The NFL Scouting Combine runs Feb. 22-25 in Indianapolis, and it brings together 335 of the nation's most draftable players and numerous front-office representatives and scouts from each NFL team.
A big portion of the combine is the individual events, such as the 40-yard dash, the bench press and the vertical jump.
This is Part 2 of our position-by-position look at the combine, spotlighting wide receivers. We look at six players who will be scrutinized this year and also look at some noteworthy event performances in the past five combines. We'll also look at how some current NFL players performed at their combine events.
Six to watch this year
Jared Abbrederis, Wisconsin: Abbrederis (6-foot, 189 pounds) has excellent hands and runs crisp routes. But his speed is a question, and his 40 time will be important.
Robert Herron, Wyoming: He might be the fastest receiver at the combine -- expect a sub-4.4 40 time. He should test well in the other events, too.
Jordan Matthews, Vanderbilt: He's the leading receiver in SEC history (262 receptions) and is a big, physical guy (6-2, 209). As with Abbrederis, his speed has been questioned. His 40 time will be one of the most scrutinized at his position.
Donte Moncrief, Ole Miss: Ole Miss coaches raved about his freakish athleticism, but he had only a so-so junior season before deciding to turn pro. He has intriguing size (6-3, 226), and if he runs well in the 40 -- most expect a sub-4.4 time -- it will bode well for his draft status.
Allen Robinson, Penn State: He was the best receiver in the Big Ten in each of the past two seasons and possesses good size (6-3, 210). But his detractors say he lacks the top-end speed to be a deep threat.
Sammy Watkins, Clemson: He looks to be the best receiver in the draft, and he is expected to turn in a great 40 time. His agility looks good, too. In short, he should be a combine standout.
Combine bests over past five years
1. Marquis Goodwin, Texas
Time: 4.27 in 2013
Draft status: 3rd round, Buffalo
5. Johnny Knox, Abilene Christian
Time: 4.34 in 2009
Draft status: 5th round, Chicago
5. Ryan Swope, Texas A&M
Time: 4.34 in 2013
Draft status: 6th round, Arizona
2. Jarett Dillard, Rice
Jump: 42.5 inches in 2009
Draft status: 5th round, Jacksonville
3. Jonathan Baldwin, Pitt
Jump: 42 inches in 2011
Draft status: 1st round (26th overall), Kansas City
4. Scott Long, Louisville
Jump: 41.5 inches in 2010
Draft status: Undrafted
2. Scott Long, Louisville
Time: 6.45 seconds in 2010
Draft status: Undrafted
2. Julio Jones, Alabama
Numbers: 11 feet, 3 inches in 2011
Draft status: 1st round (6th overall), Atlanta
1. Brooks Foster, North Carolina
Numbers: 27 reps in 2009
Draft status: 5th round, St. Louis