2015 NFL Scouting Combine
The NFL’s interview process for players known as “The Combine” begins today. It is an invitation-only event from February 17 – 23 in Indianapolis, Indiana at Lucas Oil Stadium. More than 300 prospective NFL players will be examined mentally and physically. NFL representatives from all 32 clubs will evaluate their performances in preparation for the NFL Draft.
1. 40-yard Dash – Known as “the 40,” this is the most popular event at the Combine. Players are timed running 40 yards. Like track sprinting events, this drill is all about speed.
2. Bench Press – This test is for strength and endurance. Players bench 225 pounds as many reps as they can. This will show who really spent time in the weight room in college.
Here is the schedule for on-field workouts at this year’s combine.
Friday, Feb. 20: Specialists, offensive linemen, tight ends
Saturday, Feb. 21: Quarterbacks, running backs wide receivers
Sunday: Feb. 22: Defensive linemen, linebackers
Monday, Feb. 23: Defensive backs
Numbers for the 2015 Combine
The Southeastern Conference (SEC) has the most players (68) attending.
Florida State has the most players (12) participating.
Eight (8) power conference schools have no participants: Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, North Carolina, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, and Vanderbilt.
15 quarterbacks were invited; the fewest since at least 2005.
One (1) Division III school, Hobart (N.Y.), has one participant.
What will happen this year? Will Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston throw or wait for the Seminoles’ pro day? Will someone beat the 40-yard record (4.24 seconds) that Chris Johnson set at the 2008 Combine?