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2016 NFL Draft: Mid-Round Sleepers Who Can Start Right Away

The 2016 NFL draft is drawing ever closer, and with the regular season and Senior Bowl week finally in the books, teams will now turn their attention toward the NFL Scouting Combine and pro day workouts to evaluate this year's crop of...Show More Summary

NFL Will Require Prospects to Submit to Background Checks Before Draft Events

The NFL will reportedly be investigating prospects leading up to the draft. At least, it will be if said prospects plan on actually attending the NFL Scouting Combine or the draft itself. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reported Tuesday...Show More Summary

New NFL policy requires prospects to authorize background check

Before the NFL can determine whether draft prospects should be barred from the Scouting Combine or other league-related draft events for certain criminal offenses, the NFL must be able to make that determination. Before the NFL can make that determination, the NFL must be able to investigate the prospect. Before that can happen, the prospect…

League Bars Violent Offenders From Rookie Scouting Combine

The National Football League has decided individuals who have convictions for domestic violence, sexual assault or weapon offenses will no longer be allowed to participate in the NFL Scouting Combine.

NFLPA not commenting on new rule for incoming players

The NFL has decided to implement a new rule that bars college players with a record of certain types of crimes from participating in the Scouting Combine, attending the draft, or appearing at any other league-sanctioned event before they are selected. Reached by email on Tuesday, the NFL Players Association had no comment on the…

NFL won't allow players with domestic violence, sexual assault convictions at combine

The NFL Combine will be held Feb. 23-29. The NFL has informed teams that prospects who have been convicted of domestic violence or sexual assault will not be permitted to attend the league's annual scouting combine, according to a memo...Show More Summary

NFL Bans Players Convicted of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence from Combine

The NFL informed teams of a policy change for the NFL Scouting Combine “in a memo from the NFL’s executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent late last month,” per Lindsay H. Jones of USA Today. Jones provided the details...Show More Summary

Report: Players convicted of weapons or domestic offenses barred from combine, draft

An NFL policy change will bar players with convictions for domestic violence, sexual assault or weapons offenses from attending the league’s the annual scouting combine in Indianapolis. USA Today reported Monday night that teams were informed of this policy change in a memo from NFL executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent in late…

2016 NFL Mock Draft: Matt Miller's Post-Super Bowl Predictions

Winners and losers. Movers and shakers. During January and February, NFL prospects move dramatically up and down big boards thanks to the Senior Bowl and NFL Scouting Combine, and on the NFL side of things, team needs change and shift due to hirings, firings and free agency. Show More Summary

Jared Goff says he’ll do everything at combine

Once the Super Bowl ends on Sunday night, the next big event on the NFL calendar will be the scouting combine for draft-eligible players in Indianapolis. One of the questions leading up to the event every year is whether the top prospects will participate in the full slate of drills or if they’ll wait until…

2016 NFL Draft: MTSU's Kevin Byard Used to Proving Doubters Wrong

Later this month, hundreds of NFL draft hopefuls will gather in Indianapolis for the annual NFL Scouting Combine. Despite an incredibly productive college career and an impressive performance during Senior Bowl week, Middle Tennessee State safety Kevin Byard will not be among them. It makes sense, though. Show More Summary

Contract finalized to keep combine in Indy through 2020

The NFL and the city of Indianapolis have finalized a contract to keep the annual scouting combine at Lucas Oil Stadium and the adjacent Indianapolis Convention Center through 2020, WTTV CBS-4 in Indianapolis reported Saturday. The NFL and the city had been working on a deal. Indianapolis has hosted the combine since 1987. This year’s…

NFL Combine to Remain in Indianapolis Through 2020

The National Football League and the city of Indianapolis reportedly reached a five-year agreement this week to keep the annual NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium through 2020. Zak Keefer of the Indianapolis Star passed alongShow More Summary

2016 NFL Draft East-West Shrine Game Scouting Guide

There are four major events during the draft cycle: the East-West Shrine Game, the Senior Bowl, the combine and the NFL draft itself. On Saturday at 4 p.m. ET, the first domino of draft season falls. Split into two teams, some of college football's best senior talent spent the week in St. Show More Summary

Indianapolis close to five-year extension to combine deal

As part of the sweetheart deal Stan Kroenke offered the NFL in exchange for the keys to Los Angeles, there was talk of the NFL campus there becoming a future site for events such as the Scouting Combine. If that happens, it apparently won’t be until 2021. According to Mike Chappell of WTTV in Indianapolis,…

Why Andrew Luck Will (And Should) Be The Highest Paid Player In NFL History

For many, early February through mid-May in professional football is not about Xs and Os, depth charts or anything of the sort, aside from the NFL Draft and Combine. While plenty of on-field activity goes on in the scouting and coaching worlds, such as college programs’ junior evaluation days and [...]

NFL considers a Scouting Combine in Australia

The success of Australian rugby player Jarryd Hayne with the 49ers this preseason has the NFL thinking about identifying more talent Down Under. NFL executive vice president of international Mark Waller told the Sydney Morning Herald that the league needs to do a better job of finding talented players all around the world, and a…

Four states dominated the NFL Draft

Of the 256 players selected in the NFL Draft, a whopping 123 (48%) played high school football in Florida, Georgia, Texas, or California, according to Scout.com. Florida led the way with 39 players alone. Combined with their neighbor to the north, Florida and Georgia (30) produced more than one out of every four (27%) players in the draft. Show More Summary

Chiefs sign third-round pick Chris Conley

One of the fastest wide receivers at the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine has signed his rookie deal with Kansas City. Georgia’s Chris Conley, whom the Chiefs traded up to select in Round Three, has finalized his four-year contract with the club, per the NFL’s Thursday personnel notice. Conley (6-2, 213) was clocked at 4.35 seconds…

Laurence Gibson: Scouting Report, Highlights and Grade for Cowboys' Rookie

STRENGTHS Laurence Gibson is an impressive athlete who turned heads at the combine. He has eye-popping length and the body of an NFL tackle. His quickness off the snap is good moving both upfield and laterally. He's a high-instinct blocker and won't get fooled by defensive schemes such as twists, stunts and delays. Show More Summary

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