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2016 NFL Scouting Combine: Schedule, TV coverage, online streaming, invite list, drills and more

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The 2016 NFL scouting combine starts today, Tuesday February 23, with the first groups of players arriving in Indianapolis to start the week-long tests, interviews, examinations and more. The combine runs through Monday, February 29.

The combine is the primary pre-draft evaluation event for the NFl, with a total of 332 prospects going through athletic tests, interviews and medical examinations. While the tests will be most visible and therefore the most scrutinized aspect of the combine, teams tend to value medical examinations and interviews a lot more. This is where players get to talk about their off-field issues, and their ability to absorb an NFL playbook.

Still, the workouts are important. The NFL has players go through six drills:

40-yard dash: used to measure straight-line speed. Most high-profile and arguably least useful part of the testing process. Cornerbacks and wide receivers are the two position for which this matters the most, but the 10-yard split is a useful measurement of explosiveness for a lot of positions as well.

Bench press: I stand corrected, this is the most useless part of the testing process. It's testing how many times a player can lift a 225-lbs. weight. The only thing people can maybe tell is how well a player trained for this specific event.

Vertical jump: See how high a player can jump vertically from a static position. Decent measure of explosiveness off the ball, particularly useful for defensive linemen/pass rushers.

Broad jump: Similar to the vertical jump, except the jump is horizontal instead of vertical. Like the vertical jump, it measures explosiveness and is useful for defensive linemen and pass rushers.

3-cone drill: Tries to test the ability to change direction quickly in short areas by having an athlete run a specific route around a bunch of cones. Good measure of short-area agility, most useful for pass rushers, but relevant for every position.

Shuttle run: Go back and forth between a few cones, touching the ground at each stop. Tests lateral quickness and short-area burst. Especially important for running backs, defensive linemen and offensive linemen, but relevant for every position.

The combine will be covered live by NFL Network throughout the week, and you should be able to stream the coverage online at this link. The list of invited players is here, and embedded at the bottom of this post. Players are divided into groups and will come into the combine at different points in the week, going through the process at different schedules. The schedule is below.

NFL Scouting Combine Schedule

Group 1 (PK, ST, OL), Group 2 (OL), Group 3 (RB)

Tuesday: Travel to Indianapolis* ~ Registration ~ Hospital Pre-Exam & X-rays ~ Orientation ~ Interviews

Wednesday: Measurements ~ Medical Examinations ~ Media ~ Interviews

Thursday: NFLPA Meeting ~ Psychological Testing ~ PK/ST Workout ~ Bench Press ~ Interviews

Friday: On-Field Workout (timing, stations, skill drills) ~ Departure from Indianapolis

Group 4 (QB, WO), Group 5 (QB, WO), Group 6 (TE)

Wednesday: Travel to Indianapolis* ~ Registration ~ Hospital Pre-Exam & X-rays ~ Orientation ~ Interviews

Thursday: Measurements ~ Medical Examinations ~ Media ~ Interviews

Friday: NFLPA Meeting ~ Psychological Testing ~ Bench Press ~ Interviews

Saturday: On-Field Workout (timing, stations, skill drills) ~ Departure from Indianapolis

Group 7 (DL), Group 8 (DL), Group 9 (LB)

Thursday: Travel to Indianapolis* ~ Registration ~ Hospital Pre-Exam & X-rays ~ Orientation ~ Interviews

Friday: Measurements ~ Medical Examinations ~ Media ~ Interviews

Saturday: NFLPA Meeting ~ Psychological Testing ~ Bench Press ~ Interviews

Sunday: On-Field Workout (timing, stations, skill drills) ~ Departure from Indianapolis

Group 10 (DB), Group 11 (DB)

Friday: Travel to Indianapolis ~ Registration ~ Hospital Pre-Exam & X-rays ~ Orientation ~ Interviews

Saturday: Measurements ~ Medical Examinations ~ Media ~ Interviews

Sunday: NFLPA Meeting ~ Psychological Testing ~ Bench Press ~ Interviews

Monday: On-Field Workout (timing, stations, skill drills) ~ Departure from Indiana

List of invited players


Vernon Adams, Oregon
Brandon Allen, Arkansas
Trevone Boykin, TCU 
Jacoby Brissett, NC State
Connor Cook, Michigan State
Brandon Doughty, Western Kentucky
Jeff Driskel, Louisiana Tech
Jared Goff, Cal
Christian Hackenberg, Penn State
Kevin Hogan, Stanford
Cardale Jones, Ohio State
Cody Kessler, USC
Paxton Lynch, Memphis
Dak Prescott, Mississippi State
Joel Stave, Wisconsin
Nate Sudfeld, Indiana
Carson Wentz, North Dakota State
Josh Woodrum, Liberty

Running backs

Peyton Barber, Auburn
Devontae Booker, Utah
Tra Carson, Texas A&M
Alex Collins, Arkansas
Marshaun Coprich, Illinois State
Kenneth Dixon, Louisiana Tech
Kenyan Drake, Alabama
Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State
Tyler Ervin, San Jose State
Josh Ferguson, Illinois
Glenn Gronkowski (FB), Kansas State
Derrick Henry, Alabama
Quayvon Hicks (FB), Georgia
Jordan Howard, Indiana
Andy Janovich (FB), Nebraska
Devon Johnson, Marshall
Daniel Lasco, Cal
Tre Madden, USC
Keith Marshall, Georgia
Paul Perkins, UCLA
C.J. Prosise, Notre Dame
Wendell Smallwood, West Virginia
Kelvin Taylor, Florida
Shad Thornton, NC State
Soma Vainuku (FB), USC
Dan Vitale (FB), Northwestern
DeAndre Washington, Texas Tech
Brandon Wilds, South Carolina
Jonathan Williams, Arkansas

Wide receivers

Bralon Addison, Oregon
Geronimo Allison, Illinois
DeMarcus Ayers, Houston
Tyler Boyd, Pittsburgh
Chris Brown, Notre Dame
Aaron Burbridge, Michigan State
Devon Cajuste, Stanford
Leonte Carroo, Rutgers
Corey Coleman, Baylor
Pharoh Cooper, South Carolina
Cody Core, Ole Miss
Trevor Davis, California
Josh Doctson, TCU
D.J. Foster, Arizona State
Will Fuller, Notre Dame
Keyarris Garrett, Tulsa
Rashard Higgins, Colorado State
Johnny Holton, Cincinnati
Cayleb Jones, Arizona
Kenny Lawler, Cal
Roger Lewis, Bowling Green
Kolby Listenbee, TCU
Ricardo Louis, Auburn
Byron Marshall, Oregon
Jalin Marshall, Ohio State
Mekale McKay, Cincinnati
Braxton Miller, Ohio State
Malcolm Mitchell, Georgia
Chris Moore, Cincinnati
Marquez North, Tennessee
Jordan Payton, UCLA
Charone Peake, Clemson
Demarcus Robinson, Florida
Alonzo Russell, Toledo
Rashawn Scott, Miami (FL)
Hunter Sharp, Utah State
Tajae Sharpe, UMass
Sterling Shepard, Oklahoma
Nelson Spruce, Colorado
Michael Thomas, Ohio State
Laquon Treadwell, Ole Miss
D'haquille Williams, Auburn
De'Runnya Wilson, Mississippi State

Tight Ends

Jerell Adams, South Carolina
Stephen Anderson, Cal
Ben Braunecker, Harvard
Thomas Duarte, UCLA
David Grinnage, NC State
Temarrick Hemingway, South Carolina State
Hunter Henry, Arkansas
Tyler Higbee, Western Kentucky
Austin Hooper, Stanford
Ryan Malleck, Virginia Tech
Jake McGee, Florida
David Morgan, UTSA
Beau Sandland, Montana State
Nick Vannett, Ohio State
Bryce Williams, East Carolina

Offensive Linemen

Vadal Alexander (OG), LSU
Jack Allen (C), Michigan State
Willie Beavers (OT), Western Michigan
Caleb Benenoch (OT), UCLA
Austin Blythe (C), Iowa
Evan Boehm (C), Missouri
Jake Brendel (C), UCLA
Joe Cheek (OG), Texas A&M
Le'Raven Clark (OT), Texas Tech
Shon Coleman (OT), Auburn
Jack Conklin (OT), Michigan State
Fahn Cooper (OT), Ole Miss
Joe Dahl (OG), Washington State
Taylor Decker (OT), Ohio State
Spencer Drango (OG), Baylor
Parker Ehinger (OG), Cincinnati
Joshua Garnett (OG), Stanford
Graham Glasgow (C), Michigan
Darrell Greene (OG), San Diego State
Joe Haeg (OT), North Dakota State
Jerald Hawkins (OT), LSU
Germain Ifedi (OG), Texas A&M
Dominick Jackson (OG), Alabama
Tyler Johnstone (OT), Oregon
Nila Kasitati (OG), Oklahoma
Ryan Kelly (C), Alabama
Denver Kirkland (OT), Arkansas
Alex Lewis (OT), Nebraska
Nick Martin (OG), Notre Dame
Tyler Marz (OT), Wisconsin
Connor McGovern (OG), Missouri
Kyle Murphy (OT), Stanford
Stephane Nembot (OT), Colorado
Rees Odhiambo (OG), Boise State
Alex Redmond (OG), UCLA
Dominique Robertson (OT), West Georgia
Isaac Seumalo (OG), Oregon State
Brandon Shell (OT), South Carolina
Matt Skura (C), Duke
Pearce Slater (OT), San Diego State
Jason Spriggs (OT), Indiana
Ronnie Stanley (OT), Notre Dame
John Theus (OT), Georgia
Joe Thuney (OT), North Carolina State
Cole Toner (OT), Harvard
Sebastian Tretola (OG), Arkansas
Max Tuerk (C), USC
Laremy Tunsil (OT), Ole Miss
Halapoulivaati Vaitai (OT), TCU
Chris Westerman (OG), Arizona
Cody Whitehair (OG), Kansas State
Avery Young (OT), Auburn

Defensive linemen

Mehdi Abdesmad (DE), Boston College
Sterling Bailey (DE), Georgia
Jimmy Bean (DE), Oklahoma State
Andrew Billings (DT), Baylor
Ronald Blair (DE), Appalachian State
Joey Bosa (DE), Ohio State
DeForest Buckner (DE), Oregon
Jonathan Bullard (DT), Florida
Vernon Butler (DT), Louisiana Tech
Shilique Calhoun (DE), Michigan State
Kenny Clark (DT), UCLA
Maliek Collins (DT), Nebraska
Kamalei Correa (DE), Boise State
James Cowser (DE), Southern Utah
Sheldon Day (DT), Notre Dame
Kevin Dodd (DE), Clemson
Jason Fanaika (DE), Utah
Adam Gotsis (DT), Georgia Tech
Javon Hargrave (DT), South Carolina State
Joel Heath (DT), Michigan State
Willie Henry (DT), Michigan
Matt Ioannidis (DT), Temple
Branden Jackson (DE), Texas Tech
Quinton Jefferson (DT), Maryland
Austin Johnson (DT), Penn State
Chris Jones (DT), Mississippi State
Matt Judon (DE), Grand Valley State
Ufomba Kamalu (DE), Miami (FL)
Bronson Kaufusi (DE), BYU
Darius Latham (DT), Indiana
Nile Lawrence-Stample (DT), Florida State
Shaq Lawson (DE), Clemson
Dean Lowry (DE), Northwestern
Luther Maddy (DT), Virginia Tech
Chris Mayes (DT), Georgia
Alex McCalister (DE), Florida
Carl Nassib (DE), Penn State
Giorgio Newberry (DE), Florida State
Dadi Nicolas (DE), Virginia Tech
Robert Nkemdiche (DT), Ole Miss
Shawn Oakman (DE), Baylor
Emmanuel Ogbah (DE), Oklahoma State
Romeo Okwara (DE), Notre Dame
Drew Ott (DE), Iowa
D.J. Pettway (DE), Alabama
Sheldon Rankins (DT), Louisville
D.J. Reader (DT), Clemson
Jarran Reed (DT), Alabama
Hassan Ridgeway (DT), Texas
A'Shawn Robinson (DT), Alabama
DeVaunte Sigler (DT), Jacksonville State 
Charles Tapper (DE), Oklahoma
Lawrence Thomas (DT), Michigan State
Ron Thompson (DE), Syracuse
Vincent Valentine (DT), Nebraska
Jihad Ward (DT), Illinois
Adolphus Washington (DT), Ohio State
Antwaun Woods (DT), USC
Connor Wujciak (DT), Boston College
Anthony Zettel (DT), Penn State


Dominique Alexander (ILB), Oklahoma
Devante Bond (OLB), Oklahoma
Kentrell Brothers (OLB), Missouri
Beniquez Brown (OLB), Mississippi State
De'Vondre Campbell (OLB), Minnesota
Su'a Cravens (OLB), USC
Steven Daniels (ILB), Boston College
Kyler Fackrell (OLB), Utah State
Travis Feeney (OLB), Washington
Leonard Floyd (OLB), Georgia
Josh Forrest (ILB), Kentucky
Kris Frost (OLB), Auburn
B.J. Goodson (OLB), Clemson
Myles Jack (OLB), UCLA
Jordan Jenkins (OLB), Georgia
C.J. Johnson (ILB), Ole Miss
Deion Jones (OLB), LSU
Raphael Kirby (ILB), Miami (FL)
Nick Kwiatkoski (ILB), West Virginia
Darron Lee (OLB), Ohio State
Cory Littleton (OLB), Washington
Steve Longa (OLB), Rutgers
Curt Maggitt (OLB), Tennessee
Blake Martinez (ILB), Stanford
Tyler Matakevich (OLB), Temple
Cassanova McKinzy (ILB), Auburn
Antonio Morrison (ILB), Florida
Yannick Ngakoue (OLB), Maryland
Jared Norris (ILB), Utah
Victor Ochi (OLB), Stony Brook
Montese Overton (OLB), East Carolina
Gionni Paul (OLB), Utah
Joshua Perry (ILB), Ohio State
Reggie Ragland (ILB), Alabama
Joe Schobert (OLB), Wisconsin
Jaylon Smith (OLB), Notre Dame
Terrance Smith (ILB), Florida State
Noah Spence (OLB), Eastern Kentucky
Eric Striker (OLB), Oklahoma
Nick Vigil (ILB), Utah State
Stephen Weatherly (OLB), Vanderbilt
Scooby Wright III (ILB), Arizona


Mackensie Alexander, Clemson 
Eli Apple, Ohio State 
Briean Boddy-Calhoun  Minnesota 
James Bradberry, Samford 
Anthony Brown, Purdue 
Artie Burns, Miami (FL) 
Juston Burris, NC State 
Taveze Calhoun, Mississippi State 
Maurice Canady, Virginia 
Ken Crawley, Colorado 
DeAndre Elliott, Colorado State 
Kendall Fuller, Virginia Tech 
Vernon Hargreaves, Florida 
De'Vante Harris, Texas A&M 
Xavien Howard, Baylor 
William Jackson III, Houston 
Cyrus Jones, Alabama 
Jonathan Jones, Auburn 
Harlan Miller, Southeastern Louisiana 
Eric Murray, Minnesota 
Kevin Peterson, Oklahoma State 
Jimmy Pruitt, San Jose State 
Jalen Ramsey, Florida State 
Will Redmond, Mississippi State 
Rashard Robinson, LSU 
Keivarae Russell, Notre Dame 
Zack Sanchez, Oklahoma 
Kevon Seymour, USC 
Leshaun Sims, Southern Utah 
Ryan Smith, North Carolina Central 
Cleveland Wallace, San Jose State 
D.J. White, Georgia Tech 
Brandon Williams, Texas A&M 
Daryl Worley, West Virginia
Tavon Young, Temple


Vonn Bell (FS), Ohio State 
LaMarcus Brutus (SS), Florida State 
Deon Bush (S), Miami (Fla.) 
Tevin Carter (SS), Utah 
Jeremy Cash (SS), Duke 
Sean Davis (SS), Maryland 
K.J. Dillon (S), West Virginia 
Kavon Frazier (FS), Central Michigan 
T.J. Green (FS), Clemson 
Deiondre' Hall (S), Northern Iowa 
DeAndre Houston-Carson (S), William & Mary 
Karl Joseph (S), West Virginia 
Jayron Kearse (S), Clemson 
Miles Killebrew (SS), Southern Utah 
Derrick Kindred (FS), TCU 
Jordan Lomax (FS), Iowa 
Jordan Lucas (SS), Penn State 
Jalen Mills (FS), LSU 
Keanu Neal (SS), Florida 
Tyvis Powell (FS), Ohio State 
Elijah Shumate (S), Notre Dame 
Justin Simmons (FS), Boston College 
A.J. Stamps (FS), Kentucky 
Darian Thompson (S), Boise State


Roberto Aguayo (K), Florida State
Brad Craddock (K), Maryland
Riley Dixon (P), Syracuse
Lac Edwards (P), Sam Houston State
Ka'imi Fairbairn (K), UCLA
Tom Hackett (P), Utah
Drew Kaser (P), Texas A&M
Marshall Koehn (K), Iowa
Jimmy Landes (LS), Baylor
John Lunsford (K), Liberty
Will Monday (P), Duke
Nick O'Toole (P), West Virginia
Jaden Oberkrom (K), TCU