New-look drills begin at 2020 NFL Scouting Combine
Enough talk. Time for football. Or, at least, the non-padded version that resembles a track meet. Either way, on-field drills at the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine begin today, and they have moved to primetime this year. Quarterbacks, wide receivers, and tight ends will work out beginning at 4 p.m. ET from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Following is the remaining NFL Network day-by-day Combine week coverage schedule:
Thursday, February 27
7:00 AM - Good Morning Football - LIVE 10:00 AM - Good Morning Football - Re-Air 1:00 PM - NFL Now - LIVE 3:00 PM - NFL Total Access - LIVE 4:00 PM - 2020 NFL Scouting Combine - Quarterbacks, Wide Receivers & Tight Ends - LIVE 11:00 PM - NFL Total Access - LIVE
Friday, February 28
7:00 AM - Good Morning Football - LIVE 10:00 AM - Good Morning Football - Re-Air 1:00 PM - NFL Now - LIVE 3:00 PM - NFL Total Access - LIVE 4:00 PM - 2020 NFL Scouting Combine - Running Backs, Offensive Linemen & Special Teams - LIVE 11:00 PM - NFL Total Access - LIVE
Saturday, February 29
9:00 AM - 2020 NFL Scouting Combine - Running Backs, Offensive Linemen & Special Teams - Re-Air 12 Noon - 2020 NFL Scouting Combine - Quarterbacks, Wide Receivers & Tight Ends - Re-Air 3:00 PM - NFL Total Access - LIVE 4:00 PM - 2020 NFL Scouting Combine - Defensive Linemen & Linebackers - LIVE 11:00 PM - NFL Total Access - LIVE
Sunday, March 1
10:00 AM - 2020 NFL Scouting Combine - Defensive Linemen & Linebackers - Re-Air 1:00 PM - NFL Total Access - LIVE 2:00 PM - 2020 NFL Scouting Combine - Defensive Backs - LIVE 7:00 PM - NFL Total Access - LIVE
In anticipation of tonight, Daniel Jeremiah, the lead draft analyst for NFL Network, named the top five candidates to break the 40-yard dash record. John Ross of the Bengals has held for three years at 4.22 seconds.
Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama Javelin K. Guidry, CB, Utah Devin Duvernay, WR, Texas Jalen Reagor, WR, TCU Raymond Calais, RB, Louisiana-Lafayette
"When I watch Alabama's offense, I can't take my eyes off Henry Ruggs," Jeremiah wrote. "His speed leaps off the screen, both at the line of scrimmage and after the catch. He obliterates pursuit angles down the field and does so in effortless fashion. While in high school, Ruggs broke the Alabama state record in the 100 meters (10.58). Running the 40 last spring, he was timed in the 4.2s by NFL scouts. He is a legitimate threat to break Ross' record."
Giants begin restructuring defense with release of Ogletree & Martin
The Giants yesterday began what is expected to be a significant restructuring of their defense when they released linebackers Alec Ogletree and Kareem Martin. Ogletree and Martin played two seasons for the Giants.
Ogletree was acquired in a trade with the Los Angeles Rams for fourth and sixth-round draft choices on March 14, 2018. In his two years with the Giants, he started all 26 games in which he played - missing three each year - had a team-high 173 tackles and was twice elected a team captain.
Martin joined the Giants one day after Ogletree, as a free agent from the Arizona Cardinals. In his first season with the Giants in 2018, Martin played in all 16 games with seven starts at strongside linebacker and finished with a career-high 48 tackles (22 solo) and tied his career best with 1.5 sacks.
But Martin played in only five games in 2019. He hurt his knee in the season opener in Dallas, was placed on injured reserve and was sidelined for three months. Martin returned for the season's final four games and finished the season with six tackles (three solo).