Fans of the St. Louis Rams will want to pay especially close attention to the 2012 NFL Combine on Sunday, as a few of the team's purported targeted prospects will begin to workout or take measurements in Indianapolis. The headliners are the quarterbacks and wide receivers, whose workouts are already underway, and the running backs, who should begin working out later this morning. Top receiver Justin Blackmon is not expected to do many, if any, workouts as he recovers from a hamstring injury, but wide receivers such as Michael Floyd and Kendall Wright that the Rams may look at if they have a pick later in the first round have competed.
Rams fans should also take an interest in the workout of Alabama Crimson Tide running back Trent Richardson, who will look to solidify his status as the draft's top back with a good 40-yard dash time, and may see himself selected as Steven Jackson's eventual replacement. Another prospect of interest as far as St. Louis goes is LSU Tigers cornerback Morris Claiborne, who will undergo preliminary testing today, and could help to shore up a Rams secondary that is very short on starpower.
Here is Sunday's full schedule (times Eastern):
Group 4 (QB, WR), Group 5 (QB, WR), Group 6 (RB)
Workout (timing, stations, skill drills), departure from Indianapolis
Group 7 (DL), Group 8 (DL), Group 9 (LB)
NFLPA Meeting, psychological testing, interviews
Group 10 (DB), Group 11 (DB)
Measurements, medical examinations, media, psychological testing, interviews
And here is the TV schedule on NFL Network:
Sunday, Feb. 26
9:00 a.m. - Workouts: Running Backs, Quarterbacks, Wide Receivers - LIVE
(Encores with cut-down versions at 8:00 p.m. & 12 a.m.)
7:00 p.m. - NFL Total Access: 2012 NFL Scouting Combine
(Encores at 11:00 p.m.)
STARTING AT 9:00 a.m. - NFL.com LIVE: Complete, all-access coverage of group workouts
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