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2015 NFL Combine Schedule: Day three features linebackers and defensive line

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The third day of 2015 NFL Combine drills has arrived. The groups that are scheduled to perform on-field drills today include: linebackers and defensive linemen. The action starts at 9 AM EST and will be aired on NFL Network. Click here for a full list of the workouts and combine participants. The Philadelphia Eagles could definitely show some interest in these positions.

Defensive Linemen - [Position Review: Defensive End | Nose Tackle]

The Eagles' defensive line is stacked with young talent. Fletcher Cox, who is only 24, is a star. Cedric Thornton is a very good run-stuffer and Bennie Logan has proved to be an effective nose tackle. Vinny Curry came off the bench to record a total of nine sacks last season. Still, the Eagles could use some depth in the trenches because Thornton will be a free agent after 2015, Taylor Hart is something of a question mark after not even being active in 2014, and Curry's lack of scheme fit may be an issue when his contract is up. Some names to watch at the Combine: Arik Armstead, Jordan Phillips, Owamagbe Odighizuwa, Preston Smith.

Henry Anderson (DE), Stanford
Arik Armstead (DE), Oregon
Tavaris Barnes (DE), Clemson
Vic Beasley (DE), Clemson
Michael Bennett (DT), Ohio State
Angelo Blackson (DT), Auburn
Malcom Brown (DT), Texas
Anthony Chickillo (DE), Miami (Fla.)
Frank Clark (DE), Michigan
Xavier Coooper (DT), Washington State
Christian Covington (DT), Rice
Corey Crawford (DE), Clemson
Carl Davis (DT), Iowa
Tyeler Davison (DE), Fresno State
Ryan Delaire (DE), Towson
B.J. Dubose (DE), Louisville
Mario Edwards (DE), Florida State
Kyle Emanuel (DE), North Dakota State
Trey Flowers (DE), Arkansas
Dante Fowler (DE), Florida
Markus Golden (DE), Missouri
Eddie Goldman (DT), Florida State
Randy Gregory (DE), Nebraska
Marcus Hardison (DE), Arizona State
Eli Harold (DE), Virginia
Zach Hodges (DE), Harvard
Danielle Hunter (DE), LSU
Martin Ifedi (DE), Memphis
Grady Jarrett (DT), Clemson
Derrick Lott (DT), Tennessee-Chattanooga
Joey Mbu (DT), Houston
Ellis McCarthy (DT), UCLA
Rakeem Nunez-Roches (DT), Southern Mississippi
Owamagbe Odighizuwa (DE), UCLA
Nate Orchard (DE), Utah
Leon Orr (DT), Florida
David Parry (NT), Stanford
Jordan Phillips (DT), Oklahoma
Darius Philon (DT), Arkansas
Shane Ray (DE), Missouri
Cedric Reed (DE), Texas
Bobby Richardson (DT), Indiana
Ryan Russell (DE), Purdue
Danny Shelton (NT), Washington
Deon Simon (NT), Northwestern State
Preston Smith (DE), Mississippi State
Za'Darius Smith (DE), Kentucky
J.T. Surratt (DT), South Carolina
Lynden Trail (DE), Norfolk State
Louis Trinca-Pasat (DT), Iowa
Davis Tull (DE), Tennessee-Chattanooga
Zack Wagenmann (DE), Montana
Leterrius Walton (DT), Central Michigan
Leonard Williams (DT), USC
Gabe Wright (DT), Auburn

Linebackers - [Position Review: Inside | Outside]

There are a lot of question marks when it comes to the Eagles linebackers. Philadelphia could easily use a new starter on the inside next to Mychal Kendricks with DeMeco Ryans coming off an Achilles injury. The Eagles suffered a myriad of injuries at inside linebacker last season so it wouldn't add to hurt depth there either. As far as the outside linebackers are concerned, Brandon Graham will be a free agent. He's seeking a big contract and might not return. Veteran outside linebacker Trent Cole could be a cap casualty, but even if they keep him, he'll be 33 in October. 2014 first round Marcus Smith II is a question mark after only playing a total of 105 snaps in his rookie year. The Eagles could look to invest in outside linebacker in the draft once again. Some names to watch at the Combine: Shaq Thompson, Paul Dawson, Eric Kendricks, Lorenzo Mauldin, Denzel Perryman, Tony Washington.

Kwon Alexander (OLB), LSU
Stephone Anthony (ILB), Clemson
Neiron Ball (OLB), Florida
Yannik Cudjoe-Virgil (OLB), Maryland
Aaron Davis (ILB), Colorado State
Paul Dawson (ILB), TCU
Trey DePriest (ILB), Alabama
Xzavier Dickson (OLB), Alabama
Bud Dupree (OLB), Kentucky
Alani Fua (OLB), BYU
Geneo Grissom (OLB), Oklahoma
Obum Gwacham (DE), Oregon State
Bryce Hager (ILB), Baylor
Ben Heeney (ILB), Kansas
Amarlo Herrera (ILB), Georgia
Jordan Hicks (ILB), Texas
Mike Hull (ILB), Penn State
A.J. Johnson (ILB), Tennessee
Taiwan Jones (ILB), Michigan State
Eric Kendricks (ILB), UCLA
Hau'oli Kikaha (OLB), Washington
Lorenzo Mauldin (OLB), Louisville
Benardrick McKinney (ILB), Mississippi State
Mark Nzeocha (OLB), Wyoming
Denzel Perryman (ILB), Miami (Fla.)
Hayes Pullard (ILB), USC
Edmond Robinson (OLB), Newberry
Jake Ryan (OLB), Michigan
Martrell Spaight (OLB), Arkansas
J.R. Tavai (OLB), USC
Shaq Thompson (OLB), Washington
Max Valles (OLB), Virginia
Tony Washington (OLB), Oregon
Damien Wilson (ILB), Minnesota
Ramik Wilson (ILB), Georgia