Editor's note: More than 300 prospects will convene in Indianapolis next week as they take the next step in their path to the NFL draft at the NFL Scouting Combine. NFL.com analyst and former scout Daniel Jeremiah gives his day-by-day breakdown of the top prospects to watch, and which NFL teams' fans should be watching them, at the event.
Ways to watch: See NFL Network's exclusive coverage of the combine on your TV (NFL Network), mobile device (NFL Mobile from Verizon), PC (NFL Network and NFL.com) and connected TV devices (XBox, Apple TV, PS4, Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Android TV). NFL Network will have live coverage of the combine March 3-6 beginning at 9 a.m. ET each day.
Day 4 (March 6) of the combine workouts will feature defensive backs. Here are 5 of the most notable prospects to keep an eye on, and a look at which teams should be paying particularly close attention to them.
NOTE: Click on each player's name for a full combine scouting report.
Jackson is one of the most versatile and explosive players in the draft class. He is going to jump out of the stadium (heâs the two-time Pac12 long jump champion) and he should post a blistering 40-time.
Jones is an outstanding cover cornerback and his ball skills should be on display during the field workout. He should be a top-20 pick this spring.
Lattimore is my top cornerback prospect and he should test extremely well. He is very fluid, explosive and instinctive.
Adams is one of the best safeties to enter the draft in the last five years. He is a dynamic athlete and I canât wait to watch him run/jump in Indy.
Tabor has ideal size, length and ball skills. I'm anxious to see how well he runs. If he runs the 40 in the 4.4s, I think he'll be locked in as a top-20 pick.
Dates: Feb. 28-March 6
TV: NFL Network
The Bears have added some quality pieces to the front seven over the last couple seasons but they have major needs in the secondary.
The Saints offense is still in good shape with Drew Brees but they need to address their pass defense. This draft class is just what the doctor ordered.
The Raiders have some young talent in the secondary but they need to add more bodies to the mix. I think they will have several intriguing cornerback options in the first round.
The Eagles need to add a pair of cornerbacks and they are positioned to snag an elite player in the first round.
The Titans have a very underrated defensive line but they need to add some speed and athleticism in the back end. They have two first round picks and I wouldnât be shocked if both of them were spent on secondary defenders.
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