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NFL Combine: Day One

by Grant Paulsen
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The NFL Combine is underway at Lucas Oil stadium in Indianapolis.

While nobody will be taking the field for workouts until Friday, the event’s pre-draft festivities have begun for offensive linemen, tight ends and specialists. Among their endeavors for Wednesday endeavors: a drug test,  a weigh-in, a medical exam and a psychological test.

Several of the players will also meet with the teams interested in their services. They’ll also meet with the assembled media in Indianapolis.

Speaking of meeting with the media, several head coaches and general managers have already taken to the podium to answer questions about their team’s draft plans.

Mike Shanahan won’t speak on behalf of the Redskins until tomorrow, but there were a few noteworthy nuggets in today’s initial press conferences.

– Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said Carolina is considering “seven to 10 players” with the No. 1 overall pick. That number to dwindle as the pre-draft process evolves.

I was able to talk with Rivera after his press conference about the 3-4 scheme he ran so well in San Diego, (the Chargers ranked No. 1 in the NFL in defense last season). He said that getting solid nose tackle play is the key to any 3-4 scheme.

“You ask that guy to do so much,” he said. “It’s tough to run a good [3-4] without the right guy there,” Rivera said. Take it from a guy who has run a dominant version of the scheme Washington’s currently using. The Redskins need to upgrade that position.

– Broncos head coach John Fox said, “right now Kyle Orton is our starter.” The announcement sent some of the Denver media into a tweeting-frenzy. The speculation all offseason has been that Tim Tebow would be in line to start for the Broncos.

… More updates from Indianapolis to come …

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