The NFL Scouting Combine workouts started this Friday in Indianapolis, opening with the running backs, offensive linemen and special teams players taking the field. On Saturday, the quarterbacks, wide receivers, and tight ends took the field. Today, the defensive linemen and linebackers will show off their skills. Here's what you need to know about their workouts this Sunday.
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Giants to meet with Shaq Lawson
Big Blue is set to meet with one of the pass rushers in the 2016 NFL Draft at the NFL Scouting Combine. According to reports, the Giants will meet with former Clemson defensive end Shaq Lawson. The 6-foot-3, 270-pound pass rusher led the nation in tackles for loss (24.5) to go along with double-digit sack numbers. Lawson is projected to be selected in the first round, and would certainly provide the Giants with the impact quarterback disruptor that they desperately need.
Does Noah Spence fit with the Giants?
According to reports, Spence and the Giants have already met at the NFL Scouting Combine. The former Eastern Kentucky star dominated at the FCS level and has continued a meteoric rise up draft boards to become one of the top pass rushing threats in the class. Due to his "tweener" size, Spence is considered an edge rusher and a more natural fit as a 3-4 outside linebacker, but would his abilities be too much to pass up for the Giants in the first round?
Defensive tackles at a premium
On our Big Board, there are eight defensive tackles in our Top 50. The Giants could certainly look to shore up that position, which faced severe depth problems after Johnathan Hankins suffered a season-ending injury. Some of the top options could be Alabama's dynamic duo, A'Shawn Robinson, and Jarran Reed, as well as Louisville's Sheldon Rankins and Baylor's Andrew Billings.
Will the Giants draft a linebacker early?
As it's widely known, the Giants have not selected a linebacker in the first round of the NFL Draft since Carl Banks in 1984. However, medical issues surrounding the top two linebackers in the draft, Myles Jack and Jaylon Smith, could deter Big Blue from selecting one of them with the No. 10 overall pick. Other high-end linebacker prospects expected to garner first round consideration are Reggie Ragland, Darron Lee, and Leonard Floyd.
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 Utah State linebackers Kyler Fackrell and Nick Vigil, Stony Brook edge rusher Victor Ochi and South Carolina State defensive tackle Javon Hargrave.