More than 300 top prospects have gathered in Indianapolis for the annual NFL contest, which begins Tuesday and will run until Monday. Players will undergo medical tests and will undergo field exercises at the Lucas Oil Stadium. Next, you will meet with staff and the media before the NFL Draft for 2019, April 25-27 in Nashville, Tennessee.
We asked our NFL Nation reporters what position their team had to focus on the combine. Here's what they said about a class that is deep and best along the defensive line.
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Wide receiver. Sammy Watkins (2014 first-round pick), Robert Woods (2013 second-round pick), Marquise Goodwin (2013 third-round pick) and Kelvin Benjamin (2017 deal acquisition) have already had their day in Buffalo . The Bills are almost naked to the receiver. The group features 2017's second-round pick, Zay Jones, and 2018 freestyle player Robert Foster. Both players were promising points last season, but Josh Allen needs a lot more help, especially at the top of the depth chart. More positions to watch: OL, RB, TE – Mike Rodak
Strategist. Miami has many needs, but nothing is more important than the quarterback, as the team should move from Ryan Tannehill and has no starting option at the moment. Dwayne Haskins and Kyler Murray appear to be the top two shifts in this draft, and many drafts (including those by Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay) have already established the link between Murray and Miami. If they like one of two quarters, the dolphins must be willing to trade to get their guy. The Dolphins' trip to escape mediocrity will not be a success if they do not find this franchise quarterback. More positions to watch: EDGE, OL, CB – Cameron Wolfe
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Wide receiver. Julian Edelman is the only receiver who was already on the Super Bowl LIII table and is under contract for 2019; so there are several places to fill. One of the recurring themes in surveillance circles is to ensure that your area of origin is particularly well covered. That's why Andy Isabella from UMass is of particular interest. It is rare for UMass to have a perspective that seems to be on the rise at this stage of the pre-project process, and Isabella is doing just that after doing well at the Senior Bowl. Remains to know if it suits the Patriots. More positions to watch: QB, TE – Mike Reiss
Edge Rusher. The Jets have not raced at full speed since the days of John Abraham (2000-2005). With the likely move to 4-3 of new defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, the target position is the defensive end. This could be a historic defensive line class, and the Jets will be looking for the best players – Nick Bosa, Rashan Gary and Josh Allen, both of whom will be considered with choice number three. More positions to watch: OT, OG, C, RB, WR – Rich Cimini
Inner offensive line. Asked about the elements to put around Lamar Jackson, offensive coordinator, Greg Roman, placed the offensive line at the top of the list. "We talk a lot about Lamar, his unique skills and his talent, but we have to have a strong and powerful offensive line," Roman said. "It's there that everything starts – domination in the front and control ahead." Baltimore must move to the left and center guard. But the Ravens have not chosen an offensive lineman in the first round since Ben Grubbs in 2007. More positions to watch: WR, OLB, RB – Jamison Hensley
Linebacker. The three Bengals starting linebackers, Vontaze Burfict, Preston Brown and Nick Vigil, have never played together in 2018 due to injuries and suspensions. It soon became clear that the Bengals must change the type of linebackers they acquire after being crushed by teams committed quickly. Instead of the larger types that the team has long favored, Bengals need to look for faster linebackers that can cover. More positions to watch: G, OT and TE – Katherine Terrell
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Defensive tackle This is a good draft for the defensive interior, and the Browns will study this position closely. The team is thrilled with Larry Ogunjobi's game but thinks he can be even better with another strong presence inside. The other advantage of an improved tandem inside to provide upward pressure: it would free Myles Garrett and Emmanuel Ogbah out and improve the precipitation in all passes. More positions to watch: WR, LB, CB – Pat McManamon
Wide receiver. The negotiation Antonio Brown could prompt the Steelers to choose a wide receiver in the first two rounds for the third year in a row. The class of free agent receivers is considered weak and the Steelers are among the best players in the league to recruit outstanding talent through the repechage, with JuJu Smith-Schuster as the latest success. Marquise Brown, Antonio's cousin, would pose an intriguing vertical threat. More positions to watch: ILB, CB – Jeremy Fowler
Offensive tackle The Texans tried to solve their problems on the offensive line in the last season by free will, but the group still struggled to protect quarterback Deshaun Watson, who was sacked 62 times at the top of the NFL. Houston has young options on both places and has brought Seantrel Henderson back on a one – year contract. But with three selections in the first three rounds, CEO Brian Gaine is expected to keep a close eye on this year's group of occupational therapists. More positions to watch: G, C, RB – Sarah Barshop
Edge Rusher. The Colts had a surprising defense that ranked 11th overall last season. But they were tied for 19th in the league with 38 sacks. The Colts are struggling with this type of pass but they have to face Patrick Mahomes, Matt Ryan, Drew Brees, Philip Rivers, Derek Carr and Ben. Roethlisberger next season. More positions to watch: WR, LB, DL – Mike Wells
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Strategist. The Jaguars are considered favorites to win Nick Foles but it's not guaranteed, so the quarterback will be their priority. They are seventh and Dwayne Haskins and maybe Kyler Murray are at stake – especially if they are gaining strength to make sure they have their first choice (the Giants will pick a sixth and should aim a quarter.). If the Jaguars just wait for the second round to add a QB (or come back in the last round), Daniel Jones or Will Grier would be potential targets. If the Jaguars land at Foles, QB will probably be absent from the table in 2019, in which case they will be able to qualify for the best player available at # 7. More positions to watch: TE, OL, WR – Mike DiRocco
Line of internal defense. Although their defense is one of the best units in the league, the Titans desperately need someone who teams up with defensive tackle Jurrell Casey. Casey plays regularly in the backfield, but will face the double teams. It is therefore essential to find another player who can reduce the pocket and sneak fast against the race. Austin Johnson, a 2016 second-round pick, and veteran DaQuan Jones have not been factors up until now. More positions to watch: OLB, OL interior, WR, TE – Turron Davenport
Cornerback. Bradley Roby, Tramaine Brock and Jamar Taylor, three players who played in the cornerback last season, are unrestricted free agents, and none of the three players should spark a keen interest in a return to Denver, unless is at the price of Broncos. . That leaves Chris Harris Jr., who has an option bonus to receive before the opening of the agency market, and many question marks. The free agency may not offer much help to the post and, although Isaac Yiadom, rookie last season, seems ready to play longer, the Broncos will probably have to use a minimum amount of capital to get a boost. Recruit big enough to intervene and play right away. More positions to watch: OL, WR, TE – Jeff Legwold
Security. The Chiefs can no longer rely on Eric Berry, who has not played 31 of their last 34 games in the playoffs. They have to plan their lives without him in a position where the leaders are skinny, even though Berry plays an important part of the 2019 season. The Chiefs suffered in safety last season while they were trying to qualify with a collection of less well-paid journeymen and draft picks. It's time to upgrade to the next version. More positions to watch: CB, RB, TE, DL – Adam Teicher
Linebacker. The Chargers saw three starting linebackers on the injured list last year at Denzel Perryman, Jatavis Brown and Kyzir White. Perryman will become an unrestricted free agent in March. The Chargers 'lack of depth as a linebacker is one of the reasons they used seven defensive backs and struggled to stop the New England Patriots' playoff game in the AFC playoffs . LSU's Devin White, Michigan's Devin Bush and Mack Wilson of Alabama are some of the potential customers who make sense. More positions to watch: DT, OT, QB – Eric D. Williams
Edge Rusher. The Raiders had 13 NHL bags, 0.5 bag more than Khalil Mack, who was traded in the middle of his contract. Of course, Mack would have helped, but even if you added his 12.5 bags to the 13 Raiders, Oakland would have always had the fewest bags of the NFL. Nick Bosa and Josh Allen have done their part, but they will probably both be gone before the Raiders are in 4th place. More positions to watch: S, WR, CB – Paul Gutierrez
Wide receiver. While Cole Beasley was about to become a freelance player and Allen Hurns' status was high due to a dislocated ankle suffered in playoffs, the Cowboys have two receivers on the roster with more than 20 taken in 2018 at Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup. The Cowboys have no first-round pick because of the deal with Cooper, but they could be on the market for a slot receiver, if Beasley leaves, or, if he stays, a player who can play in all training. More positions to watch: TE, DT, OT, RB – Todd Archer
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Strategist. Eli Manning is 38 years old and the Giants would be careless if they did not turn their attention to the top quarters, starting with Dwayne Haskins and Kyler Murray. They currently have the highest choice among the needy QB teams in this draft and not much time to find Manning's successor. More positions to watch: OL, LB, S – Jordan Raanan
Return. The lack of consistency in the backfield hurt the Eagles last season, and with Jay Ajayi and Darren Sproles on the brink of becoming self-employed, it's time to invest. They have a pair of second round picks. This could be the first time that they have made such a high comeback since LeSean McCoy won the second round in 2009. More positions to watch: DE, S, OL – Tim McManus
Strategist. Alex Smith is about to return after suffering a fractured right leg at the end of the season. Washington must find another quarter to team up with Colt McCoy, the only other quarter on the list. The Redskins do not think they need to draft one in the first round – and will consider adding a veteran through free will or trade. But they have to be very careful with quarterbacks to determine if they deserve to be chosen. They have other positions to fill, but the quarterback is the most important, so they must be certain. More positions to watch: OLB, WR, OG – John Keim
Security. Starter Adrian Amos is expected to enter the free agent market, opening a seat against Pro Bowler Eddie Jackson. Amos has produced two interceptions, 73 tackles and a sack in 2018. The problem for the Bears is that in the absence of an exchange, they have no choice until the third round. They traded No. 1 this year in the contract with Khalil Mack (which was worth it) and No. 2 in the WR Anthony Miller selection project last year, which will be expected more after surgery in the shoulder during the off season. More positions to watch: CB, OL, RB – ESPN
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Edge Rusher. The most important need of Detroit has been and continues to be a player who can put pressure on the quarterbacks of the edge. Ezekiel Ansah and Romeo Okwara may not return. Ansah is an unrestricted free agent. Okwara is a restricted free agent. With this project being a solid project for seventh-place players, Lions should look at all the rounds to find the best talent that would fit into Matt Patricia's program. The first round will attract the most attention, however, and players such as Josh Allen and Clelin Ferrell will be players to watch in 8th place. More positions to watch: TE, CB, WR – Michael Rothstein
Edge Rusher. Clay Matthews is a free agent. Nick Perry could be cut. And who knows if Kyler Fackrell will be able to reproduce his season of 10.5 bags of 2018? Even if the Packers sign Matthews again and / or name Perry, they need a long-term player to start the quarterback from outside, and with two first-round picks (# 12 and # 30), there's is likely that GM Brian Gutekunst will take one early. They would probably have liked to see Jaylon Ferguson of Louisiana Tech, who will be allowed to conduct limited interviews and get a medical evaluation. He can not participate in drills or tests because he was convicted of a simple battery in his first year after a fight. They will take a long, hard look at the classy peak at Indy. More positions to watch: S, G / T, WR, TE, ILB – Rob Demovsky
Keep. It's hard to see the Vikings spending their first-round pick other than as an offensive lineman, their biggest need lying within. The free agent guard market is relatively dark. Thus, instead of putting pressure on a veteran when funds are already tight, Minnesota can use the project to strengthen the protection around Kirk Cousins. He could also use several high choices to form the offensive line. Although this year's class of offensive linemen is not as deep as the group from 2018, the Vikings should have a handful of intriguing perspectives to consider in 18th place. More positions to watch: Edge rusher, DT, LB – Courtney Cronin
Defensive tackle The Falcons need a playmaker next to Grady Jarrett, a guy who can finish the games after Jarrett's penetration and a fast enough physical player to win his one-on-one opportunities. Ed Oliver of Houston continues to be linked to the Falcons, and selection guru Mel Kiper Jr. invited Oliver to visit the Falcons with the 14th overall in his latest model project. More positions to watch: OL, DE, CB – Vaughn McClure
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Edge Rusher. The Panthers also need help on the offensive line, but with the retirement of Julius Peppers and the defense, a 3-4 transition in addition to the traditional 4-3 pattern of Ron Rivera. Apart from Mario Addison and the Efe Obada project, the Panthers have no other end on the list, although Pro Bowl's tackle, Kawann Short, has the flexibility to move to the next level. 39, inside and out. More positions to watch: C, LB – David Newton
Offensive line. The Saints have one of the best offensive lines in the NFL, but they must start developing future replacements for left tackle Terron Armstead, center Max Unger and perhaps left goalkeeper Andrus Peat (free agent in 2020). The saints must think long term with this year's class project, as they have no choice in series 1, 3 or 4. They will have to call on a free agency to meet their more immediate need from a pass-catcher to TE or WR. More positions to watch: DT, S – Mike Triplett
Defensive tackle The Bucs really have needs at all levels of their defense, especially because they are undergoing a regime change under the coordination of Todd Bowles. This is a particularly strong class of defensive linemen from the inside, and Tampa must prepare for life without Gerald McCoy, given McCoy's $ 13 million salary cap in 2019. Thanks to the fifth overall selection, the Bucs could really choose from among players such as those from Alabama. Quinnen Williams or Ed Oliver of Houston if they stay in place (General Manager Jason Licht has been traded two of the last three years). More positions to watch: OT, ILB, DB – Jenna Laine
Wide receiver. In addition to Larry Fitzgerald, who will be 36 years old at the start of the season and who will play in his fourth year, receiver Christian Kirk, the Cardinals have no other receiver of impact on their list. And last season they saw how the lack of receivers can impact an offense. Arizona needs to add depth to its receiving body, but, more importantly, the Cards need at least one impact receiver and a large receiver to work the lines side and corners of the end zone. More positions to watch: ILB, CB, TE – Josh Weinfuss
Edge Rusher. This was a position of need in 2018 and remains as such this off season. Although the rush in the passes is sometimes dynamic, the Rams have not been able to create constant pressure from the team last season despite their acquisition of the linebacker Dante Fowler Jr. at the trade deadline. Fowler is now an unrestricted stand-alone player pending, as is Matt Longacre, whom Fowler has replaced. In front of Fowler, Samson Ebukam was a sophomore and freshman. He is uncertain after producing three sacks in 18 starts, including the playoffs, though he's a long-term fix. More positions to watch: CB, S, OL – Lindsey Thiry
Edge Rusher. Namely, a defensive end "Leo", which is the point in the defense of the Niners that should be held by the best defender of the team. This is no secret to anyone, the 49ers need a presence that makes the difference, and it is also notorious that this project is loaded. The combine will be important for the Niners to have an idea (and medical information) of the best players such as Nick Bosa of the State of Ohio and Josh Allen of Kentucky, but also to better know the players who could be available in case of exchange. return. More positions to watch: DB, WR, LB – Nick Wagoner
Edge Rusher. Frank Clark and Jarran Reed have collected 23.5 Seahawks, but Reed is an inside player and Clark's long-term future with the team is uncertain. In addition, no other Seahawks defender had more than three sacks. They need an edge of impact edge to line up in front of Clark. This project is considered very difficult at this position, so there is a good chance that the Seahawks can find one that is ready to contribute right away, even if they are supposed to choose No. 21. They could also trade to acquire more selections than the four that they currently have. More positions to watch: OL, LB, WR – Brady Henderson