The NFL Combine kicked off this week as the top rising talent from around the country converged on Indianapolis for what has jokingly become known as the ‘under-wear Olympics’. As scouts from all 32 teams pick apart every aspect of each prospects ability, several of these players will begin to stand out.

So far this year the biggest stories have surrounded the running backs and the size of LSU’s Leonard Fournette. Fournette weighed in at 240 pounds on day one and then turned heads when he runs a 4.51 forty yard dash on day two, with the extra pounds.

This year’s draft is deep at running back with several names as possible first-round picks including Fournette, Florida State’s Dalvin Cook, Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey, Oklahoma’s Samaje Perine and Tennessee’s Alvin Kamara.

Alabama linebacker sent home

Crimson Tide linebacker Reuben Foster, who was thought to be a top 15 pick coming into the combine, was sent home on Friday afternoon. Foster apparently had an altercation with a hospital worker after getting impatient from having to wait in a long line. The situation will no doubt hurt Foster’s draft stock, which may leave him on the board when the Redskins pick at 17 or perhaps even later in the draft as he may fall out of the first round altogether.

The Redskins have been active in Indianapolis

The Washington Redskins have been very active thus far at the combine having met with several players already.

Redskins General Manager Scot McCloughan is not in Indy while he takes care of family issues after the death of his 100-year old grandmother, but pro personnel director Alex Santos and personnel Executive Doug Williams, among others, are in attendance. The team has definite needs at defensive tackle, defensive end, inside linebacker, safety, corner, offensive guard, running back, offensive guard, tight end and receiver depending on if Pierre Garcon and/or DeSean Jackson re-sign with the team.

The list of players who have already met with Washington is below:

  • Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford (6-0, 201 lbs)
  • Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida State (6-0, 214 lbs)
  • John Ross, WR, Washington (5-11, 190 lbs)
  • O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama (6-6, 242 lbs)
  • JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, Southern California (6-2, 220 lbs)
  • Mitch Trubisky, QB, North Carolina (6-3, 209 lbs)
  • Jordan Leggett, TE, Clemson (6-6, 236 lbs)
  • Avery Gennesy, OT, Texas A&M (6-4, 318 lbs)
  • William Holden, OT, Vanderbilt (6-7, 312 lbs)
  • Danny Isidora, G, Miami (6-4, 309)