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TWENTYMAN: 5 pro days to watch this week

5. Oklahoma State, Tuesday, March 8

Who to watch: Emmanuel Ogbah is clearly in the conversation as a first-round pick after the 6-foot-4, 273-pound defensive end ran the 40 in 4.63 seconds at the Combine and was also a top performer at the position in the vertical (35.5) and broad jump (10'1"). Another good performance at his pro day and he'll be hard to pass on in the first round.

Also keep an eye on: DE Jimmy Bean and CB Kevin Peterson

4. Mississippi State, Friday, March 11

Who to watch: Quarterback Dak Prescott helped himself considerably at the combine, more so in the interview process than on the field. He has a presence about him that teams will love. It added to his impressive senior season and Senior Bowl resume in field drills. If he throws a little better at his Pro Day than he did at the Combine, he could potentially jump up into Day 2 of the draft.

Also keep an eye on: LB Beniquez Brown, CB Taveze Calhoun, DT Chris Jones, CB Will Redmond, WR De'Runnya Wilson

3. **Clemson, Thursday, March 10


Who to watch: Defensive end Kevin Dodd rode most of the 2015 season in the shadow of teammate Shaq Lawson, but people certainly took notice of his four sacks in the College Football Playoffs. Dodd finished just behind his All-American teammate in tackles for loss (23.5) and sacks (12) this season. If Dodd improves on his 4.86 40-yard dash from the Combine, and shows more explosiveness at his pro day, he could put himself solidly in the first-round conversation.

Also keep an eye on: CB Mackensie Alexander, LB B.J. Goodson, S T.J. Green, S Jayron Kearse, DE Shaq Lawson, WR Charone Peake, DT D.J. Reader

2. Ohio State, Friday, March 11

Who to watch: Wide receiver Braxton Miller's 40 time at the Combine was OK (4.50), but he blew the agility drills out of the water. He could really be tough to handle in the slot for the right offense in the NFL. If he can get his 40 time down in the 4.4's at his pro day, there isn't any reason why he shouldn't be a late first-round pick.

Also keep an eye on: CB Eli Apple, S Vonn Bell, DE Joey Bosa, T Taylor Decker, RB Ezekiel Elliott, QB Cardale Jones, LB Darron Lee, WR Jalin Marshall, LB Joshua Perry, S Tyvis Powell, WR Michael Thomas, TE Nick Vannett, DT Adolphus Washington

1. Alabama, Wednesday, March 9

Who to watch: Linebacker Reggie Ragland ran slower (4.72) than most thought he would at the Combine. Ragland is "football fast enough" on film, and he brings an unquestioned toughness to the middle of the defense, but it wouldn't hurt for him to lower that time in the low 4.6 range at his pro day.

Also keep an eye on: RB Kenyan Drake, RB Derrick Henry, OL Dominick Jackson, CB Cyrus Jones, C Ryan Kelly, DE D.J. Pettway, DT Jarran Reed, DT A'Shawn Robinson

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