INDIANAPOLIS – It's time for the "underwear Olympics" to really begin.
The on-field workouts are starting at the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine.
After hearing from coaches (including Chuck Pagano) and general managers the past two days, the rest of the week is about the pro prospects.
Here are Day Three updates from the NFL Combine:
Joe Mixon is/will be one of the most heavily debated prospects in this year's draft class. Draft guru Mike Mayock says Mixon, an Oklahoma running back, is worthy of a first-round grade for his on-field talent. But off-the-field issues (domestic violence) is clearly turning some teams completely away from a talented prospect.
Easily one of the most intriguing prospects in this 2017 draft class, Peppers is looked at as a hybrid defender at the next level, perhaps without a natural position in a base defense. But does Peppers still have enough talent to merit some first-round consideration. Will a team deem Peppers enough of a catch to earn a high draft pick?
Friday was the first day for on-field workouts at the NFL Combine. The 40-yard dash time of Leonard Fournette (just north of 4.5) was extremely impressive for a guy weighing 240 pounds. A storyline for the Colts come draft time will be if/when they do select a running back.
Is this guy going to fall to the Colts? There's little doubt Reuben Foster is the top inside linebacker in the 2017 Draft. By normal 3-4 inside linebacker standards, Foster's size isn't exactly what the NFL is looking for at ILB. But Foster is a menace out of the middle and looks to be a definite top half first-round pick.
No pressure in calling 'heads' or 'tails' today for the Colts and Eagles. The coin has the helmet for the Colts and the helmet for the Vikings, because Minnesota holds the actual pick and are trading it to the Eagles in the Sam Bradford deal just prior to the start of the 2016 season. The coin toss will come at 12:30 p.m.