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Iamcanadian
12-12-2011, 07:49 PM
The NFL has announced it will hold eight regional combines for players not invited to the regular scouting combine in Indianapolis this year. The regional combines will begin January 28 and run though March 17. The initial regional event will be held in Los Angeles with combines also scheduled for Houston, Baltimore, Tampa, New York, Chicago, Atlanta and Cleveland. Some players may then be invited to a follow-up combine in Detroit on March 30-31.The main combine in Indianapolis is scheduled to run from February 22-28.

Wow, I wonder if the NFL Network will cover the regional combines or at least the follow-up combine in Detroit, March 30-31. This could be fun.

PatrickWillis
12-12-2011, 07:50 PM
Any winners gonna show up?

niel89
12-12-2011, 08:00 PM
Good to see them getting this more organized. It can't be that hard to really get these set up. The nice part from this a lot of small school guys will get more exposure and the NFL front offices can be a little more trusting of the numbers. Also it gives a shot to guys who have been out of college for a year or so but didn't catch on with a team immediately.

Here (http://espn.go.com/nfl/draft2012/story/_/id/7332480/nfl-adds-regional-combines-main-indianapolis-event)is an espn link.

Buc Baller12
12-12-2011, 09:39 PM
nice. will it be open to the public?

descendency
12-12-2011, 09:53 PM
nice. will it be open to the public?

Just a guess, but no.

RaiderNation
12-12-2011, 11:47 PM
I think this is very good news for small school prospects since if they can impress scouts with their athlectism they could get drafted earliler. Hopefully NFLN hosts some of them, maybe the first one and another big one, and the exposure of some unknown prospects will be exposed

Complex
12-12-2011, 11:49 PM
They should half the time when I had NFL Network all they showed was Total Access in the morning till like 3 pm est.

Iamcanadian
12-13-2011, 08:12 AM
I'll be happy if they at least film the call back one in Detroit even if it is considerably shorter than the main combine.

Shane P. Hallam
12-13-2011, 08:30 AM
Didn't this happen last year as well? Or am I making things up?

Iamcanadian
12-13-2011, 08:36 AM
Didn't this happen last year as well? Or am I making things up?

I don't remember it at all. I think this is something new.

Shane P. Hallam
12-13-2011, 09:04 AM
Yeah, I must have misremebered. I may try to go to the Cleveland one depending on when it is and if they will have press there.

TimmG6376
12-13-2011, 09:10 AM
I think a third-party put on some regional combines last year if I recall correctly, but they were not officially sponsored by the NFL.

edited for link: http://www.pr.com/press-release/149563

Grizzlegom
12-13-2011, 10:05 AM
I heard about this as well. Trying to get a press pass to the Baltimore one.

killxswitch
12-13-2011, 10:08 AM
Great news for small-school guys with talent. And great news for teams too, hopefully this leads to fewer ****** drafts.

underscore
12-13-2011, 05:10 PM
NFL trying to corner the market on pro-days?

niel89
12-14-2011, 02:35 AM
The NFL actually bought up all those regional combines from ELITE earlier this year. Instead of 3rd parties doing it, it is now all through the NFL. We even had a thread on his back in February.

http://draftcountdown.com/forum/showthread.php?t=45862

niel89
12-14-2011, 02:40 AM
The NFL actually bought up all those regional combines from ELITE earlier this year. Instead of 3rd parties doing it, it is now all through the NFL. We even had a thread on his back in February.

http://draftcountdown.com/forum/showthread.php?t=45862