NFL Combine 2014: Schedule and preview for Friday

Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

335 NFL hopefuls will invade Lucas Oil Stadium with the hope of catching the eyes of NFL decision makers.

The 2014 NFL Draft is still three months away, but plenty of impressions will be made during the NFL Combine which is set to begin on Wednesday, Feb. 19 and continue until Tuesday, Feb. 25.

None of the 335 players in attendance at the 2014 NFL Combine will solidify their draft stock, but there's no doubt they'll have the opportunity to catch the eye of some of the league's most important decision makers. Looking to stand out among the crowd will be a record 85 underclassmen that are scheduled to attend the Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Breaking down SB Nation's latest mock draft

The second wave of players after the first three groups will be Groups 4 (QB, WR), 5 (QB, WR) and 6 (RB). Next arrivals are Groups 7 (DL), 8 (DL), and 9 (LB) before finally the arrivals of secondary players, Groups 10 and 11.

With a tight race at the top of the draft class for the chance to be the No. 1 overall selection, all eyes will be on the quarterbacks' performance at the Combine. Particularly, Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M, Teddy Bridgewater of Louisville and Blake Bortles of Central Florida are worth keeping the closest eye on. Quarterbacks are scheduled to speak to the media on Friday.

All are expected to be selected early in the 2014 NFL Draft, with each in the discussion for the first round. However, they'll first have to successfully navigate the Combine which will include:

- Registration (Day One)

- X-Rays (Day One)

- Orientation (Day One)

- Interviews (Day One)

- Measurements (Day Two)

- Medical Examinations (Day Two)

- Media (Day Two)

- More Interviews (Day Two)

- NFLPA Meeting (Day Three)

- Psychological Testing (Day Three)

- Bench Press (Day Three)

- More Interviews (Day Three)

- On-Field Workouts (Day Four)

While the interviews are hugely important for prospects, all the viewing pleasure for fans will come in day four with the on-field workouts. Particularly attention-grabbing are the 40-yard dash and the vertical jump, although there are a host of other drills and position-specific tests that round out the day's work.

Fans can follow along from the 19th to the 25th on the NFL Network and check in with SBNation for updates throughout.

Friday, Feburary 21, 2014

Group 1 (PK, ST, OL) - NFLPA Meeting, Psychological Testing, PK/ST Workout, Bench Press, Interviews

Group 2 (OL) - NFLPA Meeting, Psychological Testing, Bench Press, Interviews

Group 3 (TE) - NFLPA Meeting, Psychological Testing, Bench Press, Interviews

Group 4 (QB, WO) - Measurements, Medical Exams, Media Availability, Interviews

Group 5 (QB, WO) - Measurements, Medical Exams, Media Availability, Interviews

Group 6 (RB) - Measurements, Medical Exams, Media Availability, Interviews

Group 7 (DL) - Travel to Indianapolis, Registration, Hospital Pre-Exam and X-Rays, Orientation, Interviews

Group 8 (DL) - Travel to Indianapolis, Registration, Hospital Pre-Exam and X-Rays, Orientation, Interviews

Group 9 (LB) - Travel to Indianapolis, Registration, Hospital Pre-Exam and X-Rays, Orientation, Interviews

Saturday, Feburary 22, 2014

Group 1 (PK, ST, OL) - On-Field Workout (timing, stations, skill drills), Departure from Indianapolis

Group 2 (OL) - On-Field Workout (timing, stations, skill drills), Departure from Indianapolis

Group 3 (TE) - On-Field Workout (timing, stations, skill drills), Departure from Indianapolis

Group 4 (QB, WO) - NFLPA Meeting, Psychological Testing, PK/ST Workout, Bench Press, Interviews

Group 5 (QB, WO) - NFLPA Meeting, Psychological Testing, Bench Press, Interviews

Group 6 (RB) - NFLPA Meeting, Psychological Testing, Bench Press, Interviews

Group 7 (DL) - Measurements, Medical Exams, Media Availability, Interviews

Group 8 (DL) - Measurements, Medical Exams, Media Availability, Interviews

Group 9 (LB) - Measurements, Medical Exams, Media Availability, Interviews

Group 10 (DB) - Travel to Indianapolis, Registration, Hospital Pre-Exam and X-Rays, Orientation, Interviews

Group 11 (DB) - Travel to Indianapolis, Registration, Hospital Pre-Exam and X-Rays, Orientation, Interviews

Sunday, Feburary 23, 2014

Group 4 (QB, WO) - On-Field Workout (timing, stations, skill drills), Departure from Indianapolis

Group 5 (QB, WO) - On-Field Workout (timing, stations, skill drills), Departure from Indianapolis

Group 6 (RB) - On-Field Workout (timing, stations, skill drills), Departure from Indianapolis

Group 7 (DL) - NFLPA Meeting, Psychological Testing, PK/ST Workout, Bench Press, Interviews

Group 8 (DL) - NFLPA Meeting, Psychological Testing, PK/ST Workout, Bench Press, Interviews

Group 9 (LB) - NFLPA Meeting, Psychological Testing, PK/ST Workout, Bench Press, Interviews

Group 10 (DB) - Measurements, Medical Exams, Media Availability, Interviews

Group 11 (DB) - Measurements, Medical Exams, Media Availability, Interviews

Monday, Feburary 24, 2014

Group 7 (DL) - On-Field Workout (timing, stations, skill drills), Departure from Indianapolis

Group 8 (DL) - On-Field Workout (timing, stations, skill drills), Departure from Indianapolis

Group 9 (LB) - On-Field Workout (timing, stations, skill drills), Departure from Indianapolis

Group 10 (DB) - NFLPA Meeting, Psychological Testing, PK/ST Workout, Bench Press, Interviews

Group 11 (DB) - NFLPA Meeting, Psychological Testing, PK/ST Workout, Bench Press, Interviews

Tuesday, Feburary 25, 2014

Group 10 (DB) - On-Field Workout (timing, stations, skill drills), Departure from Indianapolis

Group 11 (DB) - On-Field Workout (timing, stations, skill drills), Departure from Indianapolis

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