Time for the at the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine to take off. We’ve got out first on-field workouts as the defensive backs arrive today making today the only day that all four prospect groupings are in attendance.
2018 NFL Scouting Combine - Day 4 Schedule
|Group 1 (PK, ST, OL), Group 2 (OL), Group 3 (RB)||On-Field Workout (timing, stations, drills) | Departure from Indianapolis|
|Group 4 (QB, WO), Group 5 (QB, WO), Group 6 (TE)||Psychological Testing | NFLPA Meeting | Media | Bench Press | Interviews|
|Group 7 (DL), Group 8 (DL), Group 9 (LB)||Measurements | Medical Examinations | Overflow Testing | Interviews|
|Group 10 (DB), Group 11 (DB)||Registration | Hospital Pre-Exam & X-rays | Overflow Testing | Orientation | Interviews|
So while the NFL Network will pick up live coverage about an hour from me writing this, bear in mind as we start today...that 40-yard times really aren’t that important. And honestly, they’re not even as important as the two times within that station: the 20-yard and 10-yard splits. No, the most important parts of the combine are medical evaluations and the private sessions teams get to have with prospects. Oh, and the fact you’ve crammed all 32 teams’ coaching staffs and front offices within the same building making it possible to share intel, offer offseason insights and even just talk football.
The combine starts this week.— TurfShowTimes (@TurfShowTimes) February 26, 2018
Parts of the combine ranked by importance:
1.) Having all coaching staffs & FOs in one place at one time
2.) Medical evals
3.) Private interviews
123.) 40-yard times
But of course...it’s the combine. And once dudes start running, well, we all know the inescapable grasp of a flashy chyron, Rich Eisen’s voice and the entire package.
So let’s get running!