The NFL Combine is underway in Indianapolis this weekend.
It’s the most important NFL event of the offseason, with teams from across the league vying to land their top draft picks.
There’s no shortage of talented prospects to be had, but there are also plenty of teams that have to deal with a lot of uncertainty and uncertainty of how the draft will go down.
Here are some of the storylines you need to know this weekend:What will the combine bring?
With the NFL Scouting Combine taking place Friday and Saturday, we’ve been tracking what each team will be working on during the day and what it looks like from a TV perspective.
Here’s a look at the latest news and analysis from around the league as we approach the combine.1.
No. 3 Alabama is likely to go in the first round and pick quarterback Jalen Hurts with the No. 2 overall pick.
The Crimson Tide’s decision comes as a bit of a surprise, given the way Hurts has performed during his freshman season.
Hurts finished the season with a record of 5-3 with a 1.74 yards-per-carry average and 6 touchdowns.
It was one of the best freshman seasons by any quarterback in college football.
However, the Crimson Tide didn’t even have the first overall pick in the draft until Thursday, so it’s unlikely to go that high.
The pick also has to be decided by the NFLPA, which is expected to decide on the deal this week.2.
Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson will be the No, 2 overall selection.
Watson has been on the receiving end of the most criticism from the NFL for his performance in the NFL Combine.
He’s finished the year with a 5-4 record and a 3.8 yards- per-carry mark.
However that has improved in the past two weeks.
Watson threw for 4,822 yards and 24 touchdowns and ran for 1,719 yards and 19 scores.
He also threw for 3,942 yards and 20 touchdowns in 2016, when he was a first-round pick.
Watson is a dynamic athlete with great size and a strong arm.3.
LSU quarterback Leonard Fournette will be picked in the second round and likely go in this year’s draft.
Fournettes numbers at LSU were quite impressive this past season, as he had the third-highest passer rating in the SEC (135.0) behind only North Carolina quarterback Tarik Cohen and Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott.
Fardette’s ability to find open receivers will be an important part of LSU’s passing game, as the Tigers are led by quarterback Chad Kelly, who has an arm that allows him to run the ball with confidence.4.
Notre Dame wide receiver Corey Davis is likely the No., 2 overall player on the board.
Davis led the nation in receiving yards and touchdowns in 2017.
He finished with 1,828 yards and 22 scores.
Davis also had nine catches for 119 yards and a touchdown.
He should have a big role on Notre Dame’s offense this season.5.
Penn State running back Christian McCaffrey is a likely pick at No. 5 overall.
The former four-star recruit has had a phenomenal sophomore campaign, averaging 5.9 yards- and 2.3 yards-after-catch per carry.
McCaffreys success has led him to the Heisman Trophy and the Big Ten Player of the Year Award.
McCafferrey also was named the conference’s Offensive Player of Year in 2017 and 2016.
McCacherrey also led the Big 12 in rushing yards (2,878), touchdowns (12), receptions (23) and rushing yards per game (8.1).6.
Clemson cornerback Trae Waynes could be the pick at 6th overall.
Waynes has been one of college football’s most productive cornerbacks, as his 11 interceptions during his senior season ranked seventh nationally and his 10 passes defended ranked fourth.
The 6-foot-0, 190-pound cornerback also led Clemson in interceptions (six), passes defended (eight) and passes made (19).7.
Penn St. wide receiver Calvin Ridley could be selected at 8th overall, or the 7th overall pick if the NFL Draft ends up being a tie between the New York Giants and Kansas City Chiefs.
Ridley caught 67 passes for 814 yards and three touchdowns last season.
He had the second-highest receiving yards average in the Big 10 behind TCU receiver Kenny Britt.
He could be a good fit for a team that likes to throw the ball.8.
USC cornerback Malik Hooker is the likely pick.
Hooker had the best combine performance by any cornerback last year, as scouts have been impressed by his speed and instincts.
Hookers athleticism is another reason why he should be a great fit in a team with a strong pass rush.9.
Tennessee offensive tackle Austin Pasztor could be picked at 9th overall and could be another player to watch during the combine, as Pasztors 6.5-inch vertical