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While we are still several months away from Week 1, the 2016 pro football season will truly kick off on February 23-29 at the NFL Scouting Combine. With coaches and scouts from every team in attendance, as well as millions of fans viewing on television, the year’s top draft prospects will have the biggest workouts of their lives.

Each athlete will be placed into a group based on their position, and will spend four days in Indianapolis, getting measured, being interviewed, and finally, working out. Here’s when and who to watch.

Day 1 Arrivals: Tuesday, February 23 (RB, OL, ST)

On-Field Workout: Thursday, February 25 (ST), Friday, February 26 (RB, OL)

Names to Watch: Some of this year’s biggest names will be among the first to arrive, including Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott, Alabama RB Derrick Henry, and Ole Miss OT Laremy Tunsil.

Elliot, a likely first round pick, has a prestigious sprinting background, so don’t be surprised if he tears up the 40-yard dash. For Henry, it’s just the latest big stage for him to shine on. The Heisman winner ran over Clemson’s defense to the tune of 167 yards and three scores during the2016 national title game. Meanwhile, the mammoth Tunsil looks like the franchise left tackle that teams covet and could be the No. 1 overall pick.

Day 2 Arrivals: Wednesday, February 24 (QB, WR, TE)

On-Field Workout: Saturday, February 27

Names to Watch: With quarterbacks and wide receivers leading the way, this group is sure to generate a ton of buzz. On the signal caller front, Cal’s Jared Goff, NDSU’s Carson Wentz, and Memphis’ Paxton Lynch will try to solidify their first round status. Ole Miss’ Laquan Treadwell is the top-ranked receiver, but keep an eye on Baylor’s Corey Coleman and Notre Dame’s Will Fuller. With their blazing speed, they’ll be hard to miss.

Day 3 Arrivals: Thursday, February 25 (DL, LB)

On-Field Workout: Sunday, February 28

Names to Watch: Many of this year’s best prospects will arrive on Day 3. Teams looking for that missing piece to their defense’s front seven have plenty of options. From elite pass rushers like Ohio State’s Joey Bosa and Darron Lee to versatile, strong lineman like Oregon’s DeForest Buckner and Bama’s A’Shawn Robinson to do-it-all linebackers like UCLA’s Myles Jack and Notre Dame’s Jaylon Smith, this group is loaded with talent.

Day 4 Arrivals: Friday, February 26 (DB)

On-Field Workout: Monday, February 29

Names to Watch: Looking for the fastest 40 times? You’ll definitely want to pay attention to the last group: the defensive backs. Potential top 10 picks like Florida State’s Jalen Ramsey and Florida’s Vernon Hargreaves are some of the quickest players attending.

With so many exciting players, it may be tough to keep track of all the action. Luckily for you, Eastbay is on the scene. From interviews with top rookies to content you can’t get anywhere else, we’ll give you an inside look at this year’s combine. Make sure to follow us on Snapchat (officialeastbay), Twitter, and Instagram for exclusive, behind-the-scenes content throughout the week. Keep coming back to the Eastbay Blog too for daily sit-downs with the athletes making headlines.