It takes a player four days to complete his Combine experience. But the Combine is a seven-day (February 20-26) event on the NFL calendar. What’s with the discrepancy, you ask? There are typically over 300 athletes invited to the Combine (333 this year), and getting that many athletes through the process requires a staggered schedule over the course of a week.
Not all the players are here in Indianapolis at the same time. For example, Wednesday is the day kickers, special teams players and offensive linemen arrive. But defensive backs, on the other hand, don’t arrive until Saturday. All other positions arrive, go through the process and depart on the days in between.
The players are broken up into positions and then into groups (there are 11 groups this year). Then those groups go through the various stages of the Combine on a staggered schedule until the event concludes on Tuesday when the defensive backs and personnel from all 32 of the NFL’s franchises depart.
Here’s a breakdown of the four-day schedule…
Day 1: Travel to Indianapolis, Registration, Orientation, Exams, etc.
Day 2: Measurements, (more) Exams, Media Availability, Interviews
Day 3: NFLPA meeting, Testing, Bench Press, Interviews
Day 4: On-Field Workout, Departure from Indianapolis
Also, here’s how each group is scheduled to advance through the Combine process…
Day 1 Arrivals: Group 1 (PK, ST, OL), Group 2 (OL), Group 3 (TE)
Day 2 Arrivals: Group 4 (QB, WR), Group 5 (QB, WR), Group 6 (RB)
Day 3 Arrivals: Group 7 (DL), Group 8 (DL), Group 9 (LB)
Day 4 Arrivals: Group 10 (DB), Group 11 (DB)
Tags: 2013 Scouting Combine
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