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2016 NFL Scouting Combine: Drills begin at last for offensive linemen, running backs, and special teamers

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We're finally getting some action going in Indianapolis.

Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

We've gotten a few interesting comments out of Dan Quinn and Thomas Dimitroff, plus a couple of reports about prospects the Falcons are interested in, but otherwise the Combine has been pretty dull. That should change today, with the drills potentially moving a few prospects' stocks around.

While we don't care overmuch about the state of the running back position (or special teams, unless you think Matt Bryant is on his way out), offensive line is a very different story. The Falcons are relying on a mix of stopgap veterans and expensive, possibly declining players on the interior of their offensive line, and without question need to add a guard, a center, or both from this draft class to shore things up and give them a strong interior going forward. It's crucial for both Matt Ryan and his ability to get the ball downfield and the ground game's ability to function at a high level.

Follow along, share your observations and thoughts in the comments, and we'll break this thing down in more detail later. Enjoy!

Day 4: Friday, Feb. 26

Player Set A (Special Teams, Offensive Line, Running Backs)
On-field drills & positional workouts

Player Set B (Quarterbacks, Wide Receivers, Tight Ends)
NFLPA meeting, psychological testing, Bench press

Player Set C (Defensive Linemen, Linebackers)
Media availability, physical measurements, medical exams

Player Set D (Cornerbacks, Safeties)
Arrival, registration, hospital pre-exam and X-rays, orientation

Day 5: Saturday, Feb. 27

Player Set B (Quarterbacks, Wide Receivers, Tight Ends)
On-field drills & positional workouts

Player Set C (Defensive Linemen, Linebackers)
NFLPA meeting, psychological testing, Bench press

Player Set D (Cornerbacks, Safeties)
Media availability, physical measurements, medical exams

Day 6: Sunday, Feb. 28

Player Set C (Defensive Linemen, Linebackers)
On-field drills & positional workouts

Player Set D (Cornerbacks, Safeties)
NFLPA meeting, psychological testing, Bench press

Day 7: Monday, Feb. 29

Player Set D (Cornerbacks, Safeties)
On-field drills & positional workouts