The 2013 NFL Combine will start Feb. 23 and go through Feb. 26 in Indianapolis, Indiana. It will be a valuable tool for scouts and coaches to use to evaluate talent, as it will provide them with an up-close look at more than 300 prospects in April's draft.
The combine is of keen interest to the Jacksonville Jaguars and general manager David Caldwell, who are in possession of the No. 2 overall selection. The combine gives the players a chance to impress scouts, and it will help Caldwell determine whom to select with the second-overall pick.
Caldwell has already laid out his draft plan, saying he will draft for need (via John Oehser of Jaguars.com) rather than talent if the prospects are comparable. With needs on the offensive and defensive lines and at cornerback, the Jaguars have a lot to focus on early in the draft.
Although there isn't one standout player in this draft like there was with Andrew Luck in 2012, the 2013 draft class is rich with talent where the Jaguars need help. Caldwell will be able to find starting quality players in the middle rounds of the draft, and the right picks will give the rebuilding process a head start.
Jacksonville needs an influx of good young talent, and these are 10 prospects the Jaguars need to watch closely during the combine because they would provide immediate help. The players are ranked based on the team's needs and where they are projected to be drafted.