The 2021 NFL Combine in Indianapolis has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The NFL memo reported in full by Adam Schefter states that the NFL is developing a plan to obtain comprehensive medicals on all invited participants. The memo also states that club interviews and psychological testing will be done virtually and will be coordinated by the NFL. Universities will be asked to help to provide media interviews for invited prospects with NFL broadcast partners.
On the topic of athletic testing, the memo states:
“There will be no in-person workouts at the Combine. Instead, any workouts will take place on the individual pro days on college campuses. We will work with the schools to encourage consistency in testing and drills across pro days and ensure that all clubs have access to video from those workouts, irrespective of whether the club is represented at a particular workout. Rules governing timing and testing of draft eligible players with club personnel attendance at pro days will be sent in a separate Player Personnel memorandum.”
NFL Combine Results will attempt to gather all data from these officially regulated pro days, as we normally would.
Adam Schefter at ESPN has reported that the NFL will decide later this week whether or not the NFL Combine will be held in 2021. In a typical year, we would see the NFL Combine dates announced in early January.
There have been reports that combine invitations have been sent to declaring seniors which creates some optimism, however the same report also mentions rumors circulating that the NFL’s Chief Medical Officer has recommended that the NFL cancel the NFL combine entirely due to the global pandemic. The NFL is set to decide the fate of the 2021 NFL Combine later this week.
When the decision is made on the 2021 NFL Combine, the schedule will be posted. In the event of cancellation or alteration, those plans will be announced and we will plan to gather and present any data that is available.
We have completed a major data update that includes Pro Day information for a large number of players. We have also updated some previously missing data and added previously missing players to the database.
Data Updates Include:
Missing Combine Scores and Times for 2019 Players
Missing Players from the 2019 class and previous years