both of those positions hit the field today.

Tight ends: Zach Ertz of Stanford and Tyler Eifert of Notre Dame are the top two tight ends and each has been connected to the Giants. Gavin Escobar of San Diego State is also highly-regarded. [Mocking The Draft Tight End Rankings]

Offensive linemen: D.J. Fluker of Alabama, a right tackle, is a player many have connected to the Giants. Fluker is one of many linemen who could interest the Giants with the 19th overall selection or later in the 2013 NFL Draft. [Offensive Tackle Rankings | Guard Rankings]

SB Nation's Full Combine Coverage

You can follow SB Nation's full combine coverage on the SB Nation Combine Hub Page. You can see Giants-specific coverage here at Big Blue View in our Combine StoryStream. Be sure to check out Big Blue View's complete draft coverage on our 2013 NFL Draft Hub Page.

SB Nation has four writers in Indianapolis covering the combine. Here is how you can follow each of them on Twitter:

Dan Kadar: @MockingTheDraft
Matthew Fairburn: @MatthewFairburn
Ryan Van Bibber: @JustRVB
Jason Garrison: @JGarrisonSBN

Reference Material

Big Blue View has been profiling draft prospects, all of which you can find in one convenient StoryStream. Jesse Bartolis of BBV has also put together his a draft Big Board. Mocking The Draft has released its own 2013 NFL Draft rankings and their list of scouting reports.