Friday, February 21, 2014
Wake-up call: Day 2 at the combine
By Field Yates
INDIANAPOLIS -- The NFL combine rolls on today, with a new slate of players and coaches scheduled to meet with the media.
From a player perspective, the quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers are scheduled to meet with the media today. Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel, Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater, and Central Florida’s Blake Bortles are considered three of the top prospects at the position, and one of them could land with the Houston Texans, who own the top pick in the draft.
In a recent conference call, NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock highlighted the receiver class as one of the best and deepest in recent memory. The Patriots drafted two in the top four rounds last year, but receiver could be an area of interest if Julian Edelman leaves in free agency.
Here’s the rundown of coaches and executives expected to address the media.
10 a.m.: Packers executive vice president, GM and director of football operations Ted Thompson
10:15 a.m.: Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians
10:30 a.m.: 49ers GM Trent Baalke
10:45 a.m.: Packers head coach Mike McCarthy
11 a.m.: Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff
11:15 a.m.: Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer
11:30 a.m.: Lions executive vice president of football operations and GM Martin Mayhew
11:45 a.m.: Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis
Noon: Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley
12:15 p.m.: Texans head coach Bill O’Brien
12:30 p.m.: Texans executive vice president and GM Rick Smith
12:45 p.m.: Giants head coach Tom Coughlin
1 p.m.: Rams GM Les Snead
1:15 p.m.: Chiefs GM John Dorsey
1:30 p.m.: Colts head coach Chuck Pagano
1:45 p.m.: Colts GM Ryan Grigson
2 p.m.: Rams head coach Jeff Fisher
3:15 p.m.: Redskins head coach Jay Gruden
4 p.m.: Broncos executive vice president and GM John Elway