The 2020 NFL Combine officially kicked off earlier this week. The best college football players eligible for the draft flew to Indianapolis to meet with and workout for NFL teams.
Before the official workouts begin, the players were weighed and measured – which set off a few interesting storylines. Quarterback Joe Burrow and his “small” hands were the biggest story, but there were a few others as well.
One of the other biggest story lines centered around the players who decided not to work out for NFL teams. Burrow made it clear he’s not planning to throw at the Combine, but he’ll meet with teams.
Another key name to keep an eye on is Ohio State pass rusher Chase Young. The former Buckeyes star also won’t do drills at the Combine, but he’ll meet with teams. Young doesn’t necessarily need to work out for teams – he’s the presumptive No. 2 pick regardless.
Several LSU players won’t work out at the Combine, citing their season running long thanks to the national title run. Here’s a list of the notable players not working out at the Combine, via 247Sports:
- Joe Burrow, QB, LSU
- Chase Young, DE, Ohio State
- Thaddeus Moss, TE, LSU
- K’Lavon Chaisson, DE, LLSU
- Grant Delpit, S, LSU
- Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama
- Josh Uche, DE, Michigan
Tagovailoa said he’s targeting March 9 as a potential return date. After that he’ll be good to go for all workouts, but he won’t be cleared before Combine workouts this weekend.
He’s the subject of potential trades, as several quarterback-needy teams sit near the top of the draft.
Will a team move up for Tua?