Beginning Saturday, January 28th, the NFL will hold a series of eight regional scouting combines concluding with a national “secondary” combine at the end of March.
The eight regional combines will be held in Los Angeles (Jan. 28), Houston (Feb 4), Baltimore (Feb 11), Tampa Bay (Feb 18), New York (Feb 25), Atlanta (Mar 10-11), and Cleveland (Mar 17). Players who generate interest at a regional combine may be invited to participate at an additional national combine on March 30th and 31st in Detroit, Michigan.
The additional NFL scouting combines will not feature players who have been invited to the NFL Combine on February 22nd at Lucas Oil Stadium. The regional combines are intended as an avenue for players with NCAA experience who are not invited to the main NFL Combine to showcase their talents in front of NFL scouts and front office personnel. The regional combines allow NFL teams a better opportunity at evaluating scattered potential NFL talent, while also allowing late-blooming, comeback, and overlooked players an opportunity to be evaluated by all 32 NFL teams in one place.