INDIANAPOLIS––Televised workouts begin at the NFL Combine on Saturday with offensive linemen and tight ends. Coverage begins at 8:00 a.m. CT on the NFL Network and streaming at NFL.com.
For the Green Bay Packers, it's an opportunity to see NFL Draft prospects display their athletic ability, taking part in measured drills such as the highly-publicized 40-yard dash but also their vertical jump, three-cone drill and more.
Not getting the same attention but probably just as important is the position-specific drills players will go through.
For offensive linemen, those are drills that show how they block, kick slide, move with lateral agility and more. The tight ends, meanwhile, will run routes and catch passes.
"The workouts are obviously important, but the video and the access you have to the video afterwards is very resourceful," said head coach Mike McCarthy. "I think the biggest thing that I’ve noticed the last five, 10 years particularly with what the NFL Network has done with the atmosphere that they created here at the Indianapolis combine is it creates a great stage for these young men to come in and you can learn a lot about how they interact and handle this process. There’s a lot to gain from coming down here to Indianapolis."
Skill position players––quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers––will just go through the bench press on Saturday and will do their on-field workouts on Sunday.
On the defensive side of the football, defensive linemen and linebackers get measured on Saturday while defensive backs are just arriving in Indianapolis.
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