Yesterday, began the start of the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Field in Indianapolis. The Coaches, Scouts, and General Managers of all 32 NFL teams arrived today for workouts that will start on Saturday morning.
Some of the players that will be heavily scrutinized starting on Saturday began some of the medical evaluations this morning, including physical measurements.
All of the players invited to this year's combine are going to be put through rigorous on and off the field workouts, physical and psychological tests/evaluations, and finally an interview process with prospective NFL teams.
Essentially, over the next seven days all of the invitees will be under a microscope in the hopes of ultimately raising their "draft stock" high enough to become a top draft pick and receive the money that comes along with it.
After coming off a season in which the San Diego Chargers missed the playoffs for the first time in five seasons, the Chargers will be looking to add some depth, as well as fill holes cause by players potentially lost to free agency.
While the combine workouts won't officially start until Saturday morning, this slideshow represents players the Chargers should be looking at to use their first-round and possibly second-round draft pick on come draft day. (*Remember a player's draft stock could rise or slide based on their combine performance.)