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2016 NFL Combine: Quarterbacks, Wide Receivers, and Tight Ends Hit the Drills

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We have reached the fifth day of the 2016 Combine in Indianapolis. This is a big day because quarterbacks, wide receivers, and tight ends are hitting the drills.

Anything involving quarterbacks is certain to draw attention. For the pass catches this also is a big day. It is their chance to show off speed. To the extent the 40 yard dash matters, it can display speed or a lack of it for pass catchers. No, it does not tell us once and for all whether a player has speed. If somebody runs a surprisingly slow or fast time, it might lead us back to the tape to see whether there is something we are missing. There is a difference between being fast in a 40 yard dash and being fast on the football field. My point is don't totally dismiss the times you see today, but don't totally assume they are meaningless.

The defensive linemen and linebackers have their bench press today while safeties and cornerbacks get their measurements.

Use this to discuss the action in Indianapolis.

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