With the NFL's Scouting Combine beginning one week from today, we at Acme Packing Company have started to look ahead to the drills and interviews that accompany said event. With over 300 players attending, there will be plenty to watch over the Combine's seven days, though the bulk of fans' attention will be focused on the four days of drills, from Friday through Monday.
Below is the complete list of players who will be participating in this year's combine, as announced on the event's website. This list will be a working document, so as the results of drills come in we will be updating accordingly.
This list has players separated by position designation, as identified by the league. Of course, some players will be playing different positions once they get to the NFL, depending on their drafting teams' schemes; the most obvious will be players listed as defensive linemen who will play 3-4 outside linebacker at the next level.
As a bit of fun, we looked through the list for some especially interesting or different names. Here are APC's picks for the All-Name, All-Combine team:
QB: Cody Fajardo
RB: Cameron Artis-Payne
WRs: Nelson Agholor, DeAndre Smelter
TE: Busta Anderson
OL: Tayo Fabuluje, Hroniss Grasu
DL: Obum Gwachum, Rakeem Nunez-Roches, Owamagbe Odighizuwa
LB: Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil, Xzavier Dickson
CB: Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, Senquez Golson
S: Durell Eskridge, Jaquiski Tartt
Which players are you most looking forward to seeing at the Combine? Who do you think will put up the best numbers next week? Let us know in the comments below.