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Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 02/23/2012

NFL Combine gets underway with linemen and tight ends

We’re here at Lucas Oil Stadium where the NFL Scouting Combine fully gets underway this morning. The combine’s first group of players features the punters and kickers, offensive linemen and tight ends.

Today they will go through a series of measurements, medical examinations, psychological testing, formal interviews with teams, and interviews with the media. Tomorrow, they’ll go through workouts (timing, skills and drills).

The Redskins have question marks at both left guard, where Kory Lichtensteiger is coming off of season-ending ACL, MCL and meniscus tears in his right knee, and right tackle, where Jammal Brown this offseason is trying to return to full strength after being hobbled by a surgically-repaired labrum in his hip the last two years.

This draft is said to be deep when it comes to interior linemen, and Stanford’s David Decastro, Georgia’s Cordy Glenn, Wisconsin’s Kevin Zeitler and Troy’s James Brown leading the way.

Decastro and Glenn are projected to go late first-round/early to mid-second-round range.

As far as tackles go, USC’s Matt Kalil is considered the best of this draft and is expected to go among the top five picks. From there, Iowa’s Riley Reiff, Stanford’s Jonathan Martin, Ohio State’s Mike Adams.

In a short while, those prospects and more will start trickling into the interview area here at Lucas Oil Stadium. Stay tuned.

By  |  11:18 AM ET, 02/23/2012

 
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