Who's watching what for NFL teams?
The process players go through at the NFL scouting combine is covered from every possible angle, but what does the week entail for the scouts, coaching staffs and front offices from the 32 NFL teams?
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Notable player decisions
Several big-name prospects have made their decisions about whether to work out at the combine. Here's how we break down some of those choices.
DE Da'Quan Bowers, Clemson -- The probable top-five pick has announced he will participate in only the bench press, and his decision is directly related to the recovery process from recent surgery to repair a torn meniscus. Medical exams will be important for Bowers, as will his on-campus pro day workout.
QB Cam Newton, Auburn -- Newton will take part in running and throwing drills, a smart move after his media-only workout earlier this month. There's no reason for a prospect already facing character questions to invite complaints about his handling of the process.
QB Blaine Gabbert, Missouri -- Teams would like to see him compete, but opting out of throwing drills will not affect Gabbert's stock. Eight of the past 12 quarterbacks drafted in Round 1 have opted not to throw at the combine, and Gabbert didn't open himself up to criticism with a media workout.
As for other big-name quarterbacks, Jake Locker (Washington), Ryan Mallett (Arkansas) and Colin Kaepernick (Nevada) are all expected to run and throw, while Christian Ponder is expected to forego running and throwing.