It's the final day of the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine, and we finish with the defensive backs' on-field workouts. They were the last to arrive in Indianapolis, and had their interviews and measurements Saturday, doing the bench press on Monday. Now they get to the fun part: 40-yard dashes, 3-cone drills and position workouts.
The top cornerback at the combine is Darqueze Dennard of Michigan State, and he has little to gain or lose in the combine drills. Speed is crucial for cornerbacks, though, and one of the few positions where the 40-yard dash still has a big impact on draft position.
At safety, Haha Clinton-Dix and Calvin Pryor are the two main players to watch -- the top free and strong safeties, respectively.
One important element is the speed turn drill, which tests players' abilities to flip their hips in coverage, their speed and their ball skills. Of all the drills at the combine, this one may come closest to replicating in-game action.