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Coverage of the quarterbacks, wide receivers and tight ends begins Thursday
The 2020 NFL Combine has been underway for a few days now at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind. But the real fun begins Thursday.
Hundreds of NFL hopefuls have participated in the measurements, weigh-ins, medical examinations and team interviews portion of the combine. But on Thursday, the quarterbacks, wide receivers and tight ends will be the first to take the field. The three position groups will have a chance to highlight their skills and athleticism to the crowd of scouts, coaches and general managers. Players will take part in the 40-yard dash, vertical leap, broad jump and other testing in addition to position-specific workouts.
Here is how to watch Thursday’s events:
Channel: NFL Network and live streaming on NFL.com. ESPN will carry coverage from 7-8 p.m. ET with live streams available on WatchESPN.
Time: 4 p.m. ET – 11 p.m. ET
Position groups: Quarterbacks, wide receivers, tight ends
Now let’s look at some of the players to watch for Thursday.
The projected No. 1 pick, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow, will not participate in Thursday’s activities. Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will also be sidelined as he continues to recover from his hip injury.
But the QB class will feature Oregon’s Justin Herbert, Utah State’s Jordan Love and Washington’s Jacob Eason.
The wide receiver group will feature many potential first-round picks, including Alabama’s Jerry Jeudy, Oklahoma’s CeeDee Lamb and Alabama’s Henry Ruggs III. Ruggs is looking to set the record for the 40-yard dash. Right now, the record stands at 4.22 seconds. University of Washington standout John Ross set the record back in 2017, breaking the previous mark shared by running back Chris Johnson and wide receiver Rondel Menendez.