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NFL Scouting Combine 2014 Opens Today

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NFL Scouting Combine 2014 Schedule
NFL Combine - Feb. 19-25, 2014 - Lucas Stadium, Indianapolis, In

Photo – CB Loucheiz Purifoy - Florida

This week over three hundred of the very best college football players will participate in the NFL Scouting Combine (National Invitational Camp) in Indianapolis, Indiana. Top Executives, Coaching Staffs, Player Personnel Departments and Medical Personnel from all 32 NFL teams will be on hand to evaluate the nation’s top college football players eligible for the upcoming NFL Draft. This intense, four-day job interview is an exciting time for the athletes and a vital step in achieving their dreams of playing in the NFL. The NFL Network will televise the complete NFL Combine weeklong event.

How are players selected for the NFL Combine?
NFL Combine participants are determined each year by a Selection Committee. The Directors of both National and BLESTO scouting services, which combined represent 25 NFL teams, are joined by members of various NFL player personnel departments to form the committee. The participating NFL executives can rotate on a yearly basis, and remain anonymous. All eligible players are reviewed and voted on by the committee members. Each athlete receiving the necessary number of votes, by position, is then extended an invitation. While it is not a perfect science, the goal of the committee is to invite every player that will be drafted in the upcoming NFL Draft.

Schedule
DAY 1 ARRIVALS*: █ Group 1 (PK, ST, OL), Group 2 (OL), Group 3 (TE)

Wednesday - February 19, 2014 Travel to Indianapolis* ~ Registration ~ Hospital Pre-Exam & X-rays ~ Orientation ~ Interviews
Thursday - February 20, 2014 Measurements ~ Medical Examinations ~ Media ~ Interviews
Friday - February 21, 2014 NFLPA Meeting ~ Psychological Testing ~ PK/ST Workout ~ Bench Press ~ Interviews
Saturday - February 22, 2014 On-Field Workout (timing, stations, skill drills) ~ Departure from Indianapolis

DAY 2 ARRIVALS*: █ Group 4 (QB, WO), Group 5 (QB, WO), Group 6 (RB)
Thursday - February 20, 2014 Travel to Indianapolis* ~ Registration ~ Hospital Pre-Exam & X-rays ~ Orientation ~ Interviews
Friday - February 21, 2014 Measurements ~ Medical Examinations ~ Media ~ Interviews
Saturday - February 22, 2014 NFLPA Meeting ~ Psychological Testing ~ Bench Press ~ Interviews
Sunday - February 23, 2014 On-Field Workout (timing, stations, skill drills) ~ Departure from Indianapolis

DAY 3 ARRIVALS*: █ Group 7 (DL), Group 8 (DL), Group 9 (LB)
Friday - February 21, 2014 Travel to Indianapolis* ~ Registration ~ Hospital Pre-Exam & X-rays ~ Orientation ~ Interviews
Saturday - February 22, 2014 Measurements ~ Medical Examinations ~ Media ~ Interviews
Sunday - February 23, 2014 NFLPA Meeting ~ Psychological Testing ~ Bench Press ~ Interviews
Monday - February 24, 2014 On-Field Workout (timing, stations, skill drills) ~ Departure from Indianapolis

DAY 4 ARRIVALS: █ Group 10 (DB), Group 11 (DB)
Saturday - February 22, 2014 Travel to Indianapolis ~ Registration ~ Hospital Pre-Exam & X-rays ~ Orientation ~ Interviews
Sunday - February 23, 2014 Measurements ~ Medical Examinations ~ Media ~ Interviews
Monday - February 24, 2014 NFLPA Meeting ~ Psychological Testing ~ Bench Press ~ Interviews
Tuesday - February 25, 2014 On-Field Workout (timing, stations, skill drills) ~ Departure from Indianapolis

Frank Coyle is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.