The NFL Scouting Combine workouts start this Friday in Indianapolis, opening with the running backs, offensive linemen and special teams players taking the field. Here's what you need to know about this Friday.
How To Watch
TV Coverage: NFL Network
Start Time: 9 a.m. EST daily
Online Streaming: NFL Combine Live on NFL.com.
Combine Schedule for Friday
DAY 1 ARRIVALS: Group 1 (PK, ST, OL), Group 2 (OL), Group 3 (RB) -- On-Field Workout (timing, stations, skill drills) ~ Departure from Indianapolis
DAY 2 ARRIVALS: Group 4 (QB, WO), Group 5 (QB, WO), Group 6 (TE) -- NFLPA Meeting ~ Psychological Testing ~ Bench Press ~ Interviews
DAY 3 ARRIVALS: Group 7 (DL), Group 8 (DL), Group 9 (LB) -- Measurements ~ Medical Examinations ~ Media ~ Interviews
DAY 4 ARRIVALS: Group 10 (DB), Group 11 (DB) -- Travel to Indianapolis ~ Registration ~ Hospital Pre-Exam & X-rays ~ Orientation ~ Interviews
Top Storylines to Follow
Can Ezekiel Elliott solidify his status as the top running back?
Former Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott has been the consensus top running back and is widely projected to be the only first-round running back in the 2016 NFL Draft. Elliott measured with the biggest hands of all the running backs at the combine, and at 6-foot, 225 pounds, Elliott is one of the top physical specimens at the Scouting Combine. A strong performance this weekend could vault him into the top half of the first round.
Laremy Tunsil is the top offensive lineman, but who else can make first round noise?
Offensive linemen Jason Spriggs, Cody Whitehair, Taylor Decker and Vadal Alexander could all potentially make the jump to first round status with strong showings. The Giants, after releasing Will Beatty, may not be interested in a tackle in the first round, but if some of these players fall to the second round, they could be in consideration for Big Blue.
How high will Roberto Aguayo go in the draft?
The former Florida State kicker has been, statistically, the most accurate kicker in college football history. Aguayo has made nearly 89 percent of his field goal attempts and all 198 of his extra-point attempts. According to Aguayo, he believes he could be selected as high as the second round. The last kicker selected that high in the draft was Mike Nugent, by the New York Jets, back in 2005.
How will the Heisman winner do?
Former Alabama running back Derrick Henry, fresh off a Heisman campaign and national championship, will be looking to prove doubters wrong at the NFL Scouting Combine. Henry was a workhorse this past season for the Crimson Tide and has intimidating size, standing at nearly 6-3 and weighing in at 247 pounds. NFL.com believes he can carve out a similar career to former Giants running back Brandon Jacobs.
Who are the small school stars set to surprise?
At the combine, where more than 300 players get to show off their talents, small school stars are able to show off their skills and make an impression in front of NFL coaches, general managers, and scouts. Some of the small school athletes expected to raise their draft stock at the Scouting Combine include former Louisiana Tech running back Kenneth Dixon, former Western Michigan offensive tackle Willie Beavers and former North Dakota State offensive lineman Joe Haeg.