NFL Combine 2013 schedule: No. 1 pick still up for grabs

Joe Robbins

With the NFL Combine approaching, the No. 1 overall pick is still a mystery. We discuss how that makes this year's combine more interesting.

The NFL Combine is set to kickoff at the end of this week, beginning on Saturday, Feb. 23. This will be the premier tryout for all incoming prospects and a final opportunity to boost one's stock in front of the scouts.

The Combine events include the 40-yard dash, the 3-cone drill, the bench press, the vertical jump, the broad jump and the shuttle run. There is also an extensive series of character tests, including the Wonderlic, media interviews and one-on-ones with team scouts.

The NFL Combine schedule, per NFL.com:

Saturday, Feb. 23: Tight ends, offensive linemen, special teams

Sunday, Feb. 24: Quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers

Monday, Feb. 25: Defensive linemen, linebackers

Tuesday, Feb. 26: Defensive backs

With no clear cut quarterback in this class demanding the No. 1 overall slot, the competition for the first pick in the draft is still very much alive.

There are those who believe the Combine will finally settle that dispute, and it will be an offensive or defensive lineman who is selected with the top pick. This is a very deep class in the trenches with names like Luke Joeckel (Texas A&M), Bjoern Werner (Florida State), Chance Warmack (Alabama), Damontre Moore (Texas A&M), Eric Fisher (Central Michigan), Star Lotulelei (Utah) and Sharrif Floyd (Florida).

The top two quarterbacks projected in this year's draft class are Geno Smith (West Virginia) and Matt Barkley (USC), who are in no way promised the first spot like most top quarterbacks typically are. There is even a chance that one of them lasts until Day 2.

The workout results at the NFL Combine should help clarify the favorite for the top spot in the draft. This should make for an even more interesting show on NFL Network since the No. 1 pick is still for sale. This should ultimately breed competition, which should trigger some to rise and some fall by week's end.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Minnesota

You must be a member of SB Nation Minnesota to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Minnesota. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Minnesota

You must be a member of SB Nation Minnesota to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Minnesota. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.