The NFL Combine gets started today with college football’s best NFL prospects getting set to show off and work out in front of the eyes of the league’s top scouts and coaches from every NFL franchise. It’s a pretty big deal, and there is no real down time for players. Aside from workouts and getting measurements taken, players are interviewed by coaches and franchise executives as teams look for the next players to draft in the upcoming NFL Draft. Being prepared for the grueling event is critical for some players, and getting advice from those who have been through the process is always wise.
This morning, before heading to Indianapolis, Florida State’s Heisman Trophy quarterback Jameis Winston and Baylor’s record-setting quarterback Bryce Petty did just that up in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh provided some insight and advice for both players Tuesday morning from inside Schembechler Hall.
QBs Jameis Winston (FSU) & Bryce Petty (Baylor) are preparing for the NFL Combine at Schembechler Hall. pic.twitter.com/2ICM9XMVrc
— Michigan Football (@umichfootball) February 17, 2015
Winston is expected to be one of the top players drafted in the 2015 NFL Draft. Petty may be the third quarterback drafted behind Winston and Oregon’s Marcus Mariota, but could be in need of a strong showing at the combine to improve his draft stock.
Harbaugh has some fresh NFL insight of course, as the former head coach of the San Francisco 49ers, and his previous work with players like Andrew Luck and Colin Kaepernick command respect from a pair of quarterbacks looking to take their game to the next level. Noticeably, although more likely just ironically, absent from this picture? Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner.