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28 Prospects Set to Attend the 2015 NFL Draft

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015
Duke guard Laken Tomlinson, who is set to attend the 2015 NFL draft, could be a target for the Buffalo Bills' second-round pick. (Photo: Brian Spurlock — USA Today Sports)

Duke guard Laken Tomlinson, who is set to attend the 2015 NFL draft, could be a target for the Buffalo Bills’ second-round pick. (Photo: Brian Spurlock — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

The official list of prospective picks attending the 2015 NFL draft has been announced. 28 players will be in attendance at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago, where this year’s event will be held April 30-May 2.

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2015 NFL Combine Notebook, Day 3: OL/TE Workouts, DE/LB Weigh-ins

Friday, February 20th, 2015
Maxx Williams' 40-yard dash time was disappointing, but he made up for it with a great pass-catching performance. (Photo: Brian Spurlock — USA Today Sports)

Maxx Williams’ 40-yard dash time was disappointing, but he made up for it with a great pass-catching performance. (Photo: Brian Spurlock — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

The NFL’s annual Underwear Olympics officially went into full swing Friday as the offensive linemen and tight ends became the first position groups to take the field for their on-field workouts at the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine.

A number of projected first-round draft picks showed why they are top prospects, while a few other potential early-rounders had underwhelming day. A few small-schoolers stole the spotlight with their speed, while defensive line and linebacker weigh-ins were a telling representation of how some of the draft’s most hyped defensive players stack up against one another in terms of size.

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2015 NFL Combine Notebook, Day 2: OL/TE Bench Press, QB/RB/WR Weigh-in

Thursday, February 19th, 2015
One of the biggest, longest and strongest offensive linemen at the combine, Miami's Ereck Flowers might be solidifying himself as a first-round pick. (Photo: Kim Klement — USA Today Sports)

One of the biggest, longest and strongest offensive linemen at the combine, Miami’s Ereck Flowers might be solidifying himself as a first-round pick. (Photo: Kim Klement — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

While the on-field workouts have yet to begin at this year’s NFL Scouting Combine, the event is already well underway with interviews, medical evaluations, measurements and as of Thursday, the bench press.

The interviews and medicals might truly be the most important aspects of the combine as a whole, but those of us not employed by NFL teams receive little information on what happens behind closed doors. We can, however, utilize the measurements and workout results to see how the top prospects in the 2015 NFL Draft stack up against one another.

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2015 Senior Bowl Day 3 Report: Practice Notes and Player Quotes

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
Thursday was the final day of practices in front of NFL scouts for the 2015 Senior Bowl teams. (Photo: Dan Hope)

Thursday was the final day of practices in front of NFL scouts for the 2015 Senior Bowl teams. (Photo: Dan Hope)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

The North and South teams returned to Ladd-Peebles Stadium on Thursday for one final day of Senior Bowl practice, and essentially the players’ final chances to make a good impression or change negative perceptions about them, as most NFL scouts, coaches and personnel executives will have left town long before the game is played on Saturday.

Many of Thursday’s standouts, including USC linebacker Hayes Pullard and Miami tight end Clive Walford, had already performed well on Tuesday and Wednesday and simply furthered their draft stock rises by capping off fantastic weeks. On the other end of the spectrum, Colorado State quarterback Garrett Grayson and East Carolina quarterback Shane Carden were among those who failed to take advantage of their opportunities to elevate their draft stocks.

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2015 Senior Bowl Day 1 Report: Practice Notes, Player Quotes and Weigh-in Results

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
The Senior Bowl kicked off Monday with practices at Ladd-Peebles Stadium (pictured) and Fairhope Municipal Stadium. (Photo: Dan Hope)

The Senior Bowl kicked off Monday with practices at Ladd-Peebles Stadium (pictured) and Fairhope Municipal Stadium. (Photo: Dan Hope)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

Within the sprint that is the new Senior Bowl schedule, as players have just three days of practices to learn new concepts and impress NFL scouts and coaches, Tuesday is the marathon. From early morning weigh-ins to media night, and practices in between, there were numerous opportunities to get a closer look at each player participating in this year’s game.

The second and third days of practice will be more intense than Tuesday’s opening sessions, as both days will feature players in full pads, but the new, condensed schedule leaves no time for players to waste making an impression, so the first day of practices was certainly an important one.

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