Tuesday is the final day of the NFL Combine, a day when the Green Bay Packers will have the opportunity to watch safeties and the rest of the defensive backs work out.
With safety being such a position of need in Green Bay, there will be a lot of scrutiny on that position and the top prospects available, including guys like Calvin Pryor, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Deone Buccanon.
If the Packers don’t take one of those afore-mentioned players in the first round, however, they may not have an opportunity to draft them at all. In such a case, they’ll also be keeping an eye on the next tier of safeties available, the mid-round guys.
Defensive backs will go through measured drills such as the 40-yard dash, vertical and horizontal jumps, the three-cone drill and shuttles. They’ll also participate in position drills, displaying how they drop into coverage, catch the ball and more.
Live television coverage starts at 8:00 a.m. CT on the NFL Network and runs through 1:00 p.m.
After Tuesday, teams will go back home and reflect on what they saw at the Combine, crunching numbers from drills, evaluating physical examinations, process the interviews and draw conclusions on players.
There’s only a short turn-around time until the on-campus pro day circuit begins in early March.
Also on Tuesday, Packers linebacker Clay Matthews will appear on the Dan Patrick Show, according to producer Paul Pabst.
— Paul Pabst (@PaulPabst) February 24, 2014
An exact time for Matthews' interview has not been provided.
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