2013 NFL Combine schedule: Defensive backs to hit the field

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

The 2013 NFL Combine wraps up on Tuesday with defensive backs going through workouts and drills. People will be paying attention to 40-times, but the speed turn drill will give us a little more insight into their coverage abilities. It won't replace game tape, but the drill gives us a chance to see a little bit of what they can do.

The players start in back pedal, then break toward the quarterback when the position coach gives a signal. At the next signal, the defensive back turns and runs down the sideline with his eyes back at the quarterback, as if covering a wide receiver in man-to-man coverage. About 20 yards downfield, the quarterback fires a pass for the defensive back to turn and make a play. Scouts will look for quickness and fluidity, and of course see how they are able to look back to the pass.

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

Mayock

1. Dee Milliner*, Alabama
2. Xavier Rhodes*, Florida State
3. Johnthan Banks, Mississippi State
4. Desmond Trufant, Washington
5. Jordan Poyer, Oregon State

Kiper

1. Dee Milliner*, Alabama
2. Xavier Rhodes*, Florida State
3. Johnthan Banks, Mississippi State
4. Desmond Trufant, Washington
5. Jordan Poyer, Oregon State

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

Mayock

1. Kenny Vaccaro, Texas
2. Matt Elam*, Florida
3. Johnathan Cyprien, Florida International
4. Eric Reid*, LSU
5. Zeke Motta, Notre Dame

Kiper

1. Kenny Vaccaro, Texas
2. Matt Elam*, Florida
3. Tony Jefferson, Oklahoma
4. Eric Reid*, LSU
5. D.J. Swearinger, South Carolina

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