Oklahoma State Cowboys cornerback Justin Gilbert will be one of the many defensive backs working out at the Combine today. Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The end is near: Final day of the Combine - defensive backs


Hey! Green Bay Packers and football fans! It’s been a blast, hasn’t it? The fun with the NFL Combine now heads into its fourth and final day … and if there’s one day that might turn a few heads in Green Bay, today’s the day.

We all know the situation with the Packers defense. Everyone says it needs fixing and there isn’t a position mentioned more as the most in disrepair than the safety position.

Well, today’s the day when the top college defensive backs hit the field for their workouts.

Saturday we saw the offensive linemen and the tight ends – a day where the road graders showed up and the top tight slinked into the background.

On Sunday, it was a big day for the quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers. Speed was the catchword of the day as the small receivers took center stage. The QBs were as expected. No big surprises or disappointments – though the absence of Teddy Bridgewater did let some down.

Yesterday it was the defensive linemen an linebackers … there will be much more coming out on who stood out and who didn’t.

For Packers fans who live in Wisconsin and beyond, if you’ve got some time today – even though it’s Tuesday – now is the time to turn on the NFL Network and watch the newest batch guys run, jump, sweat and try to impress the coaches, GMs, and scouts in attendance.

You can also watch live online at nfl.com.

Today is highlighted by the defensive backfield – yes, it’s a huge day for the Green Bay Packers as they eyeball the candidates who may be up for selection in May’s Draft. You can watch as players shoot up boards or drop as they turn in their 40-dash times and Mayock and co. decide whether they have stiff hips or a huge upside.

Over the next few days you can sit right alongside Mike McCarthy and Ted Thompson as they watch potential Packers players like Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Calvin Pryor.

The following is the complete schedule of the final two days, by position and time.

Enjoy the final show of the Combine today …

 Tuesday, Feb. 25 (Central Standard Times)

Positions for the day: Cornerbacks, Safeties

Defensive Backs (CB, S)

10:00 a.m. – Group 10 (DB) – 40-Yard Dash
11:00 a.m. – Group 10 (DB) – Positional Skill Drills
12:30 p.m. – Group 10 (DB) – Vertical Leap & Broad Jump
1:30 p.m. – Group 10 (DB) – Three-Cone & Shuttle Drills

Defensive Backs (CB, S)

12:30 p.m. – Group 11 (DB) – 40-Yard Dash
1:15 p.m. – Group 11 (DB) – Positional Skill Drills
2:00 p.m. – Group 11 (DB) – Vertical Leap & Broad Jump
2:45 p.m. – Group 11 (DB) – Three-Cone & Shuttle Drills

Players to watch

CB – Darqueze Dennard – Michigan State, Justin Gilbert – Oklahoma State, Jason Verrett – TCU

S – Hasean Clinton-Dix – Alabama, Calvin Pryor – Louisville, Jimmie Ward – Northern Illinois, Ahmad Dixon – Baylor

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