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2016 NFL Scouting Combine: Feb. 24 Open Thread As OL, RB, ST Begin

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And away...we...go.

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I'm posted up among hundreds of media here in Lucas Oil Stadium as we get the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine underway today.

Right now, Pittsburgh Steelers GM Kevin Colbert is on the podium to open the schedule of head coaches and general mangers speaking to the media today, so it should be a good day to stay tuned in.

Los Angeles Rams Head Coach Jeff Fisher will be speaking at 12:45pm ET today while Rams GM Les Snead will speak exactly 24 hours later.

For the prospects, today's perhaps the most important day as it involves the medical check, measurements and some time to speak with the individual teams.

I've said for years the medical check is the most important part of the process as it can unearth some previously undivulged information that indicates a player might be more susceptible to re-injury than previously thought. It might also assuage any concerns by showing that a previous injury has completely healed.

So while the special teamers, offensive linemen and running backs are getting going today, we've got the quarterbacks and wide receivers arriving throughout the morning.

In any case here are a couple names in the first three groups to keep in mind for the medical check today:

Tyler Johnstone (OL, Oregon - OL24)

Tore his ACL in the Alamo Bowl in 2013 and re-injured it in the build up to the 2014 season. His medical check is everything. At the end of the 2013 season, he was on course for a potential first-round selection in the NFL Draft. With the doubly-injured right knee, the question is if he can return to form even with a 2015 season that saw him back on the field for all 13 games.

Nick Martin (C, Notre Dame - OL29)

Another first round prospect with knee injury questions. His brother, Zack, also played on the O-line at Notre Dame and was the 16th overall selection in the 2014 NFL Draft to the Dallas Cowboys.

Max Tuerk (OL, USC - OL47)

Potential first-round talent at center after becoming the first freshman in USC history to start at left tackle back in 2012. An ACL injury in October, though, looms large on the resume now. Teams won't lean on him to return to action the way the Rams did with RB Todd Gurley.

Devontae Booker (RB, Utah - RB02)

Booker was an absolute numbers freak at Utah in 2014 and 2015 before a meniscus tear late in the season ended his college career. He could factor into round 2 discussions, so his medical check is key. Still, it's not an overwhelming injury to rehab from.

Tre Madden (RB, USC - RB18)

Hamstring and turf toe injuries kept Madden off the field for much of his career with the Trojans. The emergence of freshman RB Ronald Jones kept him off the field for much of his final year. He's got NFL size and traits, though. The question is all about health.

Keith Marshall (RB, Georgia - RB19)

Sandwiched between Just Todd Gurley and Nick Chubb, Marshall just wasn't in a great spot for his individual talents to shine. An injury-plagued career in Athens certainly didn't help his case.

And here's the full list of the three groups getting underway today:

Last Name First Name College Group # Jersey # Position
AGUAYO ROBERTO FLORIDA ST 1 PK01 PK
ALEXANDER VADAL LOUISIANA ST 1 OL01 OT
ALLEN JACK MICHIGAN ST 1 OL02 OC
BEAVERS WILLIE WESTERN MICHIGAN 1 OL03 OT
BENENOCH CALEB UCLA 1 OL04 OT
BLYTHE AUSTIN IOWA 1 OL05 OC
BOEHM EVAN MISSOURI 1 OL06 OC
BRENDEL JAKE UCLA 1 OL07 OC
CHEEK JOE TEXAS A&M 1 OL08 OG
CLARK LE'RAVEN TEXAS TECH 1 OL09 OT
COLEMAN SHON AUBURN 1 OL10 OT
CONKLIN JACK MICHIGAN ST 1 OL11 OT
COOPER FAHN MISSISSIPPI 1 OL12 OT
CRADDOCK BRAD MARYLAND 1 PK02 PK
DAHL JOE WASHINGTON ST 1 OL13 OT
DECKER TAYLOR OHIO ST 1 OL14 OT
DIXON RILEY SYRACUSE 1 PK03 PT
DRANGO SPENCER BAYLOR 1 OL15 OT
EDWARDS LOC SAM HOUSTON ST 1 PK04 PT
EHINGER PARKER CINCINNATI 1 OL16 OT
FAIRBAIRN KA'IMI UCLA 1 PK05 PK
GARNETT JOSHUA STANFORD 1 OL17 OG
GLASGOW GRAHAM MICHIGAN 1 OL18 OC
GREENE DARRELL SAN DIEGO ST 1 OL19 OG
HACKETT TOM UTAH 1 PK06 PT
HAEG JOE NORTH DAKOTA ST 1 OL20 OT
KASER DREW TEXAS A&M 1 PK07 PT
KOEHN MARSHALL IOWA 1 PK08 PK
LANDES JIMMY BAYLOR 1 ST01 LS
LUNSFORD JOHN LIBERTY 1 PK09 PK
MONDAY WILL DUKE 1 PK10 PT
OBERKROM JADEN TEXAS CHRISTIAN 1 PK11 PK
O'TOOLE NICK WEST VIRGINIA 1 PK12 PT
HAWKINS JERALD LOUISIANA ST 2 OL21 OT
IFEDI GERMAIN TEXAS A&M 2 OL22 OT
JACKSON DOMINICK ALABAMA 2 OL23 OT
JOHNSTONE TYLER OREGON 2 OL24 OT
KASITATI NILA OKLAHOMA 2 OL25 OG
KELLY RYAN ALABAMA 2 OL26 OC
KIRKLAND DENVER ARKANSAS 2 OL27 OT
LEWIS ALEX NEBRASKA 2 OL28 OT
MARTIN NICK NOTRE DAME 2 OL29 OC
MARZ TYLER WISCONSIN 2 OL30 OT
MCGOVERN CONNOR MISSOURI 2 OL31 OG
MURPHY KYLE STANFORD 2 OL32 OT
NEMBOT STEPHANE COLORADO 2 OL33 OT
ODHIAMBO REES BOISE ST 2 OL34 OT
REDMOND ALEX UCLA 2 OL35 OG
ROBERTSON DOMINIQUE WEST GEORGIA 2 OL36 OT
SEUMALO ISAAC OREGON ST 2 OL37 OG
SHELL BRANDON SOUTH CAROLINA 2 OL38 OT
SKURA MATT DUKE 2 OL39 OC
SLATER PEARCE SAN DIEGO ST 2 OL40 OT
SPRIGGS JASON INDIANA 2 OL41 OT
STANLEY RONNIE NOTRE DAME 2 OL42 OT
THEUS JOHN GEORGIA 2 OL43 OT
THUNEY JOE NORTH CAROLINA ST 2 OL44 OT
TONER COLE HARVARD 2 OL45 OT
TRETOLA SEBASTIAN ARKANSAS 2 OL46 OG
TUERK MAX SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 2 OL47 OC
TUNSIL LAREMY MISSISSIPPI 2 OL48 OT
TURNER LANDON NORTH CAROLINA 2 OL49 OG
VAITAI HALAPOULIVAATI TEXAS CHRISTIAN 2 OL50 OT
WESTERMAN CHRIS ARIZONA ST 2 OL51 OG
WHITEHAIR CODY KANSAS ST 2 OL52 OT
YOUNG AVERY AUBURN 2 OL53 OT
BARBER PEYTON AUBURN 3 RB01 OH
BOOKER DEVONTAE UTAH 3 RB02 OH
CARSON TRA TEXAS A&M 3 RB03 OH
COLLINS ALEX ARKANSAS 3 RB04 OH
COPRICH MARSHAUN ILLINOIS ST 3 RB05 OH
DIXON KENNETH LOUISIANA TECH 3 RB06 OH
DRAKE KENYAN ALABAMA 3 RB07 OH
ELLIOTT EZEKIEL OHIO ST 3 RB08 OH
ERVIN TYLER SAN JOSE ST 3 RB09 OH
FERGUSON JOSH ILLINOIS 3 RB10 OH
GRONKOWSKI GLENN KANSAS ST 3 RB11 FB
HENRY DERRICK ALABAMA 3 RB12 OH
HICKS QUAYVON GEORGIA 3 RB13 FB
HOWARD JORDAN INDIANA 3 RB14 OH
JANOVICH ANDY NEBRASKA 3 RB15 FB
JOHNSON DEVON MARSHALL 3 RB16 OH
LASCO DANIEL CALIFORNIA 3 RB17 OH
MADDEN TRE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 3 RB18 OH
MARSHALL KEITH GEORGIA 3 RB19 OH
PERKINS PAUL UCLA 3 RB20 OH
PROSISE C J NOTRE DAME 3 RB21 OH
SMALLWOOD WENDELL WEST VIRGINIA 3 RB22 OH
TAYLOR KELVIN FLORIDA 3 RB23 OH
THORNTON SHAD NORTH CAROLINA ST 3 RB24 OH
VAINUKU SOMA SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 3 RB25 FB
VITALE DAN NORTHWESTERN 3 RB26 FB
WASHINGTON DEANDRE TEXAS TECH 3 RB27 OH
WILDS BRANDON SOUTH CAROLINA 3 RB28 OH
WILLIAMS JONATHAN ARKANSAS 3 RB29 OH