2013 NFL Combine schedule: Defensive linemen, linebackers to hit the field

Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

We take a look at the NFL Combine schedule for Monday, which features defensive linemen and linebackers hitting the field for workouts.

The 2013 NFL Combine saw the glamor positions run through their workouts and drills on Sunday, as quarterback, running backs and wide receivers were on the field doing their thing. The Combine is coming down the home stretch now, with defensive linemen and linebackers working out on Monday, and defensive backs closing things down on Tuesday.

The defensive linemen will get things going with a chance to show off some of their pass rush moves. Their workouts involve working around dummies as a coach simulates a snap. Personnel people will be looking to see what kind of first step the player gets, as well as the speed with which they get around to the quarterback.

Here are the top five defensive ends according to Mike Mayock and Mel Kiper:

Mayock

1. Bjoern Werner*, Florida State
2. Damontre Moore*, Texas A&M
3. Ezekiel Ansah, BYU
4. Sam Montgomery*, LSU
5 (tie). Datone Jones, UCLA
Margus Hunt, SMU

Kiper

1. Damontre Moore*, Texas A&M
2. Bjoern Werner*, Florida State
3. Dion Jordan, Oregon
4. Barkevious Mingo, LSU
5. Ezekiel Ansah, BYU

Here are the top five defensive tackles according to Mike Mayock and Mel Kiper:

Mayock

1. Sharrif Floyd*, Florida
2. Star Lotulelei, Utah
3. Sheldon Richardson*, Missouri
4. Sylvester Williams, North Carolina
5 (tie). Johnathan Hankins*, Ohio State
Kawann Short, Purdue

Kiper

1. Star Lotulelei, Utah
2. Sharrif Floyd*, Florida
3. Sheldon Richardson*, Missouri
4. Sylvester Williams, North Carolina
5. Brandon Williams, Missouri Southern

The linebackers get a chance to show off how they can work in coverage, as they work in the pass-drop and hip rotation drill. This is of particular importance for defensive ends expecting to make the switch from the line to 3-4 outside linebacker. The drill has the players start in a back pedal, and then begin moving in different directions as designated by a coach. They then wrap it up by breaking toward the quarterback and getting a ball thrown at them.

Here are the top five inside linebackers according to Mike Mayock and Mel Kiper:

Mayock

1. Alec Ogletree*, Georgia
2. Manti Te'o, Notre Dame
3. Kevin Minter*, LSU
4. Kevin Reddick, North Carolina
5. Kiko Alonso, Oregon

Kiper

1. Alec Ogletree*, Georgia
2. Manti Te'o, Notre Dame
3. Kevin Minter*, LSU
4. Kevin Reddick, North Carolina
5. Jonathan Bostic, Florida

Here are the top five outside linebackers according to Mike Mayock and Mel Kiper:

Mayock

1. Dion Jordan, Oregon
2. Jarvis Jones*, Georgia
3. Khaseem Greene, Rutgers
4. Barkevious Mingo*, LSU
5. Arthur Brown, Kansas State

Kiper

1. Jarvis Jones*, Georgia
2. Khaseem Greene, Rutgers
3. Jamie Collins, Southern Miss
4. Zaviar Gooden, Missouri
5. Cornelius Washington, Georgia

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