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NFL Combine preview for Texas football players

The NFL combine is under a week away, and several Texas Longhorns football players have plenty to gain at the showcase. The team has 11 players set to compete in a series of events that give tangible measurements on players’ athleticism.

The combine is set to take place Feb. 26-March 4. Defensive tackles and linebackers start competing at 2 p.m. CT on Feb. 29. Defensive backs and tight ends will compete on March 1, quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers will participate March 2 and offensive linemen will take part on March 3.

Defensive tackles T’Vondre Sweat and Byron Murphy will join linebacker Jaylan Ford on Feb. 29 with high stakes on the line. Ford was thought to be the best prospect of the bunch heading into the season, but Sweat and Murphy have become early potential picks in their own right.

Wide receivers Xavier Worthy and Adonai Mitchell have plenty on the line in the showcase. Worthy will have an opportunity to separate from the pack with a strong 40-yard dash time. His draft position could rely heavily on it.

Mitchell, who many view as a potential first- or second-round draft pick, can confirm positive views about his ability with a good showing in early March.

Texas will look to put up several draft picks in its best NFL draft class in recent memory.

Story originally appeared on Longhorns Wire