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Day 4 Combine Takeaways: Skill Players Hit The Field

Intro: The second day of on-the-field workouts at Lucas Oil Stadium brings the skill players to the field for drills.


INDIANAPOLIS – The race for the No. 1 quarterback (and possible No. 1 pick) will heat up a bit today.

Both Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota will throw during their on-the-field drills Saturday, something most top quarterbacks have shied away from in years past.

Along with the quarterbacks throwing, the running backs and wide receivers will also workout on Saturday.

NFL Network analyst, and draft guru, Mike Mayock took to the podium after Saturday's workouts to share his thoughts on the 2015 class. The pass rush comment is interesting with the Colts certainly needing more consistency there. Again, with a 34-year old Robert Mathis coming off a serious injury, pairing another young pass rusher with Jonathan Newsome would be something the Colts might look to do later this spring.

It goes without saying that the interview process for Winston this week is where he must pass with flying colors. After a confident media session on Friday afternoon, it sounds like Winston is impressing teams in formal interviews. It's looking more and more like Winston will be the first overall pick come April 30.

Gil Brandt, the Godfather of the NFL Combine, would know better than anyone about comparing classes. We heard from GM's all week saying that this year's receiver class was very close to last year's group from a talent standpoint. That's high praise, but Brandt's comment backs that up. For the fourth time in the last four drafts (T.Y. Hilton, LaVon Brazill and Donte Moncrief), could the Colts be in play for a wide receiver?

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