NFL Combine update: The final two days start now


Minnesota Golden Gophers defensive lineman Ra’Shede Hageman. Many mock drafts have him going to the Green Bay Packers with their 21st pick.

OK, Green Bay Packers and football fans – the fun with the NFL Combine is heading into its final two days … 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.

If you happened to catch Mike Mayock’s tear-down of the likes of Eric Ebron after Saturday’s workouts, you saw a spot-on analysis of a disappointing day’s showing by the guys who should have made Saturday’s show exciting.

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.

For Packers fans who live in Wisconsin and beyond, if you’ve got some time today – even though it’s Monday – 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.

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Today is highlighted by the defensive linemen and linebackers – 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.

The show continues through Tuesday when the defensive backs take center stage – another huge day for the Packers officials.

Over the next few days you can sit right alongside Mike McCarthy and Ted Thompson as they watch potential Packers players like C.J. Mosley, Aaron Donald, Ra’Shede Hageman, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Calvin Pryor.

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

Enjoy the show today through Tuesday …

 Monday, February 24, 2014 (All Times – Central)

Positions for the day: Defensive Ends, Defensive Tackles, Nose Tackles, Linebackers

Defensive Lineman (DE, DT, NT)

10:00 a.m. – Group 7 (DL) – 40-Yard Dash
11:00 a.m. – Group 7 (DL) – Positional Skill Drills
12:00 p.m. – Group 7 (DL) – Vertical Leap & Broad Jump
1:00 p.m. – Group 7 (DL) – Three-Cone & Shuttle Drills

Defensive Lineman (DE, DT, NT)

12:00 p.m. – Group 8 (DL) – 40-Yard Dash
1:00 p.m. – Group 8 (DL) – Positional Skill Drills
2:00 p.m. – Group 8 (DL) – Vertical Leap & Broad Jump
3:00 p.m. – Group 8 (DL) – Three-Cone & Shuttle Drills

Linebackers (ILB, OLB)

2:00 p.m. – Group 9 (LB) – Vertical Leap & Broad Jump
2:45 p.m. – Group 9 (LB) – 40-Yard Dash
3:30 p.m. – Group 9 (LB) – Positional Skill Drills
4:15 p.m. – Group 9 (LB) – Three-Cone & Shuttle Drills

Players to watch

DE – Jadeveon Clowney – South Carolina, Kony Ealy – Missouri, Dee Ford – Auburn

DT, NT – Aaron Donald – Pittsburgh, Timmy Jernigan – Florida State, Ra’Shede Hageman – Minnesota

OLB – Khalil Mack – Buffalo, Anthony Barr – UCLA, Ryan Shazier – Ohio State, Kyle Van Noy – Brigham Young

ILB – C.J. Mosley, Alabama

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 (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