The 2013 NFL Combine gets a bit defensive Friday as one of the upcoming NFL Draft's deepest positions, defensive linemen, along with linebackers, make their arrivals in Indianapolis, Ind.
SB Nation's Dan Kadar projects 13 defensive linemen -- some of them hybrid linebacker-types -- to be taken in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft, including LSU Tigers defensive end Barkevious Mingo by the Jacksonville Jaguars with the second overall selection.
Putting a bit of a damper on the linebacking group was news that one of the draft's best overall prospects, Georgia Bulldogs outside 'backer Jarvis Jones, will not be participating in the NFL Combine. That could, however, simply present more opportunities for others at the position.
After arriving Friday, both position groups will register at the Combine, go through medical pre-exams, attend an orientation and conduct interviews. Official measurements and physical exams take place on Saturday, and the defensive linemen and linebackers go through their actual workouts on Monday.
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