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NFL Combine 2020: Workouts & interview schedule, TV broadcast info, & more

Next week, the NFL world — APC included — will descend upon downtown Indianapolis.

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For a few days each year, the entire NFL calls Indianapolis home. Each February, Lucas Oil Stadium and the Indianapolis Convention Center becomes home to the NFL Scouting Combine, as over 300 prospects for the upcoming NFL Draft and hundreds of media members descend upon the city.

This year’s event begins in a few days, and while the exciting on-field work does not begin until Thursday, there will be plenty to talk about in the days leading up to the first 40-yard dash of the week. Media members will begin trickling in early in the week, to prepare for a star-studded day of interviews on Tuesday.

First up on Tuesday are some of the most prominent prospects in the 2020 draft class: the quarterbacks and wide receivers, as well as the tight ends. In addition, coaches and general managers will speak, with Brian Gutekunst taking the podium at 11 AM Eastern and Matt LaFleur meeting with the media at 12:15 PM.

Then, as media interviews wind down, workouts kick in, starting on Thursday evening. The league has moved workouts into prime time this year, looking to draw in more eyeballs on the premier events like the 40.

Through it all, Acme Packing Company will be there to guide you through the week. Tex Western will be on site in Indianapolis again for the media portion of the week, spanning four days of player, coach, and GM interviews from Tuesday to Friday. Keep your internet machines locked here at APC, and make sure to follow @acmepackingco on Twitter and Instagram for even more content from Indy.

Below are a pair of schedules for this week, first with main events broken down in chronological order, followed by the schedules for each group of players as they cycle through the steps of the week.

Finally, click here for the complete list of players who have been invited to Indianapolis.


Main Events Schedule by Day

All times are Eastern Standard Time

Tuesday, 2/25

  • 8:00 — 11:00 AM: Media interviews for (QB, WR, TE)
  • 11:00 AM — 5:30 PM: Media press conferences (head coaches & general managers)
  • 11:00 AM: Brian Gutekunst press conference
  • 12:15 PM: Matt LaFleur press conference

Wednesday, 2/26

  • 8:00 — 11:00 AM: Media interviews (RB, OL, Specialists)
  • 2:30 PM — 6:00 PM: Bench press (QB, WR, TE)

Thursday, 2/27

  • 8:00 — 11:00 AM: Media interviews (DL, LB)
  • 2:30 PM — 6:00 PM: Bench press (RB, OL, Specialists)
  • 4:00 PM — 11:00 PM: On-field workouts (QB, WR, TE) — live on NFL Network

Friday, 2/28

  • 8:00 — 10:00 AM: Media interviews (DB)
  • 2:30 PM — 6:00 PM: Bench press (DL, LB)
  • 4:00 PM — 11:00 PM: On-field workouts (RB, OL, Specialists)

Saturday, 2/29

  • 3:00 PM — 6:00 PM: Bench press (DB)
  • 4:00 PM — 11:00 PM: On-field workouts (DL, LB) — live on NFL Network

Sunday, 3/1

  • 2:00 PM — 7:00 PM: On-field workouts (DB) — live on NFL Network


Players’ Schedule by Position Groups

Group 1: Quarterbacks, Wide Receivers, Tight Ends

  • Sunday, 2/23: Arrival, registration, orientation, team interviews
  • Monday, 2/24: Physical measurements, initial medical screening, team interviews
  • Tuesday, 2/25: Media interviews (8-11 AM), medical exams, position coach interviews, psychological testing
  • Wednesday, 2/26: Bench press (2:30-6 PM), team interviews, NFLPA meeting, psychological testing
  • Thursday, 2/27: On-field workouts

Group 2: Running Backs, Offensive Linemen, Specialists

  • Monday, 2/24: Arrival, registration, orientation, team interviews
  • Tuesday, 2/25: Physical measurements, initial medical screening, team interviews
  • Wednesday, 2/26: Media interviews (8-11 AM), medical exams, position coach interviews, psychological testing
  • Thursday, 2/27: Bench press (2:30-6 PM), team interviews, NFLPA meeting, psychological testing
  • Friday, 2/28: On-field workouts

Group 3: Defensive Linemen, Linebackers

  • Tuesday, 2/25: Arrival, registration, orientation, team interviews
  • Wednesday, 2/26: Physical measurements, initial medical screening, team interviews
  • Thursday, 2/27: Media interviews (8-11 AM), medical exams, position coach interviews, psychological testing
  • Friday, 2/28: Bench press (2:30-6 PM), team interviews, NFLPA meeting, psychological testing
  • Saturday, 2/29: On-field workouts

Group 4: Defensive Backs

  • Wednesday, 2/26: Arrival, registration, orientation, team interviews
  • Thursday, 2/27: Physical measurements, initial medical screening, team interviews
  • Friday, 2/28: Media interviews (8-11 AM), medical exams, position coach interviews, psychological testing
  • Saturday, 2/29: Bench press (3-6 PM), team interviews, NFLPA meeting, psychological testing
  • Sunday, 3/1: On-field workouts

List of On-Field Tests

  • 40-yard dash
  • Bench press (# of reps at 225 pounds)
  • Vertical jump
  • Broad jump
  • 3-cone drill
  • 20-yard shuttle run
  • 60-yard shuttle run