NFL Combine 2024: start date, invitee list for the yearly scouting event

The NFL world just enjoyed the nail-biting Super Bowl LVIII match between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers. The logo for Super Bowl LIX was unveiled a day ago. Football enthusiasts will now have to wait several months to witness another potential high-voltage season.

The attention of football lovers can be shifted towards college football for a while. Several promising draft prospects have already announced their drafts. Teams are now busy determining who to pick from the process. Meanwhile, the NFL Combine is also something to watch.

What is the NFL Combine?

The NFL Scouting Combine, officially titled the NFL Combine, is an annual week-long showcase held at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis each February. This year’s event will take place from February 26 to March 4, via Sporting News. It serves as a crucial platform for college football players to demonstrate their physical and mental prowess to NFL coaches, general managers, and scouts in hopes of securing a spot in the NFL draft.

The first NFL Combine was initiated by the Indianapolis-based National Football Scouting Inc. (NFS) in Tampa, Fla., in 1982. That event aimed to gather top college draft picks in one location to provide medical information for the league’s 16 member clubs.

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Today’s NFL Combine has evolved into a comprehensive evaluation process, offering NFL teams convenient access to approximately 300 prospects. The combine encompasses a diverse set of measurements, athletic tests, on-field workouts, and interviews with NFL teams.

Key components of the combine include specific tests targeting different elements crucial to football, such as speed, strength, agility, and explosion. These assessments include the 40-yard dash, bench press, vertical jump, broad jump, three-cone drill, 20-yard shuttle, and 60-yard shuttle. Among these, the 40-yard dash has emerged as the marquee event.

Invitee list for the NFL Combine 2024

More than 300 emerging prospects were invited to the NFL combine.

Quarterbacks on the list include Jayden Daniels, Sam Hartman, Devin Leary, Drake Maye, J.J. McCarthy, Joe Milton III, Tennessee, Bo Nix, Michael Penix Jr, Michael Pratt, Spencer Rattler, Austin Reed, Kedon Slovis, Jordan Travis, and Caleb Williams. Running backs like Rasheen Ali, Emani Bailey, Trey Benson, Jonathon Brooks, Blake Corum, Isaiah Davis, Ray Davis, Daijun Edwards, Audric Estimé, Frank Gore Jr., Isaac Guerendo, George Holani, Bucky Irving, and Dillon Johnson will grace the event as well.

Notable wide receivers for the NFL combine include Javon Baker, Jermaine Burton, Jalen Coker, Keon Coleman, Malachi Corley, Jacob Cowing, Troy Franklin, Anthony Gould, Lideatrick Griffin, Marvin Harrison Jr., Jha’Quan Jackson, Cornelius Johnson, and Xavier Legette. Tight end spot see players like Erick All,

AJ Barner, Jaheim Bell, Brock Bowers, Devin Culp, Dallin Holker, Theo Johnson, Trey Knox, Tanner McLachlan, Ja’Tavion Sanders, Ben Sinnott, Cade Stover, Jack Westover, and Jared Wiley.

Offensive tackles for the NFL combine players like Isaiah Adams, Joe Alt, Kiran Amegadjie, Gottlieb Ayedze, Karsen Barnhart, Graham Barton, Cooper Beebe, Keaton Bills, Javion Cohen, Andrew Coker, Brandon Coleman, Frank Crum, Anim Dankwah, Ethan Driskell, Josiah Ezirim, Olumuyiwa Fashanu, and Troy Fautanu.

Notable linebackers are Michael Barrett, JD Bertrand, Tatum Bethune, Chris Braswell, Aaron Casey, Steele Chambers, Junior Colson, Khalid Duke, Tommy Eichenberg, Jaylan Ford, Jeremiah Trotter Jr., Zion Tupuola-Fetui, Dallas Turner, Edefuan Ulofoshio, Trevin Wallace, Nathaniel Watson, and Payton Wilson.

Defensive backs like Kris Abrams-Draine, Daijahn Anthony, Terrion Arnold, Cole Bishop, Beau Brade, Millard Bradford, Jarvis Brownlee Jr., Javon Bullard, Calen Bullock, Jaylon Carlies, Caelen Carson, Ryan Cooper Jr., and Cooper DeJean will be there as well.


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Maliha is an insightful sports writer with over a year of experience focusing on the NFL. Initially venturing into both NFL and NBA coverage, her journey began without a particular affinity for American football. However, her passion for the sport blossomed as she started following football more. Now, a huge NFL fan, Maliha meticulously follows every development within the league. She always wants to ensure her analysis is comprehensive and up-to-date to fellow readers.


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