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Iamcanadian 12-12-2011 07:49 PM

NFL to Hold Smaller Combines
 
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 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

Quote:

Originally Posted by Buc Baller12 (Post 2787287)
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

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shane P. Hallam (Post 2787607)
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


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