2020 NFL Combine: What You Need to Know

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NASHVILLE – The NFL Combine kicks off this week in Indianapolis.

Here's what you need to know:


-Titans general manager Jon Robinson and head coach Mike Vrabel are scheduled to address reporters on Tuesday. Robinson's availability is scheduled for 10 a.m. CST, while Vrabel is slated to begin at 11:30 CST.

-Prospects will be available for media at various times based on their assigned position groupings.

Tuesday, February 25: Tight ends, Quarterbacks, Wide Receivers.

Wednesday, February 26: Kickers, Special Teams, Offensive Linemen and Running Backs.

Thursday, February 27: Defensive Lineman, Linebackers.

Friday, February 28: Defensive Backs.

On-Field Workout Schedule:

Thursday, February 27: Tight ends, Quarterbacks, Wide Receivers.

Friday, February 28: Kickers, Special Teams, Offensive Linemen and Running Backs.

Saturday, February 29: Defensive Lineman, Linebackers.

Sunday, March 1: Defensive Backs.

Top Conferences with Players Invited to the Combine:

SEC: 93

Big Ten: 57

Pac-12: 47

ACC: 35

Big 12: 29

American Athletic Conference: 20

Mountain West: 12

Conference USA: 11

Sun Belt: 7.


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What Goes on at the NFL Combine:

Each February, hundreds of the very best college football players are invited to the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Ind., where executives, coaches, scouts and doctors from all 32 NFL teams conduct an intense, four-day job interview in advance of the NFL Draft. Here is a brief breakdown of the measurable drills (Source: NFL.com):

40-yard dash

The 40-yard dash is the marquee event at the combine. It's kind of like the 100-meters at the Olympics: It's all about speed, explosion and watching skilled athletes run great times. These athletes are timed at 10, 20 and 40-yard intervals. What the scouts are looking for is an explosion from a static start.

Bench press

The bench press is a test of strength -- 225 pounds, as many reps as the athlete can get. What the NFL scouts are also looking for is endurance. Anybody can do a max one time, but what the bench press tells the pro scouts is how often the athlete frequented his college weight room for the last 3-5 years.

Vertical jump

The vertical jump is all about lower-body explosion and power. The athlete stands flat-footed and they measure his reach. It is important to accurately measure the reach, because the differential between the reach and the flag the athlete touches is his vertical jump measurement.

Broad jump

The broad jump is like being in gym class back in junior high school. Basically, it is testing an athlete's lower-body explosion and lower-body strength. The athlete starts out with a stance balanced and then he explodes out as far as he can. It tests explosion and balance, because he has to land without moving.

3 cone drill

The 3 cone drill tests an athlete's ability to change directions at a high speed. Three cones in an L-shape. He starts from the starting line, goes 5 yards to the first cone and back. Then, he turns, runs around the second cone, runs a weave around the third cone, which is the high point of the L, changes directions, comes back around that second cone and finishes.

Shuttle run

The short shuttle is the first of the cone drills. It is known as the 5-10-5. What it tests is the athlete's lateral quickness and explosion in short areas. The athlete starts in the three-point stance, explodes out 5 yards to his right, touches the line, goes back 10 yards to his left, left hand touches the line, pivot, and he turns 5 more yards and finishes.

Players Invited to the NFL Combine

The NFL released the list of players invited to the 2020 NFL Combine. A total of 337 prospects are invited to attend the annual event, which will take place in Indianapolis from Feb. 24 through March 1:

» Trey Adams, OL, Washington

» Hakeem Adeniji, OL, Kansas

» McTelvin Agim, DL, Arkansas

» Salvon Ahmed, RB, Washington

» Brandon Aiyuk, WR, Arizona State

» Cam Akers, RB, Florida State

» Bradlee Anae, DL, Utah

» Tremayne Anchrum, OL, Clemson

» Jet Anderson, RB, TCU

» Damon Arnette, DB, Ohio State

» Grayland Arnold, DB, Baylor

» Devin Asiasi, TE, UCLA

» Joe Bachie, LB, Michigan State

» Markus Bailey, LB, Purdue

» Trajan Bandy, DB, Miami

» Ben Bartch, OL, St. John's (MN)

» Tyler Bass, K, Georgia Southern

» Essang Bassey, DB, Wake Forest

» Zack Baun, LB, Wisconsin

» Omar Bayless, WR, Arkansas State

» Mekhi Becton, OL, Louisville

» LeVante Bellamy, RB, Western Michigan

» Eno Benjamin, RB, Arizona State

» Francis Bernard, LB, Utah

» Tyler Biadasz, OL, Wisconsin

» Daniel Bituli, LB, Tennessee

» Ross Blacklock, DL, TCU

» Julian Blackmon, DB, Utah

» Rodrigo Blankenship, K, Georgia

» Lynn Bowden, WR, Kentucky

» Shaun Bradley, LB, Temple

» Ben Bredeson, OL, Michigan

» Jacob Breeland, TE, Oregon

» Antoine Brooks Jr., DB, Maryland

» Jordan Brooks, LB, Texas Tech

» Cameron Brown, LB, Penn State

» Derrick Brown, DL, Auburn

» Tony Brown, WR, Colorado

» Harrison Bryant, TE, Florida Atlantic

» Hunter Bryant, TE, Washington

» Kelly Bryant, QB, Missouri

» Myles Bryant, DB, Washington

» Terrell Burgess, DB, Utah

» Joe Burrow, QB, LSU

» Cohl Cabral, OL, Arizona State

» Lawrence Cager, WR, Georgia

» Raymond Calais, RB, Louisiana-Lafayette

» Marquez Callaway, WR, Tennessee

» Shyheim Carter, DB, Alabama

» Quintez Cephus, WR, Wisconsin

» K'Lavon Chaisson, LB, LSU

» Saahdiq Charles, OL, LSU

» Joseph Charlton, P, South Carolina

» Jeremy Chinn, DB, Southern Illinois

» Cameron Clark, OL, UNC-Charlotte

» Nevelle Clarke, DB, Central Florida

» Chase Claypool, WR, Notre Dame

» Rodney Clemons, DB, SMU

» Ezra Cleveland, OL, Boise State

» Tyrie Cleveland, WR, Florida

» Josiah Coatney, DL, Mississippi

» Nick Coe, LB, Auburn

» Brian Cole II, DB, Mississippi State

» Kendall Coleman, DL, Syracuse

» Trystan Colon-Castillo, OL, Missouri

» Carter Coughlin, LB, Minnesota

» Isaiah Coulter, WR, Rhode Island

» Kamren Curl, DB, Arkansas

» Lloyd Cushenberry, OL, LSU

» DeeJay Dallas, RB, Miami

» Darrion Daniels, DL, Nebraska

» Cameron Dantzler, DB, Mississippi State

» Kevin Davidson, QB, Princeton

» Marlon Davidson, DL, Auburn

» Ashtyn Davis, DB, California

» Carlos Davis, DL, Nebraska

» Gabriel Davis, WR, Central Florida

» Javaris Davis, DB, Auburn

» Khalil Davis, DL, Nebraska

» Quartney Davis, WR, Texas A&M

» Raekwon Davis, DL, Alabama

» Akeem Davis-Gaither, LB, Appalachian State

» Josiah Deguara, TE, Cincinnati

» Grant Delpit, DB, LSU

» Trevon Diggs, DB, Alabama

» AJ Dillon, RB, Boston College

» Michael Divinity, LB, LSU

» J.K. Dobbins, RB, Ohio State

» Rico Dowdle, RB, South Carolina

» Jack Driscoll, OL, Auburn

» Kyle Dugger, DB, Lenoir-Rhyne

» Yasir Durant, OL, Missouri

» Devin Duvernay, WR, Texas

» Troy Dye, LB, Oregon

» Jacob Eason, QB, Washington

» Bryan Edwards, WR, South Carolina

» Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, LSU

» Jalen Elliott, DB, Notre Dame

» Jordan Elliott, DL, Missouri

» A.J. Epenesa, DL, Iowa

» Darrynton Evans, RB, Appalachian State

» Blake Ferguson, LS, LSU

» Chris Finke, WR, Notre Dame

» Leki Fotu, DL, Utah

» Jake Fromm, QB, Georgia

» Aaron Fuller, WR, Washington

» Jordan Fuller, DB, Ohio State

» Kristian Fulton, DB, LSU

» Tipa Galeai, LB, Utah State*

» Neville Gallimore, DL, Oklahoma

» Antonio Gandy-Golden, WR, Liberty

» Cale Garrett, LB, Missouri

» Jonathan Garvin, DL, Miami

» Willie Gay Jr., LB, Mississippi State

» Antonio Gibson, WR, Memphis

» Alohi Gilman, DB, Notre Dame

» Trevis Gipson, DL, Tulsa

» Jeff Gladney, DB, TCU

» Anthony Gordon, QB, Washington State

» A.J. Green, DB, Oklahoma State

» Jonathan Greenard, DL, Florida

» Yetur Gross-Matos, DL, Penn State

» Javelin K. Guidry, DB, Utah

» Stephen Guidry, WR, Mississippi State

» Bryce Hall, DB, Virginia

» DaVon Hamilton, DL, Ohio State

» LaDarius Hamilton, DL, North Texas

» KJ Hamler, WR, Penn State

» Harrison Hand, DB, Temple

» Jake Hanson, OL, Oregon

» Nick Harris, OL, Washington

» Scoota Harris, LB, Arkansas

» Malik Harrison, LB, Ohio State

» JaMycal Hasty, RB, Baylor

» Jaylinn Hawkins, DB, California

» Charlie Heck, OL, UNC

» C.J. Henderson, DB, Florida

» Matt Hennessy, OL, Temple

» Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon

» Brian Herrien, RB, Georgia

» Justin Herron, OL, Wake Forest

» Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson

» Alex Highsmith, DL, UNC-Charlotte

» John Hightower, WR, Boise State

» K.J. Hill, WR, Ohio State

» Lavert Hill, DB, Michigan

» Trevon Hill, DL, Miami

» Isaiah Hodgins, WR, Oregon State

» Sterling Hofrichter, P, Syracuse

» Darnay Holmes, DB, UCLA

» Brycen Hopkins, TE, Purdue

» Khaleke Hudson, LB, Michigan

» Robert Hunt, OL, Louisiana-Lafayette

» Jalen Hurts, QB, Oklahoma

» Noah Igbinoghene, DB, Auburn

» Keith Ismael, OL, San Diego State

» Cordel Iwuagwu, OL, TCU

» Austin Jackson, OL, USC

» Dane Jackson, DB, Pittsburgh

» Jonah Jackson OL, Ohio State

» Lamar Jackson, DB, Nebraska

» Trishton Jackson, WR, Syracuse

» Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU

» Van Jefferson, WR, Florida

» Anfernee Jennings, LB, Alabama

» Jauan Jennings, WR, Tennessee

» Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama

» Collin Johnson, WR, Texas

» Jaylon Johnson, DB, Utah

» Juwan Johnson, WR, Oregon

» Tyler Johnson, WR, Minnesota

» Clay Johnston, LB, Baylor

» Benito Jones, DL, Mississippi

» Brandon Jones, DB, Texas

» Joshua Jones, OL, Houston

» Tony Jones, RB, Notre Dame

» Azur Kamara, LB, Kansas

» Khalid Kareem, DL, Notre Dame

» Dalton Keene, TE, Virginia Tech

» Joshua Kelley, RB, UCLA

» BoPete Keyes, DB, Tulane

» Solomon Kindley, OL, Georgia

» Javon Kinlaw, DL, South Carolina

» Cole Kmet, TE, Notre Dame

» CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma

» Rashard Lawrence II, DL, LSU

» Javon Leake, RB, Maryland

» Benny LeMay, RB, UNC-Charlotte

» Shane Lemieux, OL, Oregon

» Brian Lewerke, QB, Michigan State

» Damien Lewis, OL, LSU

» Terrell Lewis, LB, Alabama

» Kalija Lipscomb, WR, Vanderbilt

» Jordan Love, QB, Utah State

» Jake Luton, QB, Oregon State

» James Lynch, DL, Baylor

» Austin Mack, WR, Ohio State

» Jordan Mack, LB, Virginia

» Justin Madubuike, DL, Texas A&M

» Braden Mann, P, Texas A&M

» Kamal Martin, LB, Minnesota

» Cole McDonald, QB, Hawaii

» Anthony McFarland, RB, Maryland

» Sean McKeon, TE, Michigan

» Xavier McKinney, DB, Alabama

» Colton McKivitz, OL, West Virginia

» Josh Metellus, DB, Michigan

» Chris Miller, DB, Baylor

» Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor

» John Molchon, OL, Boise State

» JJ Molson, K, UCLA

» Steven Montez, QB, Colorado

» Darnell Mooney, WR, Tulane

» James Morgan, QB, Florida International

» Thaddeus Moss, TE, LSU

» Zack Moss, RB, Utah

» Larrell Murchison, DL, North Carolina State

» Kyle Murphy, OL, Rhode Island

» Kenneth Murray, LB, Oklahoma

» Tanner Muse, DB, Clemson

» Netane Muti, OL, Fresno State

» Lucas Niang, OL, TCU

» C.J. O'Grady, TE, Arkansas

» Michael Ojemudia, DB, Iowa

» Jeff Okudah, DB, Ohio State

» Julian Okwara, DL, Notre Dame

» Albert Okwuegbunam, TE, Missouri

» Sewo Olonilua, RB, TCU

» Dante Olson, LB, Montana

» Mike Onwenu, OL, Michigan

» K.J. Osborn, WR, Miami

» Aaron Parker, WR, Rhode Island

» Colby Parkinson, TE, Stanford

» Dezmon Patmon, WR, Washington State

» Shea Patterson, QB, Michigan

» Matt Peart, OL, Connecticut

» Alex Pechin, P, Bucknell

» John Penisini, DL, Utah

» Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR, Michigan

» La'Mical Perine, RB, Florida

» Malcolm Perry, WR, Navy

» Jacob Phillips, LB, LSU

» Scottie Phillips, RB, Mississippi

» Tyre Phillips, OL, Mississippi State

» James Pierre, DB, Florida Atlantic

» Michael Pinckney, LB, Miami

» Jared Pinkney, TE, Vanderbilt

» Danny Pinter, OL, Ball State

» Michael Pittman, WR, USC

» Troy Pride, DB, Notre Dame

» James Proche, WR, SMU

» Shaquille Quarterman, LB, Miami

» Patrick Queen, LB, LSU

» Jalen Reagor, WR, TCU

» J.R. Reed, DB, Georgia

» Joe Reed, WR, Virginia

» John Reid, DB, Penn State

» Chauncey Rivers, DL, Mississippi State

» Malcolm Roach, DL, Texas

» Amik Robertson, DB, Louisiana Tech

» Alton Robinson, DL, Syracuse

» James Robinson, RB, Illinois State

» Reggie Robinson II, DB, Tulsa

» Kendrick Rogers, WR, Texas A&M

» Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama

» Cesar Ruiz, OL, Michigan

» Jon Runyan, OL, Michigan

» Chapelle Russell, LB, Temple

» Stanford Samuels, DB, Florida State

» Josiah Scott, DB, Michigan State

» Laviska Shenault Jr., WR, Colorado

» Qaadir Sheppard, DL, Mississippi

» Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson

» John Simpson, OL, Clemson

» Arryn Siposs, P, Auburn

» James Smith-Williams, DL, North Carolina State

» L'Jarius Sneed, DB, Louisiana Tech

» Nate Stanley, QB, Iowa

» Terence Steele, OL, Texas Tech

» Logan Stenberg, OL, Kentucky

» Simon Stepaniak, OL, Indiana

» Darrell Stewart, WR, Michigan State

» Geno Stone, DB, Iowa

» Justin Strnad, LB, Wake Forest

» Jason Strowbridge, DL, UNC

» Stephen Sullivan, TE, LSU

» Freddie Swain, WR, Florida

» D'Andre Swift, RB, Georgia

» Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama

» Charlie Taumoepeau, TE, Portland State

» Alex Taylor, OL, South Carolina State

» Darrell Taylor, LB, Tennessee

» Davion Taylor, LB, Colorado

» J.J. Taylor, RB, Arizona

» Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin

» Patrick Taylor, RB, Memphis

» A.J. Terrell, DB, Clemson

» Andrew Thomas, OL, Georgia

» Daniel Thomas, DB, Auburn

» Jeff Thomas, WR, Miami

» Stantley Thomas-Oliver, DB, Florida International

» Calvin Throckmorton, OL, Oregon

» Casey Toohill, LB, Stanford

» Tommy Townsend, P, Florida

» Adam Trautman, TE, Dayton

» Michael Turk, P, Arizona State

» Derrek Tuszka, DL, North Dakota State

» Josh Uche, LB, Michigan

» Ke'Shawn Vaughn, RB, Vanderbilt

» Ben Victor, WR, Ohio State

» Kindle Vildor, DB, Georgia Southern

» Mykal Walker, LB, Fresno State

» K'Von Wallace, DB, Clemson

» Prince Tega Wanogho, OL, Auburn

» Mike Warren, RB, Cincinnati

» Broderick Washington, DL, Texas Tech

» Quez Watkins, WR, Southern Mississippi

» Curtis Weaver, LB, Boise State

» Evan Weaver, LB, California

» Cody White, WR, Michigan State

» Mitchell Wilcox, TE, South Florida

» Kenny Willekes, DL, Michigan State

» Darryl Williams, OL, Mississippi State

» Raequan Williams, DL, Michigan State

» Jedrick Wills, OL, Alabama

» Isaiah Wilson, OL, Georgia

» Logan Wilson, LB, Wyoming

» Rob Windsor, DL, Penn State

» Antoine Winfield Jr., DB, Minnesota

» Tristan Wirfs, OL, Iowa

» Steven Wirtel, LS, Iowa State

» Charlie Woerner, TE, Georgia

» D.J. Wonnum, DL, South Carolina

» Dom Wood-Anderson, TE, Tennessee

» David Woodward, LB, Utah State

» Chase Young, DL, Ohio State

» Jabari Zuniga, DL, Florida

Check out Titans players over the years at the NFL Scouting Combine. (AP Photos)

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