NFL Combine Primer for the Seattle Seahawks
By Keith Myers
A complete primer for the NFL Combine including dates, times, workout schedules, press conference times, what to watch for, and more.
The NFL combine begins on Tuesday as the first of 330 NFL hopefuls arrive in Indianapolis for the weirdest job interview they’ll ever experience. As fans, the NFL gives us an interesting, though only partial, view into everything that goes on there.
Dates: March 1st – 6th
March 3rd – running backs, offensive linemen, and special teams
March 4th – quarterbacks, receivers, tight ends
March 5th– defensive linemen and linebackers
March 6th– defensive backs
There are 330 players who have been invited to the NFL combine. For the full list CLICK HERE. For the first time, players with domestic violence convictions will not be allowed to attend.
Where to watch
The best way to watch the combine is to tune in to the NFL network. They have live coverage and analysis throughout the entire event.
If that is not an option, you can always watch the NFL Combine Live Stream, which provides similar coverage but typically shows less of the press conferences than the TV network does.
What to watch for
The primary attraction of the NFL Combine are the physical tests. For information on what they are and what each tests for, check out the Combine Event Primer I posted earlier.
The other things that are important to watch are the press conferences. Both Pete Carroll and John Schneider are scheduled to meet with the press during the combine.
John Schneider: Wednesday, March 1st at noon (10:am Seattle time)
Pete Carroll: Thursday, March 2nd at noon (10:am Seattle time)
For a full list of all scheduled press conferences by team representatives, see the tweet below.
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What you don’t get to see
There are two parts of the NFL Combine that fans aren’t given access to. Unfortunately for us, these are the most important parts of the entire event.
The first is the medical tests. Each player gets a medical exam from any team that wants to poke and prod them. Players with known concerns, like a surgically repaired knee, will often end up having that knee examined by all 32 teams.
The other part are the interviews. These are rapid fire 10 minute conversations between the player and some representative from a team. Usually that representative is a position coach or area scout.