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TWENTYMAN: 5 pro days to watch this week

5. Wisconsin, March 11

Who to watch: Linebacker Zack Baun is one of the more interesting prospects in this draft. He came to Wisconsin as a dual-threat quarterback who'd never played defense. He was moved to linebacker his freshman season, became a starter two years later, and finished among the nation's leaders in tackles for loss (19.5) this past season.

He's shown he can rush the passer and play off the ball on tape. Teams will likely want to see him do a number of different drills at his pro day to show off his versatility, and to see just how well he plays in space.

Also keep an eye on: RB Jonathan Taylor, OL Tyler Biadasz and WR Quintez Cephus

View photos of the linebackers working out at the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.

4. Oregon, March 12

Who to watch: All eyes will be on quarterback Justin Herbert, as the 6-foot-6 gunslinger continues to try and make the case that he should be the second quarterback taken in this draft after LSU's Joe Burrow. Herbert had a nice week in Indy at the Combine. A good pro day in Eugene could make the decision tougher for some of the quarterback-needy teams toward the top of the draft.

Also keep an eye on: TE Jacob Breeland, LB Troy Dye, OL Jake Hanson, WR Juwan Johnson, OL Shane Lemieux and OL Calvin Throckmorton

3. Michigan, March 13

Who to watch: Wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones had the kind of week in Indy that makes teams go back to the tape to try and find out why the physical traits didn't lead to more production for the Wolverines. Peoples-Jones recorded a 44.5-inch vertical at the Combine, a half inch off the all-time record. He also had an impressive 11-foot-7 broad jump and ran a 4.48-second 40-yard dash at 6-foot-2 and 212 pounds.

He never had more than 47 receptions, 612 yards or eight touchdowns in a single season at Michigan. A good on-field workout at his pro day to match those combine numbers will go a long way to improving Peoples-Jones' stock among a stacked class of receivers.

Also keep an eye on: OL Ben Bredeson, CB Lavert Hill, LB Khaleke Hudson, TE Sean McKeon, S Josh Metellus, OL Mike Onwenu, QB Shea Patterson, OL Cesar Ruiz, OL Jon Runyan and LB Josh Uche

2. Oklahoma, March 11

Who to watch: QB Jalen Hurts has had to answer questions about a position change in the NFL, much like Baltimore quarterback Lamar Jackson had to coming out of Louisville two years ago. Hurts has been emphatic he's a quarterback, and he showed why at the Combine by testing and throwing well.

The questions about Hurts being a quarterback seem to be answered, the questions about just how high he could go in the draft are now beginning. A good throwing session at his pro day could put him into the Day 2 conversation.

Also keep an eye on: DL Neville Gallimore, WR CeeDee Lamb and LB Kenneth Murray

1. Clemson, March 12

Who to watch: Wide receiver Tee Higgins didn't test at the Combine, so teams will be very eager to put some speed and explosion numbers next to his name and see where he fits into the mix. Higgins (6-4, 216) said at the Combine he's the top receiver in the draft. The tape certainly makes a case for that. How will the numbers stack up?

Also keep an eye on: LB Isaiah Simmons, OL Tremayne Anchrum, S Tanner Muse, OL John Simpson, CB A.J. Terrell and S K'Von Wallace

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