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NFL Scouting Combine on TV Today (Thursday, March 3)

NFL Scouting Combine on TV Today

The on-field drills at the NFL Scouting Combine begin on Thursday and will be broadcast live on NFL Network

The NFL Scouting Combine is taking place this week at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, with the biggest draw of the event set to begin on Thursday, March 3. Once again, NFL Network will carry wall-to-wall coverage of the different drills starting at 4 p.m. ET and lasting until 11 p.m. ET.

The Scouting Combine is a week-long event that gives draft-eligible college players the chance to be evaluated, both physically and mentally, by NFL coaches, general managers, scouts, and other team executives. This year, 324 total players were invited to participate.

The on-field drills all players take part in include the 40-yard dash, bench press, vertical jump, broad jump, three-cone drill, and the 20-yard/60-yard shuttle. There also are some position-specific drills designed to better evaluate prospects.

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So if you're wondering, "What NFL Scouting Combine drills are on today?" know this: the quarterbacks, wide receivers, and tight ends will be testing today, Thursday, March 3.

Quarterbacks

  • Fifteen (15) quarterbacks were invited to this year's Scouting Combine, including Heisman Trophy finalist Kenny Pickett.
  • Matt Corral will be present and will participate in at least some of the drills, but he will not throw as he's still recovering from the ankle injury he suffered in the Sugar Bowl. He is expected to be a full-go at Ole Miss' pro day, which is scheduled for March 23.
  • All other invited quarterbacks are expected to work out, including Malik Willis, Sam Howell, Desmond Ridder, and Carson Strong. Willis in particular could be someone that puts on a show in Indianapolis.
  • In 2020, a timed smoke/now route drill was added for quarterbacks, and end zone fades were added to the list of routes they throw.

Wide Receivers

  • Forty (40) wide receivers were invited to this year's Scouting Combine.
  • Thirty-four different schools are represented at the position at the Scouting Combine. Alabama leads the way with three wide while four other schools (Ohio State, Ole Miss, Oregon, and SMU) sent two each.
  • Two of Alabama's wide receivers — John Metchie III and Jameson Williams – are in Indianapolis but will not work out as both are recovering from torn ACLs suffered in December and January, respectively. Another potential first-round pick whose medicals will under the microscope this week is Drake London. The USC standout fractured his ankle in late October. He won't take part in the on-field drills either but has said he is pleased with his recovery.
  • In 2020, an end zone fade route was added as a position-specific drill for wide receivers. And this year, crossing routes will reportedly replace wheel routes.

Tight Ends

  • Twenty-one (21) tight ends were invited to this year's Scouting Combine.
  • Twenty schools are represented at the position with Iowa State sending two (Chase Allen, Charlie Kolar).
  • In 2020, an end zone fade route was added as a position-specific drill for wide receivers. And this year, crossing routes will reportedly replace wheel routes.