The 2016 NFL Scouting Combine is in full swing, with the first group of prospects hitting the field for position drills on Friday. That group included special teamers, offensive linemen and tight ends. Saturday’s group features quarterbacks, wide receivers and running backs.
That group arrived in Indianapolis on Wednesday and has gone through medical examinations, interviews, measurements and the bench press. Thirty-six of those players in action on Saturday are running backs, including big names like Melvin Gordon, Todd Gurley and Duke Johnson.
But what kind of drills will they be going through? First, the running backs will go through the usual drills that most players experience, including the 3-cone drill, 40-yard dash, shuttle run, vertical jump and broad jump. But there’s also some drills that only the running backs take part in.
Expected to be one of the first players picked in the NFL Draft this year, if not the first, Winston announced earlier this week that he planned to throw at the Combine.
Winston opened his session with a brief statement directed at the off-field concerns that have surrounded him throughout his career in Tallahassee.
“I know made mistakes. I know I have a past. But right now, it’s about me moving forward.”
He came back to the subject again … and again … and again during his brief time on the podium.
“Football is my passion. I’ve been doing this since I was young.” He also mentioned his 7-year old brother and others he wants to inspire by playing football.