Combine arrives with plenty of anticipation, talk of changes

More than 300 of the top football players in the world are ready to impress their potential employers this weekend at the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine. Watch NFL Network all weekend for live coverage, and tune in Friday as Chiefs GM Scott Pioli appears on set to discuss his thoughts.

Plus NFL.com's combine blog will have you all caught up, draft analyst Mike Mayock breaks down the individual combine drills, and the NFL considers making some major changes to the combine in the future.

Here's what else is on tap for Friday:

Brandt: The Hot 100

Before the combine, Gil Brandt provides a second installment of his prospect rankings leading up to the 2012 NFL Draft. More ...

» With all the information to disseminate at the combine, Bucky Brooks simplifies things by breaking down what fans of all 32 teams should be looking for in Indianapolis.

» Jason La Canfora is at the combine to dish on the latest he is hearing from the gathered coaches, GMs and prospects, such as the Cowboys possibly using their franchise tag on Anthony Spencer.

» Follow Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III and other top prospects as they begin their "Draft Journey" on NFL Network.

» Dave Dameshek embarks on a journey across the U.S. to give NFL fans the opportunity of a lifetime. Find out how you can join Dave's road trip.

» Packers QB Matt Flynn will be one of the stars of free agency, but his success with a new team depends on its ability to adapt to his skills, NFL Films analyst Greg Cosell writes.

Reuter: High stakes in Indy

Heading into the combine, Chad Reuter identifies 12 prospects who must perform well ... or pay the consequences. More ...

» Five "America's Game" features on recent Super Bowl champions are offered for fans to choose from. The winner will air on NFL Network March 3.

» The March edition of NFL Magazine captures the story of Eli Manning's triumphant season in New York, plus much more. Subscribe now and save up to 75 percent off newsstand prices.

» Happy birthday to a couple of fearsome former NFL pass rushers, Simeon Rice , who turns 38 on Friday, and Hall of Famer Fred Dean, who turns 60.

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