We understand why NFL Combine results are noteworthy to so many despite on-field workouts being among the least important aspects of the annual scouting event in Indianapolis. After all, the annual fixation on NFL Draft prospects running around in tights is why the league moved the 2020 NFL Combine to prime time. The players treat these workouts like a competition, and such a contest of athleticism sells.
The new NFL Combine schedule for 2020, though, might make results consumption more difficult for those whose prime-time viewing commitments in late February are set. (That Friday-night episode of Hawaii Five-0 isn’t going to watch itself.) That’s where we come in with a tracker of live updates and highlights, a collection of what you need to know from the workouts at the Combine.
On-field workouts at the NFL Combine begin Thursday with quarterbacks, wide receivers and tight ends. They continue Friday with running backs, offensive linemen and special teams, then Saturday with defensive linemen and linebackers before they end Sunday with defensive backs.
A handful of notable names like Joe Burrow, Tua Tagovailoa and Chase Young are not participating in drills at the 2020 NFL Combine, but players like Henry Ruggs III will have chances to steal this year’s show.
With player measurements, medical evaluations and other aspects of the NFL Combine (mostly) in the books, below is a live tracker of the notable results from on-field workouts Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
NFL Combine results tracker: Live updates, highlights
(Updates will begin at 4 p.m. ET on Thursday)
(Updates will begin at 4 p.m. ET on Friday)
(Updates will begin at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday)
(Updates will begin at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday)
NFL Combine schedule
The biggest change to the NFL Combine schedule for 2020 comes in the start times for on-field workouts Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Now the action extends into and through prime time.
NFL Network, the exclusive TV channel for all on-field drills at the Combine, is presenting seven straight hours of workout coverage on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, the network will show all five hours of the last group’s (DB) drills. Host Rich Eisen and analyst/draft expert Daniel Jeremiah anchor NFL Network’s Combine coverage with additional commentary from Charles Davis and others.
Below is the complete TV schedule for on-field workouts and drills at the 2020 NFL Combine.
The on-field workouts shown on TV, of course, are just the tip of the iceberg that is an NFL prospect’s Combine experience. For many players, the drills are the least relevant portion of the week.
A given prospect’s workout at the Combine comes after he has gone through orientation, interviews, measurements, a medical exam, more interviews, media obligations, more medical exams, a position coach interview, psychological testing, an NFLPA meeting, more interviews, the bench press and more psychological testing. This is technically a job interview, after all.
Below is the complete player schedule for all four groups at the 2020 NFL Combine, courtesy of NFLCombine.net.
Contributing: Austin Anderson, Tom Gatto
Source: Read Full Article