The NFL Scouting Combine schedule will be further tweaked in 2023. Because organizers continue to tailor events for maximum exposure while prioritizing the athlete experience.
An on-field drill for tight ends for quarterbacks and receivers, which was previously held on Thursday, has now been postponed to Saturday, according to sources with knowledge of the proposed schedule.
Work on the field begins with defensive linemen and linebackers on Thursday, followed by defensive backs and specialists on Friday, quarterbacks and pass catchers on Saturday, and offensive lines and running backs on Sunday. National Football Scouting operates a combine in partnership with the league.
In a recent memo, the NFL team was informed that “on-field workouts will continue to occur during prime time, but will begin and end earlier each day than before.” Work is scheduled to begin in the late afternoon, beginning at 7:00 PM ET in 2022.
The NFL has taken advantage of the ratings by shifting the Combine from daytime events to primetime hours in 2020 as the NFL continues to push for being a year-round league. No, but many players and their representatives will complain that it affected their performance. Athletes had to wait all day, late afternoon and early evening, before finally performing.
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The 2021 Combine has been canceled amid fears of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 combine came just weeks before the world shut down in mid-March.
For 2022, the Combine’s schedule has been adjusted again after consultation with previous players. The bench press was moved to the same day as the on-field test, resulting in many players opting out of that event to avoid fatigue before their workout. , the combine organizer changed, resulting in less player downtime.
With so many people refusing to bench at the combine, it appears the organizers have changed the order again.In 2023, the bench press will follow training on the field and the 40-yard dash.
Players will arrive in Indianapolis for the 2023 Combine starting Sunday, February 26, with the final group of players leaving on Monday, March 6. Indianapolis has been the location of the Combine for nearly 40 years, and in May the league will be merged into Indianapolis for 2023 and 2024 after opening a bidding process for the first time in history.