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[BN] Blitz newsletter: Are you ready for some Combine?

The NFL Scouting Combine opens Tuesday, bringing 336 college prospects and hundreds of NFL coaches, scouts and executives to Indianapolis for medical examinations, player interviews and on-field testing (beginning Friday).

"Every on-field drill and workout at Lucas Oil Stadium will be televised live on the NFL Network. More than 6,000 fans will be given free tickets to watch the prospects run around in tight shirts and shorts," Mark Gaughan writes in his analysis of why the event still matters. "Overblown? Without a doubt. But everyone involved acknowledges the combine still offers valuable information to NFL decision makers."

Combine prep: Breaking down the drills. Why do prospects run the 40-yard dash? How important are the medical evaluations? Which quarterbacks received invites?  How to watch the event.

Josh Rosen will throw: The UCLA quarterback plans to participate in passing drills, according to an NFL Network report, joining Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma State's Mason Rudolph and Wyoming's Josh Allen. USC's Sam Darnold has not made a decision yet.

Offseason trackerBookmark this page to stay up to date on the latest activity heading into the combine, on-campus pro days, free agency and the draft.

Path to the Passer seriesMason Rudolph offers plenty to like in a quarterback prospect ... with one notable exception. Is Josh Allen worth a ransom? Is Baker Mayfield the next Drew Brees? How much is Kirk Cousins worth? Will Nick Foles be available?



Free agent focus: There will be plenty of offensive line talent available, via Vic Carruci. But what about the quarterbacks and wide receivers?

Trade predictions: Tyrod Taylor to the Broncos? Cordy Glenn to the Giants? CBS analyst Jason La Canfora thinks those deals make sense. What would the Bills get in return?

Sideline view: Why the Bills' longtime team doctor watched games 'differently than you do.'

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