Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Alabama players open day two of NFL Combine

image The 2012 NFL Combine officially begins today, but the first group of former Alabama players—wideouts Darius Hanks and Marquis Maze and tailback Trent Richardson—will arrive in Indianapolis on Thursday. Day One participants include offensive linemen, placekickers, special teams and tight ends. Hanks, Maze and Richardson are part of the Day Two round of offensive group that includes quarterbacks, wideouts and tailbacks.

Friday’s Day Three arrivals will include defensive linemen and linebackers, while Day Four’s final group is exclusively defensive backs.

The Alabama Crimson Tide had a national best nine players invited to this year’s combine. In addition to Hanks, Maze and Richardson, the list includes Mark Barron, Josh Chapman, Dont’a Hightower, Dre Kirkpatrick, DeQuan Menzie and Courtney Upshaw.

Mark Barron will not attend after having a double hernia repaired, and Josh Chapman is expected to see limited work due to rehabilitation from postseason knee surgery.

The NFL Combine runs through February 28 at Lucas Oil Stadium and consists of a staggered schedule for each of the four groups, with Day One participants wrapping up workouts on the day that the final group arrives. It will be televised by the NFL Network. View the schedule here.

See the complete list of Southeastern Conference invitees here.

See how Trent Richardson has been preparing for the combine here.

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