NFL Draft: Combine Preview
NFL Draft: Combine Preview

This article is part of our NFL Draft series.

The Combine kicks off this week, with the workouts for running backs, offensive linemen and kickers beginning Friday, March 3. The rest of the offensive prospects (QB/WR/TE) will work out Saturday.

Focusing just on QB/RB/WR/TE, this article will highlight some of the most anticipated showings, the players with the most to gain and the most to lose heading into the Combine testing, and pre-Combine positional rankings at the end. The specific focus of this article is to evaluate these players relative to their NFL fantasy football potential.

MOST ANTICIPATED

Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson

Watson can only do so much to address the concerns regarding his reads after playing with a lot of fixed reads at Clemson, but at the very least the Combine will give him a chance to show off his arm and accuracy. Given the stunning success he had at Clemson – 97 total touchdowns and two National Championship appearances in two seasons – I'm expecting him to thrive in a workout setting. For whatever questions there might be about his reads, I think he lays to rest any concerns about his actual throwing ability at the Combine.

Alvin Kamara, RB, Tennessee

Dalvin Cook and Leonard Fournette are too obvious, so let's go with Kamara. The former Alabama transfer is a blur on tape and routinely shows rare balance, burst, and quickness. When you throw in his standout pass-catching skills, Kamara adds up to a major big-play threat. All he needs to do is confirm that

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Mario Puig
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