More than 300 top prospects have gathered in Indianapolis for the annual NFL contest, which begins Tuesday and will run until Monday. Players will undergo medical tests and will undergo field exercises at the Lucas Oil Stadium. Interviews with the team staff and the media are then organized before 2019 NFL Draft, which will take place from April 25 to 27 in Nashville, Tennessee.
We asked our NFL Nation reporters what position their team had to focus on the combine. Here's what they said about a class that is deep and best along the defensive line.
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Wide receiver. Party for a long time in Buffalo are Sammy Watkins (Choice of the first round of 2014), Robert Woods (Choice of second round of 2013), Marquise Goodwin (Choice of third round 2013) and Kelvin Benjamin (Commercial acquisition in 2017). The Bills are almost naked at the receiver, the group being featured by the second round pick of 2017 Zay Jones and 2018 ungrafted free agent Robert Foster. Both players were promising at the points last season, but a lot of extra help is needed – especially at the top of the depth chart – for Josh Allen. More positions to watch: OL, RB, TE – Mike Rodak
Strategist. Miami has a lot of needs, but nothing is more important than the quarterback because the team should move from Ryan Tannehill and has zero starting options currently on the list. Dwayne Haskins and Kyler Murray appear to be the best two quarters of this draft, and many false projects (including those of Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay) have already established the link between Murray and Miami. If they like one of two quarters, the dolphins must be willing to trade to get their guy. The Dolphins' trip to escape mediocrity will not be a success if they do not find this franchise quarterback. More positions to watch: EDGE, OL, CB – Cameron Wolfe
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Wide receiver. Julian Edelman is the only receiver who was on the active list of the Super Bowl LIII and is under contract for 2019, so there are several places to fill. One of the topics in screening circles is to make sure your home region is particularly well covered, which is why UMass Andy Isabella is of particular interest. It is rare for UMass to have a perspective that seems to be on the rise at this stage of the pre-project process, and Isabella is doing just that after doing well at the Senior Bowl. Remains to know if it suits the Patriots. More positions to watch: QB, TE – Mike Reiss
Edge Rusher. The Jets have not raced at full speed since the days of John Abraham (2000-2005). With the likely move to 4-3 of new defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, the target position is the defensive end. This could be a historic defensive line class, and the Jets are hard at picking the best players – Nick Bosa, Rashan Gary and Josh Allen, each of which will be taken into account with the general choice n ° 3. More positions to watch: OT, OG, C, RB, WR – Rich Cimini
Inner offensive line. Asked about the parts to put in place Lamar JacksonGreg Roman, offensive coordinator, put the offensive line at the top of the list. "We talk a lot about Lamar, his unique skills and his talent, but we have to have a strong and powerful offensive line," Roman said. "It's there that everything starts – domination in the front and control ahead." Baltimore must move to the left and center guard. But the Ravens have not chosen an offensive lineman in the first round since Ben Grubbs in 2007. More positions to watch: WR, OLB, RB – Jamison Hensley
Linebacker. The three starting lines of the Bengals, Vontaze Burfict, Preston Brown and Nick Vigil, has never played a game together in 2018 due to injuries and suspensions. It soon became clear that the Bengals must change the type of linebackers they acquire after being crushed by teams committed quickly. Instead of the larger types that the team has long favored, Bengals need to look for faster linebackers that can cover. More positions to watch: G, OT and TE – Katherine Terrell
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Defensive tackle This is a good draft for the defensive interior, and the Browns will study this position closely. The team is delighted with the game Larry Ogunjobi but feel that it can be even better with another strong presence on the inside. The other benefit of an improved tandem inside providing upward pressure: this would free up Myles Garrett and Emmanuel Ogbah on the outside and improve the overall precipitation of the pass. More positions to watch: WR, LB, CB – Pat McManamon
Wide receiver. Trade Antonio Brown could prompt the Steelers to choose a wide receiver in the first two rounds for the third year in a row. The class of free agent receivers is considered weak, and the Steelers are among the best in the league to score outstanding talents through the repechage. JuJu Smith-Schuster the last success story. Marquise Brown, Antonio's cousin, would be an intriguing vertical threat. More positions to watch: ILB, CB – Jeremy Fowler
Offensive tackle The Texans tried to solve their problems on the offensive line last season off-season thanks to free will and repechage, but the group still struggled to protect the quarterback. Deshaun Watson, who was sacked 62 times at the top of the NFL. Houston has young options in both places and is brought back Seantrel Henderson on a one year contract. But with three selections in the first three rounds, CEO Brian Gaine is expected to keep a close eye on this year's group of occupational therapists. More positions to watch: G, C, RB – Sarah Barshop
Edge Rusher. The Colts had a surprising defense that ranked 11th overall last season. But they were tied for 19th place in the league with 38 sacks. The Colts will struggle to cope with this type of hasty pass because they have to deal with Patrick Mahomes, Matt Ryan, Drew Brees, Philip Rivers, Derek Carr and Ben Roethlisberger next season. More positions to watch: WR, LB, DL – Mike Wells
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Strategist. Jaguars are considered favorites to land Nick Foles but it is not guaranteed, so the quarterback will be their priority. They are seventh and Dwayne Haskins and maybe Kyler Murray are at stake – especially if they are gaining strength to make sure they have their first choice (the Giants will pick a sixth and should aim a quarter.). If the Jaguars just wait for the second round to add a QB (or go back to the first round), Daniel Jones or Will Grier would be potential targets. If the Jaguars land at Foles, QB will probably be absent from the table in 2019, in which case they will be able to qualify for the best player available at # 7. More positions to watch: TE, OL, WR – Mike DiRocco
Line of internal defense. Although their defense is one of the best units in the league, the Titans desperately need someone to team up with a defensive tackle. Jurrell Casey. Casey plays regularly in the backfield, but will face the double teams. It is therefore essential to find another player who can reduce the pocket and sneak fast against the race. Austin Johnson, a second round choice 2016, and veteran DaQuan Jones have not been factors up to now. More positions to watch: OLB, OL interior, WR, TE – Turron Davenport
Cornerback. Three players who saw time at cornerback last season – Bradley Roby, Tramaine Brock and Jamar Taylor – are unrestricted free agents, and none of the three should arouse much interest for a return to Denver unless it is at the Broncos' price. It leaves Chris Harris Jr., which has an option bonus that is due before the opening of the franchise, and a lot of question marks. A free agency may not offer much help to the post, and although Isaac Yiadom, a rookie last season, seems ready for more play time, the Broncos will likely have to use temporary capital to get a rookie good enough to step in and play immediately. More positions to watch: OL, WR, TE – Jeff Legwold
Security. Chiefs can not rely on Eric Berry, who has not played in 31 of his last 34 games, including the playoffs. They have to plan their lives without him in a position where the leaders are skinny, even though Berry plays an important part of the 2019 season. The Chiefs suffered in safety last season while they were trying to qualify with a collection of less well-paid journeymen and draft picks. It's time to upgrade to the next version. More positions to watch: CB, RB, TE, DL – Adam Teicher
Linebacker. The Chargers had three running linebackers on the injured list last year in Denzel Perryman, Jatavis Brown and Kyzir White. Perryman will become an unrestricted free agent in March. The Chargers 'lack of depth as a linebacker is one of the reasons they used seven defensive backs and struggled to stop the New England Patriots' playoff game in the AFC playoffs . Combine prospects that make sense, including LSUs Devin WhiteFrom Michigan Devin Bush and Alabama Mack Wilson. More positions to watch: DT, OT, QB – Eric D. Williams
Edge Rusher. The Raiders had 13 bags of the league, or 0.5 bags more than Khalil Mack, which was traded in the middle of his contract. Of course, Mack would have helped, but even if you added his 12.5 bags to the 13 Raiders, Oakland would have always had the fewest bags of the NFL. Nick Bosa and Josh Allen have done their part, but they will probably both be gone before the Raiders are in 4th place. More positions to watch: S, WR, CB – Paul Gutierrez
Wide receiver. With Cole Beasley set to hit the free agency and Allen HurnsStatut High status in the air due to a dislocated ankle in the playoffs, the Cowboys have two receivers on the list with more than 20 catches in 2018 in Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup. The Cowboys have no first-round pick because of the deal with Cooper, but they could be on the market for a slot receiver, if Beasley leaves, or, if he stays, a player who can play in all training. More positions to watch: TE, DT, OT, RB – Todd Archer
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Strategist. Eli Manning At 38, the Giants would be careless if they did not turn their attention to the top quarters, starting with Dwayne Haskins and Kyler Murray. They currently have the highest choice among the needy QB teams in this draft and not much time to find Manning's successor. More positions to watch: OL, LB, S – Jordan Raanan
Return. The lack of consistency in the backfield hurt the Eagles last season, and with Jay Ajayi and Darren Sproles both are ready to become free agents, it is time to invest. They have a pair of second round picks. It may be the first time they've written such a high profile since Sean McCoy in the second round in 2009. More positions to watch: DE, S, OL – Tim McManus
Strategist. Alex Smith is a long shot to come back after suffering a fractured right leg at the end of the season. Washington must find another quarterback to pair with Colt McCoy, the only other QB on the list. The Redskins do not think they need to draft one in the first round – and will consider adding a veteran through free will or trade. But they have to be very careful with quarterbacks to determine if they deserve to be chosen. They have other positions to fill, but the quarterback is the most important, so they must be certain. More positions to watch: OLB, WR, OG – John Keim
Security. Entrance Adrian Amos is expected to hit the free agent market, opening a spot in front of Pro Bowler Eddie Jackson. Amos has produced two interceptions, 73 tackles and a sack in 2018. The problem for the Bears is that in the absence of an exchange, they have no choice until the third round. They traded No. 1 this year in the contract with Khalil Mack (which was worth it) and No. 2 in the draft selection of WR last year. Anthony Miller, from whom more is expected after shoulder surgery in the off season. More positions to watch: CB, OL, RB – ESPN
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Edge Rusher. The most important need of Detroit has been and continues to be a player who can put pressure on the quarterbacks of the edge. The two most explosive defensive ends of Detroit – Ezekiel Ansah and Romeo Okwara – might not come back. Ansah is an unrestricted free agent. Okwara is a restricted free agent. With this project being a solid project for seventh-place players, Lions should look at all the rounds to find the best talent that would fit into Matt Patricia's program. The first round will attract the most attention, however, and players such as Josh Allen and Clelin Ferrell will be the players to look in position # 8. More positions to watch: TE, CB, WR – Michael Rothstein
Edge Rusher. Clay Matthews is a free agent. Nick Perry could cut himself. And who knows if Kyler Fackrell can he get closer to replicating his season of 10.5 bags of 2018? Even if the Packers sign Matthews again and / or name Perry, they need a long-term player to start the quarterback from outside, and with two first-round picks (# 12 and # 30), there's is likely that GM Brian Gutekunst will take one early. They probably would have liked to see Louisiana Tech Jaylon Ferguson, who will be allowed to conduct limited interviews and obtain a medical assessment. He can not participate in drills or tests because he was convicted of a simple battery in his first year after a fight. They will take a long, hard look at the classy peak at Indy. More positions to watch: S, G / T, WR, TE, ILB – Rob Demovsky
Keep. It's hard to see the Vikings spending their first-round pick other than as an offensive lineman, their biggest need lying within. The free agent guard market is relatively gloomy. So, instead of putting pressure on a veteran when the money is already tight, Minnesota can use the project to strengthen the protection around it. Kirk Cousins. He could also use several high choices to form the offensive line. Although this year's class of offensive linemen is not as deep as the group from 2018, the Vikings should have a handful of intriguing perspectives to consider in 18th place. More positions to watch: Edge rusher, DT, LB – Courtney Cronin
Defensive tackle The Falcons need a playmaker next to Grady Jarrett, a guy who can finish the games after Jarrett's penetration and a player with enough speed and physicality to win his chances face to face. From Houston Ed Oliver continues to be linked to the Falcons, and the selection guru, Mel Kiper Jr., invited Oliver to visit the Falcons with the 14th pick in the final standings of his latest model project. More positions to watch: OL, DE, CB – Vaughn McClure
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Edge Rusher. The Panthers also need help on the offensive line, but with the retirement of Julius Peppers and the defense, a 3-4 transition in addition to the traditional 4-3 pattern of Ron Rivera. Apart from Mario Addison and project Efe Obada, the Panthers do not have any other end on the list, even though the Pro Bowl's attack Kawann Short has the flexibility to move both inside and out. More positions to watch: C, LB – David Newton
Offensive line. The Saints have one of the best offensive lines in the NFL, but they need to start developing future substitutes for the left tackle. Terron Armsteadcenter Max Unger and maybe left on guard Andrus Peat (a free agent in 2020). The saints must think long term with this year's class project, as they have no choice in series 1, 3 or 4. They will have to call on a free agency to meet their more immediate need from a pass-catcher to TE or WR. More positions to watch: DT, S – Mike Triplett
Defensive tackle The Bucs really have needs at all levels of their defense, especially because they are undergoing a regime change under the coordination of Todd Bowles. This is a particularly strong class of defensive linemen from the inside, and Tampa must prepare for life without Gerald McCoy, considering McCoy's $ 13 million salary cap in 2019. With the fifth overall selection, the Bucs could really pick from players like Alabama's. Quinnen Williams or Ed Oliver from Houston if they stay on the spot (General Manager Jason Licht has traded two of his losses over the past three years). More positions to watch: OT, ILB, DB – Jenna Laine
Wide receiver. outraged Larry Fitzgerald, who will be 36 years old at the start of the season and will play in her 16th year and second year catcher Christian Kirk, Cardinals have no other impact receiver on their list. And last season they saw how the lack of receivers can impact an offense. Arizona needs to add depth to its receiving body, but, more importantly, the Cards need at least one impact receiver and a large receiver to work the lines side and corners of the end zone. More positions to watch: ILB, CB, TE – Josh Weinfuss
Edge Rusher. This was a position of need in 2018 and remains as such this off season. Although the rush in the passes is sometimes dynamic, the Rams were unable to create constant pressure from the edge last season despite the acquisition of an outside linebacker. Dante Fowler Jr. at the trade deadline. Fowler is now an unrestricted free agent on hold just like Matt Longacre, that Fowler has replaced. In front of Fowler was Samson EbukamHe is uncertain after producing three sacks in 18 starts, including the playoffs, if it is a long-term fix. More positions to watch: CB, S, OL – Lindsey Thiry
Edge Rusher. Namely, a defensive end "Leo", which is the point in the defense of the Niners that should be held by the best defender of the team. This is no secret to anyone, the 49ers need a presence that makes the difference, and it is also notorious that this project is loaded. The combine will be important for the Niners to have an idea (and medical information) of the best players such as Nick Bosa of the State of Ohio and Josh Allen of Kentucky, but also to better know the players who could be available in case of exchange. return. More positions to watch: DB, WR, LB – Nick Wagoner
Edge Rusher. The Seahawks got a combined total of 23.5 bags on Frank Clark and Jarran Reedbut Reed is a player from inside and Clark's long-term future on the team is uncertain. In addition, no other Seahawks defender had more than three sacks. They need an edge of impact edge to line up in front of Clark. This project is considered very difficult at this position, so there is a good chance that the Seahawks can find one that is ready to contribute right away, even if they are supposed to choose No. 21. They could also trade to acquire more selections than the four that they currently have. More positions to watch: OL, LB, WR – Brady Henderson