NFL combine 2022: More changes announced as prospects will reside in a ‘bubble’ during time in Indianapolis

NFL: MAR 02 Scouting Combine
Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

After a one-year hiatus, the NFL will once again hold its annual scouting combine from Indianapolis. But this year’s combine will be different from the ones that were held in a pre-COVID world. 

On Saturday, the combine informed prospects that they are permitted to invite one “medical support person” — essentially a trainer — that must be fully vaccinated. All meals and snacks will be provided by the combine, as prospects will spend their time in Indianapolis in a “bubble” environment, with limited exceptions. Players who violate the combine’s new policies will be disqualified from further participation and will be sent home, according to a memo attained by NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. 

Along with the new COVID-related policies, the combine has also revamped it workout schedule. The combine, which will begin on Tuesday, March 1, will have players do measurements, bench press and on-field workouts during the same day. In previous combines, measurements, bench press and on-field workouts were performed on separate days. 

The changes to the workout schedules has led to skepticism from both prospect agents as well as NFL team executives. 

“You’re gonna have guys afraid to get hurt,” an AFC team executive said in a story written by CBS Sports NFL Insider Jonathan Jones

Prospects will spend four days in Indianapolis. Medical exams will take up the first day, followed by media interviews on the second day. Measurement, bench and workouts will take place on the third day before players depart on the fourth day. Prospects will also get a chance to speak with NFL teams in preparation for the upcoming draft. 

Source link

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button