2012 NFL Scouting Combine: Linebackers and Defensive Linemen Take the Stage

Feb 26, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Baylor Bears running back Terrance Ganaway does running drills during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

The Combine continues plowing away (see what I did there?), and today's participants in the Underwear Olympics are the linebackers and the defensive linemen.

If the combination of offensive linemen and tight ends (Saturday) and the wide receivers and running backs (Sunday) was interesting, today will be downright riveting.

Lots of potential impact players will be identified today, and both figure to be priority positions for the Steelers in the upcoming draft.

We get to set our sights on a duo of inside/middle linebackers, Dont'a Hightower and Vontaze Burfict, as well as one hulking nose tackle from Memphis, Dontari Poe.

The Steelers are likely to speak with all three of these players, if they have not yet already done so. But more than anything, this is really the time to identify middle and later round picks.

You know the drill by now; if you see a guy you like, mention it in the comments, keep the discussion going. If there are some of interest to you, we've got our own Seton Hall and Steelers working to line up interviews to run in the very near future, so throw out some names, see if he can track them down.

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