Over a weeks time, more than 300 prospects will converge on Lucas Oil Stadium which is home to the Indianapolis Colts, looking to impress during individual skills, strength, and conditioning drills.
The combine provides yet one more element of draft analysis in determining which players will wind up being the right fit for teams when draft day comes.
Saturday: Quarterbacks, wide receivers, tight ends workouts, 9 a.m.
In September of past year, there were more undrafted players on National Football League rosters (481) than first- and second-round picks combined (480), according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
Workouts: quarterbacks, wide receivers, tight ends, 3 p.m. -6 p.m.
Each player will take part in timed or measured testing in six general workout drills as well as a series of relevant position specific drills during the on-field portion of the combine.
Defensive linemen and linebackers arrive, go through medical pre-exams and preliminary interviews. Media interviews for defensive linemen and linebackers begin.
Defensive backs participate in bench press and address the media.
TV: Exclusively on live on NFL Network March 3-6, starting at 9 a.m E.T daily.
Sunday, March 5: Defensive linemen and linebackers go through on-field workouts.
DLs and LBs start physical measurements, medical examinations and interviews.
Groups 10-11 (DB) goes through measurements, medical examinations, and interviews.
DBs go through psychological testing, bench press and interviews.