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TWENTYMAN: 6 pro days to watch this week

6. Wisconsin, March 13, 11 a.m.

Who to watch: Beau Benzschawel played both tackle and guard at Wisconsin, and he can increase his value to teams showing a proficiency in both at his Pro Day. He has terrific size (6-6, 309). Potentially improving his 20 reps on the bench at the Combine could serve him well too.

Also keep an eye on: Linebacker Ryan Connelly, offensive lineman Michael Deiter, safety D’Cota Dixon, tackle David Edwards, linebacker T.J. Edwards, fullback Alec Ingold and linebacker Andrew Van Ginkel.

5. Oklahoma State, March 12, 10 a.m.

Who to watch: Running back Justice Hill was one of those players who really helped himself at the Combine. He averaged better than 5.5 yards per rush in each of his three years at Oklahoma State. He ran a 4.4 flat in the 40-yard dash at the Combine with a 40-inch vertical and 10-foot-10 broad jump. Those are explosive numbers. He’ll try to show at his pro day that he can also catch the ball out of the backfield, something he didn’t do a lot of for the Cowboys.

Also keep an eye on: Edge rusher Jordan Brailford

View photos of the running backs working out at the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis

4. Buffalo, March 13, 8:30 a.m.

Who to watch: Tyree Jackson is an interesting quarterback prospect in this draft. He’s got by far the strongest arm in the class, and showed some terrific athletic traits at the Combine running in the 4.5’s in the 40-yard dash at 6-foot-7 and 249 pounds. Teams are curious about how accurate he can be on a consistent level. He’ll be able to show them during his pro day throwing session.

Also keep an eye on: Wide receiver Anthony Johnson

3. Michigan, March 15, 8 a.m.

Who to watch: It wouldn’t be surprising at all if defensive tackle Rashan Gary, linebacker Devin Bush and defensive lineman Chase Winovich decide to stand on some of their testing numbers at the Combine because they were so good. Another player who did very well for himself at the Combine, but maybe got overshadowed a bit, was cornerback David Long. Long ran the 40 in 4.45 seconds and had a 39.5-inch vertical. If he looks good in drills at his pro day, he could move up some boards.

Also keep an eye on: Bush, Gary, Winovich, tight end Zach Gentry and running back Karan Higdon.

2. Clemson, March 14, 8 a.m.

Who to watch: Defensive tackle Clelin Ferrell went through on-field drills at the Combine and also did the bench press (25 reps), but he didn’t run. That’s really the only thing left for him to show scouts. Where will Ferrell fall in line with some of the fast times put up by the other edge rushers in the class.

Also keep an eye on: Defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence, wide receiver Hunter Renfrow, edge rusher Austin Bryant, cornerback Mark Fields, defensive lineman Albert Huggins, tackle Mitch Hyatt, linebacker Kendall Joseph, linebacker Tre Lamar, cornerback Trayvon Mullen and defensive lineman Christian Wilkins.

1. Oklahoma, March 13, 10 a.m.

Who to watch: Really? All eyes will be on Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Kyler Murray as he tests and throws for the first time in the pre-draft process. Murray skipped testing and on-field drills at the Combine, electing instead to perform them during his Pro Day.

Also keep an eye on: Tackle Cody Ford, running back Rodney Anderson, tackle Bobby Evans, offensive lineman Ben Powers, tackle Dru Samia and kicker Austin Seibert.

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