When is the NFL Combine? Dates, Location, Schedule

With the NFL season wrapping up, the Combine is just around the corner. Here is everything you need to know to watch your favorite players try and make it into the NFL.
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The Super Bowl is almost here so that means the NFL Combine is just around the corner. College players from all around the country will come together in Indianapolis at Lucas Oil Stadium to showcase their talents and prove why they belong in the NFL.

The Combine is very important for prospective NFL players. It is one of two big events that NFL scouts can watch to help decide if they want a certain player in thier team. The Reese's Senior Bowl, which will take place roughly three weeks before the Combine, is the first opportunity players have to showcase their talents in a game situation.

The Combine is the second opportunity that players have to show their individual talents. This event is used to test a player's physical attributes such as strength, speed, and agility. The physical tests include the 40-yard dash, 225-lb bench press, vertical jump, broad jump, agility shuttle test, and the 3-cone drill.

Not only do players participate in physical tests, but they also go through medical tests and interviews with teams interested in them to see if they are well-rounded players. The NFL Combine is a four-day event that is invitation-only. Only about 300 guys typically attend.

Here is everything you need to know about NFL Combine

Date: Thursday, February 29 - Sunday March 3
Location: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

Thursday, February 29: Defensive Linemen and Linebackers
Drills start at 3:00 p.m. ET

Friday, March 1: Defensive Backs and Tight Ends
Drills start at 3:00 p.m. ET

Saturday, March 2: Running Back, Quarterback, Wide Receiver
Drills start at 1:00 p.m. ET

Sunday, March 3: Offensive Linemen
Drills start at 1:00 p.m. ET

Make sure to watch the combine to see players like Cooper Beebe and Ben Sinnott showcase their talents and make thier case for the NFL.