We are one day away from the NFL scouting combine, which invites 300 prospects to Indianapolis to run, lift and jump their way into the hearts of NFL teams.
For the Falcons, of course, this is a critical time. The combine's numerous drills are probably overrated when it comes to actually evaluating NFL talent, but you've got the opportunity to interview players and see them up-close outside of a game setting, and give yourself more information to consider and evaluate. When you've got the #8 pick in the draft and a full complement of selections, every edge you can give your team is a vital edge.
Scouting Combine Breakdown
Date: February 17th-23rd
Location: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana
On-field workout schedule:
Friday, Feb. 20: Specialists, offensive linemen, tight ends
Saturday, Feb. 21: Quarterbacks, running backs wide receivers
Sunday: Feb. 22: Defensive linemen, linebackers
Monday, Feb. 23: Defensive backs
The Walkerman and Alex Welch will deliver most of your combine coverage in the week ahead, with Jake Bennett focusing in on some of the most interesting prospects. Be sure to check in with us all week to learn a lot more about the combine.