The NFL combine officially gets underway today in Indianapolis with kickers, special teamers, offensive linemen and tight ends arriving in Indianapolis for registration.
While Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein will be among the players taking part in workouts this week, Purdue defensive tackle Kawann Short will not.
Per Gil Brandt of NFL.com, Short has a hamstring injury that will prevent him from participating in drills this week. Instead, he will have a workout for teams on campus at Purdue on March 25. A strong showing at the Senior Bowl has vaulted Short’s draft stock as he has entered the conversations as a possible late first-round draft pick.
According to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com, Klein will be throwing and is planning on doing all of the drills at the combine. While top quarterbacks have sat out during the combine in favor of throwing during pro day workouts on campus with their own receivers, Klein doesn’t have that luxury. Despite being a Heisman trophy finalist, Klein is currently projected as a late round draft pick or possible undrafted free agent and needs to take advantage of every opportunity he can to prove his throwing ability in front of scouts.