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NFL Combine 2020 schedule, dates, workout times, records, invites & everything else to know

The schedule for the NFL Combine in 2020 has been adjusted to satisfy the league’s perpetual thirst for prime-time TV viewers and ratings.

The on-field workout portion of the NFL Draft scouting event traditionally had taken place through the mornings and early afternoons of Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday during Combine week. In 2020, those workouts will begin at 4 p.m. ET and end at 11 p.m. ET on the same days, with the exception being Sunday (2-7 p.m. ET). Now viewers can watch young men run around in tights while eating dinner rather than lunch.

As for the location of the 2020 NFL Combine, the scouting event will return to Indianapolis for the 34th consecutive year. It’s the only place the NFL Combine has ever been held.

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The aforementioned on-field drills still get the spotlight, but keep in mind the most important activities at the NFL Combine will take place away from the cameras. According to former NFL general manager and current Sporting News contributor Jeff Diamond, behind the scenes at the Combine will be “lots of conversations — legal and illegal under NFL rules — between general managers with their contract/salary cap guys often in tow; conversations with agents for soon-to-be free agents and for players already signed but targeted for pay cuts or release. There also are trade talks among teams looking to move/acquire players or improve draft spots.

“While the most important aspects of the Combine for players are physicals and interviews, the priorities for GMs are the agent chats in hotel rooms, bars, restaurants, coffee shops and skyways of Indianapolis … with greater privacy needed for the illegal discussions on other teams’ players who will soon hit the free-agency market.”

With that as the background, below is all you need to know about the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, including the TV schedule, the agenda for the players, the list of Combine invites and the drills they will be asked to perform on the field at Lucas Oil Stadium.

NFL Combine 2020 schedule, dates

The biggest change to the NFL Combine schedule for 2020 comes in the start times for on-field workouts Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Now the action will extend into and through primetime.

NFL Network, the exclusive TV channel for all on-field drills at the Combine, will present seven straight hours of workout coverage on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, the network will show all five hours of the last group’s (DB) drills. Host Rich Eisen and analyst/draft expert Daniel Jeremiah will anchor NFL Network’s Combine coverage with additional commentary from Charles Davis and others.

Below is the complete TV schedule for on-field workouts and drills at the 2020 NFL Combine.

Time
Group
TV channel
4-11 p.m. ET
TE, QB, WR
NFL Network
Time
Group
TV channel
4-11 p.m. ET
PK, ST, OL, RB
NFL Network
Time
Group
TV channel
4-11 p.m. ET
DL, LB
NFL Network
Time
Group
TV channel
2-7 p.m. ET
DB
NFL Network

The on-field workouts shown on TV, of course, are just the tip of the iceberg that is an NFL prospect’s Combine experience. For many players, the drills are the least relevant portion of the week.

A given prospect’s workout at the Combine comes after he has gone through orientation, interviews, measurements, a medical exam, more interviews, media obligations, more medical exams, a position coach interview, psychological testing, an NFLPA meeting, more interviews, the bench press and more psychological testing. This is technically a job interview, after all.

Below is the complete player schedule for all four groups at the 2020 NFL Combine, courtesy of NFLCombine.net.

NFL Combine player schedule

NFL Combine 2020 TV channel, live stream

Coverage of the 2020 NFL Combine — specifically the on-field workouts Thursday (4-11 p.m. ET), Friday (4-11 p.m. ET), Saturday (4-11 p.m. ET) and Sunday (2-7 p.m. ET) — will air exclusively on NFL Network. No other TV channel will show live NFL Combine coverage.

Those who don’t get NFL Network on TV, though, can live stream the 2020 NFL Combine for free on mobile devices and tablets via the NFL App or the NFL Network app.

The connected devices that allow access to the NFL App and, therefore, the 2020 NFL Combine are as follows:

Amazon Fire TVApple TVPS4Xbox OneRokuAndroid TV

NFL Combine 2020 invites

A total of 337 prospects were invited to the 2020 NFL Combine. The list of invites was determined by the Combine’s Player Selection Committee, which is made up of scouting service directors and members of various NFL player personnel departments.

How the invites are settled upon, per the Combine’s website: “All eligible players are reviewed and voted on by the committee members. Each athlete receiving the necessary number of votes, by position, is then extended an invitation. While it is not a perfect science, the goal of the committee is to invite every player that will be drafted in the ensuing NFL Draft.”

Below are the 337 players who were invited to the 2020 NFL Combine, in alphabetical order and organized by position group.

Quarterbacks

QB
College
Kelly Bryant
Missouri
Joe Burrow
LSU
Kevin Davidson
Princeton
Jacob Eason
Washington
Jake Fromm
Georgia
Anthony Gordon
Washington State
Justin Herbert
Oregon
Jalen Hurts
Oklahoma
Brian Lewerke
Michigan State
Jordan Love
Utah State
Jake Luton
Oregon State
Cole McDonald
Hawaii
Steven Montez
Colorado
James Morgan
Florida International
Shea Patterson
Michigan
Nate Stanley
Iowa
Tua Tagovailoa
Alabama

Running backs

RB
College
Salvon Ahmed
Washington
Cam Akers
Florida State
Jet Anderson
TCU
LeVante Bellamy
Western Michigan
Eno Benjamin
Arizona State
Raymond Calais
Louisiana-Lafayette
DeeJay Dallas
Miami
AJ Dillon
Boston College
J.K. Dobbins
Ohio State
Rico Dowdle
South Carolina
Clyde Edwards-Helaire
LSU
Darrynton Evans
Appalachian State
JaMycal Hasty
Baylor
Brian Herrien
Georgia
Tony Jones
Notre Dame
Joshua Kelley
UCLA
Javon Leake
Maryland
Benny LeMay
Charlotte
Anthony McFarland
Maryland
Zack Moss
Utah
Sewo Olonilua
TCU
La’Mical Perine
Florida
Scottie Phillips
Mississippi
James Robinson
Illinois State
D’Andre Swift
Georgia
J.J. Taylor
Arizona
Jonathan Taylor
Wisconsin
Patrick Taylor
Memphis
Ke’Shawn Vaughn
Vanderbilt
Mike Warren
Cincinnati

Wide receivers

WR
College
Brandon Aiyuk
Arizona State
Omar Bayless
Arkansas State
Lynn Bowden
Kentucky
Tony Brown
Colorado
Lawrence Cager
Georgia
Marquez Callaway
Tennessee
Quintez Cephus
Wisconsin
Chase Claypool
Notre Dame
Tyrie Cleveland
Florida
Isaiah Coulter
Rhode Island
Gabriel Davis
UCF
Quartney Davis
Texas A&M
Devin Duvernay
Texas
Bryan Edwards
South Carolina
Chris Finke
Notre Dame
Aaron Fuller
Washington
Antonio Gandy-Golden
Liberty
Antonio Gibson
Memphis
Stephen Guidry
Mississippi State
KJ Hamler
Penn State
Tee Higgins
Clemson
John Hightower
Boise State
K.J. Hill
Ohio State
Isaiah Hodgins
Oregon State
Trishton Jackson
Syracuse
Justin Jefferson
LSU
Van Jefferson
Florida
Jauan Jennings
Tennessee
Jerry Jeudy
Alabama
Collin Johnson
Texas
Juwan Johnson
Oregon
Tyler Johnson
Minnesota
CeeDee Lamb
Oklahoma
Kalija Lipscomb
Vanderbilt
Austin Mack
Ohio State
Denzel Mims
Baylor
Darnell Mooney
Tulane
K.J. Osborn
Miami
Aaron Parker
Rhode Island
Dezmon Patmon
Washington State
Donovan Peoples-Jones
Michigan
Malcolm Perry
Navy
Michael Pittman
USC
James Proche
SMU
Jalen Reagor
TCU
Joe Reed
Virginia
Kendrick Rogers
Texas A&M
Henry Ruggs III
Alabama
Laviska Shenault Jr.
Colorado
Darrell Stewart
Michigan State
Freddie Swain
Florida
Jeff Thomas
Miami
Ben Victor
Ohio State
Quez Watkins
Southern Miss
Cody White
Michigan State

Tight ends

TE
College
Devin Asiasi
UCLA
Jacob Breeland
Oregon
Harrison Bryant
Florida Atlantic
Hunter Bryant
Washington
Josiah Deguara
Cincinnati
Brycen Hopkins
Purdue
Dalton Keene
Virginia Tech
Cole Kmet
Notre Dame
Sean McKeon
Michigan
Thaddeus Moss
LSU
C.J. O’Grady
Arkansas
Albert Okwuegbunam
Missouri
Colby Parkinson
Stanford
Jared Pinkney
Vanderbilt
Stephen Sullivan
LSU
Charlie Taumoepeau
Portland State
Adam Trautman
Dayton
Mitchell Wilcox
South Florida
Charlie Woerner
Georgia
Dom Wood-Anderson
Tennessee

Offensive linemen

OL
College
Trey Adams
Washington
Hakeem Adeniji
Kansas
Tremayne Anchrum
Clemson
Ben Bartch
St. John’s (Minn.)
Mekhi Becton
Louisville
Tyler Biadasz
Wisconsin
Ben Bredeson
Michigan
Cohl Cabral
Arizona State
Saahdiq Charles
LSU
Cameron Clark
Charlotte
Ezra Cleveland
Boise State
Trystan Colon-Castillo
Missouri
Lloyd Cushenberry
LSU
Jack Driscoll
Auburn
Yasir Durant
Missouri
Jake Hanson
Oregon
Nick Harris
Washington
Charlie Heck
UNC
Matt Hennessy
Temple
Justin Herron
Wake Forest
Robert Hunt
Louisiana-Lafayette
Keith Ismael
San Diego State
Cordel Iwuagwu
TCU
Austin Jackson
USC
Jonah Jackson
Ohio State
Joshua Jones
Houston
Solomon Kindley
Georgia
Shane Lemieux
Oregon
Damien Lewis
LSU
Colton McKivitz
West Virginia
John Molchon
Boise State
Kyle Murphy
Rhode Island
Netane Muti
Fresno State
Lucas Niang
TCU
Mike Onwenu
Michigan
Matt Peart
Connecticut
Tyre Phillips
Mississippi State
Danny Pinter
Ball State
Cesar Ruiz
Michigan
Jon Runyan
Michigan
John Simpson
Clemson
Terence Steele
Texas Tech
Logan Stenberg
Kentucky
Simon Stepaniak
Indiana
Alex Taylor
South Carolina State
Andrew Thomas
Georgia
Calvin Throckmorton
Oregon
Prince Tega Wanogho
Auburn
Darryl Williams
Mississippi State
Jedrick Wills
Alabama
Isaiah Wilson
Georgia
Tristan Wirfs
Iowa

Defensive linemen

DL
College
McTelvin Agim
Arkansas
Bradlee Anae
Utah
Ross Blacklock
TCU
Derrick Brown
Auburn
Josiah Coatney
Mississippi
Kendall Coleman
Syracuse
Darrion Daniels
Nebraska
Marlon Davidson
Auburn
Carlos Davis
Nebraska
Khalil Davis
Nebraska
Raekwon Davis
Alabama
Jordan Elliott
Missouri
A.J. Epenesa
Iowa
Leki Fotu
Utah
Neville Gallimore
Oklahoma
Jonathan Garvin
Miami
Trevis Gipson
Tulsa
Jonathan Greenard
Florida
Yetur Gross-Matos
Penn State
DaVon Hamilton
Ohio State
LaDarius Hamilton
North Texas
Alex Highsmith
Charlotte
Trevon Hill
Miami
Benito Jones
Mississippi
Khalid Kareem
Notre Dame
Javon Kinlaw
South Carolina
Rashard Lawrence II
LSU
James Lynch
Baylor
Justin Madubuike
Texas A&M
Larrell Murchison
North Carolina State
Julian Okwara
Notre Dame
John Penisini
Utah
Chauncey Rivers
Mississippi State
Malcolm Roach
Texas
Alton Robinson
Syracuse
Qaadir Sheppard
Mississippi
James Smith-Williams
North Carolina State
Jason Strowbridge
UNC
Derrek Tuszka
North Dakota State
Broderick Washington
Texas Tech
Kenny Willekes
Michigan State
Raequan Williams
Michigan State
Rob Windsor
Penn State
D.J. Wonnum
South Carolina
Chase Young
Ohio State
Jabari Zuniga
Florida

Linebackers

LB
College
Joe Bachie
Michigan State
Markus Bailey
Purdue
Zack Baun
Wisconsin
Francis Bernard
Utah
Daniel Bituli
Tennessee
Shaun Bradley
Temple
Jordan Brooks
Texas Tech
Cameron Brown
Penn State
K’Lavon Chaisson
LSU
Nick Coe
Auburn
Carter Coughlin
Minnesota
Akeem Davis-Gaither
Appalachian State
Michael Divinity
LSU
Troy Dye
Oregon
Tipa Galeai
Utah State
Cale Garrett
Missouri
Willie Gay Jr.
Mississippi State
Scoota Harris
Arkansas
Malik Harrison
Ohio State
Khaleke Hudson
Michigan
Anfernee Jennings
Alabama
Clay Johnston
Baylor
Azur Kamara
Kansas
Terrell Lewis
Alabama
Jordan Mack
Virginia
Kamal Martin
Minnesota
Kenneth Murray
Oklahoma
Dante Olson
Montana
Jacob Phillips
LSU
Michael Pinckney
Miami
Shaquille Quarterman
Miami
Patrick Queen
LSU
Chapelle Russell
Temple
Isaiah Simmons
Clemson
Justin Strnad
Wake Forest
Darrell Taylor
Tennessee
Davion Taylor
Colorado
Casey Toohill
Stanford
Josh Uche
Michigan
Mykal Walker
Fresno State
Curtis Weaver
Boise State
Evan Weaver
California
Logan Wilson
Wyoming
David Woodward
Utah State

Defensive backs

DB
College
Damon Arnette
Ohio State
Grayland Arnold
Baylor
Trajan Bandy
Miami
Essang Bassey
Wake Forest
Julian Blackmon
Utah
Antoine Brooks Jr.
Maryland
Myles Bryant
Washington
Terrell Burgess
Utah
Shyheim Carter
Alabama
Jeremy Chinn
Southern Illinois
Nevelle Clarke
UCF
Rodney Clemons
SMU
Brian Cole II
Mississippi State
Kamren Curl
Arkansas
Cameron Dantzler
Mississippi State
Ashtyn Davis
California
Javaris Davis
Auburn
Grant Delpit
LSU
Trevon Diggs
Alabama
Kyle Dugger
Lenoir-Rhyne
Jalen Elliott
Notre Dame
Jordan Fuller
Ohio State
Kristian Fulton
LSU
Alohi Gilman
Notre Dame
Jeff Gladney
TCU
A.J. Green
Oklahoma State
Javelin K. Guidry
Utah
Bryce Hall
Virginia
Harrison Hand
Temple
Jaylinn Hawkins
California
C.J. Henderson
Florida
Lavert Hill
Michigan
Darnay Holmes
UCLA
Noah Igbinoghene
Auburn
Dane Jackson
Pittsburgh
Lamar Jackson
Nebraska
Jaylon Johnson
Utah
Brandon Jones
Texas
BoPete Keyes
Tulane
Xavier McKinney
Alabama
Josh Metellus
Michigan
Chris Miller
Baylor
Tanner Muse
Clemson
Michael Ojemudia
Iowa
Jeff Okudah
Ohio State
James Pierre
Florida Atlantic
Troy Pride
Notre Dame
J.R. Reed
Georgia
John Reid
Penn State
Amik Robertson
Louisiana Tech
Reggie Robinson II
Tulsa
Stanford Samuels
Florida State
Josiah Scott
Michigan State
L’Jarius Sneed
Louisiana Tech
Geno Stone
Iowa
A.J. Terrell
Clemson
Daniel Thomas
Auburn
Stantley Thomas-Oliver
Florida International
Kindle Vildor
Georgia Southern
K’Von Wallace
Clemson
Antoine Winfield Jr.
Minnesota

Specialists

Player
Position
College
Tyler Bass
K
Georgia Southern
Rodrigo Blankenship
K
Georgia
Joseph Charlton
P
South Carolina
Blake Ferguson
LS
LSU
Sterling Hofrichter
P
Syracuse
Braden Mann
P
Texas A&M
JJ Molson
K
UCLA
Alex Pechin
P
Bucknell
Arryn Siposs
P
Auburn
Tommy Townsend
P
Florida
Michael Turk
P
Arizona State
Steven Wirtel
LS
Iowa State

NFL Combine drills

For now, the bench press remains in place as one of the customary workouts at the NFL Combine, meaning all players will go through the same seven general drills — 40-yard dash, bench press, vertical jump, broad jump, three-cone drill, 20-yard shuttle, 60-yard shuttle — in 2020.

New this year, though, will be changes to a handful of position-specific drills with entertainment value in mind. (Again, the league is aiming for better TV ratings.) From Sports Illustrated’s Kalyn Kahler:

“Roughly eight or nine position-specific drills have been cut from the workouts and replaced with the same number of new drills. The committee decided to add timing to some existing drills like the gauntlet, and the defensive backs’ W drill, in order to make the workouts more entertaining for fans tuning in to the NFL Network’s broadcast. …

“Some of the new drills include a smoke route for quarterbacks and wide receivers. A smoke route is a short route, a one-step hitch that is popular in run pass option plays which are now a staple of NFL offenses. The smoke route is usually used on the backside of a run play as a bail out for the quarterback when the run look isn’t there. This drill will also be timed, from the quarterback’s hands to the receiver’s hands.”

Per Kahler’s report, there will also be new drills for tight ends and linemen, including a figure eight pass-rush drill for D-linemen.

The timed “Figure 8” drill will be a new addition for DL at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Prospects are to stay as close to the hoop as possible. There’s an object on the ground for them to grab while staying on the move, which shows their bend/flexibility.

Here’s an example: pic.twitter.com/ZxR7Lphejz

— Jordan Reid (@JReidNFL) February 20, 2020

NFL Combine records

Below are the best numbers for the core NFL Combine events — 40-yard dash, bench press, vertical jump, broad jump, three-cone drill, 20-yard shuttle and 60-yard shuttle — since 2006, or what the league calls “recent” history.

The NFL does not keep Combine records, so these marks are unofficial.

MORE: Complete NFL Combine records

Bench press

Record holder: Stephen Paea, DT, 2011
Repetitions (225 pounds): 49

Top five since 2006:

Rank
Player
Reps
Pos.
Year
1.
Stephen Paea
49
DT
2011
2.
Mitch Petrus
45
OL
2010
T3.
Jeff Owens
44
DT
2010
T3.
Dontari Poe
44
DT
2012
T5.
Russell Bodine
42
C
2014
T5.
Harrison Phillips
42
DT
2018
T5.
Tank Tyler
42
DL
2007

Vertical jump

Record holder: Chris Conley, WR, 2015 / Donald Washington, CB, 2009
Height: 45.0″

Top five since 2006:

Rank
Player
Height
Pos.
Year
T1.
Chris Conley
45.0
WR
2015
T1.
Donald Washington
45.0
CB
2009
3.
Byron Jones
44.5
CB
2015
T4.
A.J. Jefferson
44.0
CB
2010
T4.
Obi Melifonwu
44.0
S
2017
T4.
Juan Thornhill
44.0
S
2019

Broad jump

Record holder: Byron Jones, DB, 2015
Length: 12’3″

Top five since 2006:

Rank
Player
Length
Pos.
Year
1.
Byron Jones
12’3″
CB
2015
T2.
Obi Melifonwu
11’9″
S
2017
T2.
Emanuel Hall
11’9″
WR
2019
T2.
Juan Thornhill
11’9″
S
2019
5.
Miles Boykin
11’8″
WR
2019

Three-cone drill

Record holder: J.T. Thomas, CB, 2018
Time: 6.28 seconds

Top five since 2006:

Rank
Player
Time
Pos.
Year
1.
Jordan Thomas
6.28
CB
2018
2.
Jeffrey Maehl
6.42
WR
2011
3.
Buster Skrine
6.44
DB
2011
T4.
Scott Long
6.45
WR
2010
T4.
David Long
6.45
CB
2019

20-yard shuttle

Record holder: Jason Allen, CB, 2006 / Brandin Cooks, WR, 2014
Time: 3.81 seconds

Top five since 2006:

Rank
Player
Time
Pos.
Year
T1.
Brandin Cooks
3.81
WR
2014
T1.
Jason Allen
3.81
CB
2006
3.
Bobby McCain
3.82
CB
2015
4.
B.W. Webb
3.84
CB
2013
T5.
Justin Simmons
3.85
FS
2016
T5.
Desmond Trufant
3.85
CB
2013

60-yard shuttle

Record holder: Shelton Gibson, WR, 2017
Time: 10.71 seconds

Top five since 2006:

Rank
Player
Time
Pos.
Year
1.
Shelton Gibson
10.71
WR
2017
T2.
Brandin Cooks
10.72
WR
2014
T2.
Avonte Maddox
10.72
CB
2018
T4.
Jamell Fleming
10.75
CB
2012
T4.
Buster Skrine
10.75
DB
2011

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