The first batch of defensive players are taking the field for drills today in Indianapolis for the NFL Scouting Combine. Leading the way on the line is South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, who might end up as the top overall pick in this year's draft. For linebackers, UCLA's Anthony Barr and Buffalo's Khalil Mack are likely to be among the top players chosen at the position.
Early on, Clowney put up an unofficial 4.47 time in the 40-yard dash, which is ridiculous for a 266-pound man. Not far behind him was Pittsburgh tackle Aaron Donald, who ran unofficially in 4.65 seconds despite standing 6'1 and weighing 285 pounds. Clowney is reported to have a hip flexor issue, though, which may hold him out of the agility drills.
Also testing today are the linebackers. Inside linebackers C.J. Mosley and Chris Borland will be looking to improve their draft stock with good performances today.