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The NFL Combine is more than just NFL Draft prospects going through some drills; it’s weigh-ins, medicals, meetings, teams discussing moves with other teams, and agents putting out feelers for their clients. It’s also a week long source of news, rumors and unfortunately, complete fabrication. But that’s what makes the event so important to the NFL. Draft buzz has been building since the Senior Bowl, but once the combine is in the books it comes to a crescendo.

From a Chicago Bears perspective, their representatives will be all over the offensive line, tight ends, the secondary, quarterbacks, edge rushers, and probably more.

Chicago head coach Matt Nagy is scheduled to meet the media at 10:15 a.m. Central on Tuesday, February 25 from the combine, with general manager Ryan Pace talking with Chicago beat reporters at 9 a.m. on Tuesday from an offsite location.

The players will be tested on the following: 40-yard dash, bench press (number of reps at 225 pounds), vertical jump, broad jump, 3-cone drill, 20-yard shuttle run, and 60-yard shuttle run.

I thought this chart from Gil Brandt was interesting.

Position groups will go through position specific drills which have been updated to make for better TV. Sports Illustrated’s Kalyn Kahler explained some of the new drills in a recent article.

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.

Jeff Foster, who is the president of National Football Scouting Inc., the group that runs the combine said, “The idea is to make it more competitive for the group of players. See if that data helps us as an evaluation, and also make it more exciting for the fans and on TV.”

More on the new drills from SI:

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.

A screen drill is new for offensive linemen this year, so evaluators can see their speed in blocking on screen plays.

For offensive and defensive linemen and tight ends, instead of squaring up to coaches holding bags in certain drills, they will push a sled for two-to-five yards.

For defensive linemen, the committee added a popular figure eight pass rush drill seen at pro days. The prospects will run a timed figure eight formation to show their bend and lean coming around the edge.

For the 34th straight year the NFL Combine will take place in Indianapolis, Indiana, and since 2009 it’ll be at the Colts’ home field, Lucas Oil Stadium.

Now let’s move on to the event schedules.

Players’ Schedule by Position Groups

All times are Central Standard Time

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 (7-10 AM), medical exams, position coach interviews, psychological testing
  • Wednesday, 2/26: Bench press (1:30-5 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 (7-10 AM), medical exams, position coach interviews, psychological testing
  • Thursday, 2/27: Bench press (1:30-5 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 (7-10 AM), medical exams, position coach interviews, psychological testing
  • Friday, 2/28: Bench press (1:30-5 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 (7-10 AM), medical exams, position coach interviews, psychological testing
  • Saturday, 2/29: Bench press (2-5 PM), team interviews, NFLPA meeting, psychological testing
  • Sunday, 3/1: On-field workouts

NFL teams will only be able to schedule official interviews (15 minutes each) with 45 prospects this year, down from 60 previously. Teams will still have plenty of opportunities to meet with all the prospects they need to at their pro days, official visits, phone or video calls, or through various contacts.

The NFL Network will televise the on field drills from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Central on Thursday, February 27, Friday, February 28, and Saturday, February 29, and from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 1.

Main Events Schedule by Day

Tuesday, 2/25

  • 7:00 — 10:00 AM: Media interviews for (QB, WR, TE)
  • 10:00 AM — 4:30 PM: Media press conferences (head coaches & general managers)

Wednesday, 2/26

  • 7:00 — 10:00 AM: Media interviews (RB, OL, Specialists)
  • 1:30 PM — 5:00 PM: Bench press (QB, WR, TE)

Thursday, 2/27

  • 7:00 — 10:00 AM: Media interviews (DL, LB)
  • 1:30 PM — 5:00 PM: Bench press (RB, OL, Specialists)
  • 3:00 PM — 10:00 PM: On-field workouts (QB, WR, TE) — live on NFL Network

Friday, 2/28

  • 7:00 — 9:00 AM: Media interviews (DB)
  • 1:30 PM — 5:00 PM: Bench press (DL, LB)
  • 3:00 PM — 10:00 PM: On-field workouts (RB, OL, Specialists)

Saturday, 2/29

  • 2:00 PM — 5:00 PM: Bench press (DB)
  • 3:00 PM — 10:00 PM: On-field workouts (DL, LB) — live on NFL Network

Sunday, 3/1

  • 1:00 PM — 6:00 PM: On-field workouts (DB) — live on NFL Network

Here’s the full initial list of invited players to the 2020 NFL Combine:

Quarterbacks

Kelly Bryant, QB, Missouri

Joe Burrow, QB, LSU

Kevin Davidson, QB, Princeton

Jacob Eason, QB, Washington

Jake Fromm, QB, Georgia

Anthony Gordon, QB, Washington State

Justin Herbert, QB, Oregon

Jalen Hurts, QB, Oklahoma

Brian Lewerke, QB, Michigan State

Jordan Love, QB, Utah State

Jake Luton, QB, Oregon State

Cole McDonald, QB, Hawaii

Steven Montez, QB, Colorado

James Morgan, QB, Florida International

Shea Patterson, QB, Michigan

Nate Stanley, QB, Iowa

Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Alabama

Running backs

Salvon Ahmed, RB, Washington

Cam Akers, RB, Florida State

Jet Anderson, RB, TCU

LeVante Bellamy, RB, Western Michigan

Eno Benjamin, RB, Arizona State

Raymond Calais, RB, Louisiana-Lafayette

DeeJay Dallas, RB, Miami

AJ Dillon, RB, Boston College

J.K. Dobbins, RB, Ohio State

Rico Dowdle, RB, South Carolina

Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB, LSU

Darrynton Evans, RB, Appalachian State

JaMycal Hasty, RB, Baylor

Brian Herrien, RB, Georgia

Tony Jones, RB, Notre Dame

Joshua Kelley, RB, UCLA

Javon Leake, RB, Maryland

Benny LeMay, RB, UNC-Charlotte

Anthony McFarland, RB, Maryland

Zack Moss, RB, Utah

Sewo Olonilua, RB, TCU

La’Mical Perine, RB, Florida

Scottie Phillips, RB, Mississippi

James Robinson, RB, Illinois State

D’Andre Swift, RB, Georgia

J.J. Taylor, RB, Arizona

Jonathan Taylor, RB, Wisconsin

Patrick Taylor, RB, Memphis

Ke’Shawn Vaughn, RB, Vanderbilt

Mike Warren, RB, Cincinnati

Wide receivers

Brandon Aiyuk, WR, Arizona State

Omar Bayless, WR, Arkansas State

Lynn Bowden, WR, Kentucky

Tony Brown, WR, Colorado

Lawrence Cager, WR, Georgia

Marquez Callaway, WR, Tennessee

Quintez Cephus, WR, Wisconsin

Chase Claypool, WR, Notre Dame

Tyrie Cleveland, WR, Florida

Isaiah Coulter, WR, Rhode Island

Gabriel Davis, WR, Central Florida

Quartney Davis, WR, Texas A&M

Devin Duvernay, WR, Texas

Bryan Edwards, WR, South Carolina

Chris Finke, WR, Notre Dame

Aaron Fuller, WR, Washington

Antonio Gandy-Golden, WR, Liberty

Antonio Gibson, WR, Memphis

Stephen Guidry, WR, Mississippi State

KJ Hamler, WR, Penn State

Tee Higgins, WR, Clemson

John Hightower, WR, Boise State

K.J. Hill, WR, Ohio State

Isaiah Hodgins, WR, Oregon State

Trishton Jackson, WR, Syracuse

Justin Jefferson, WR, LSU

Van Jefferson, WR, Florida

Jauan Jennings, WR, Tennessee

Jerry Jeudy, WR, Alabama

Collin Johnson, WR, Texas

Juwan Johnson, WR, Oregon

Tyler Johnson, WR, Minnesota

CeeDee Lamb, WR, Oklahoma

Kalija Lipscomb, WR, Vanderbilt

Austin Mack, WR, Ohio State

Denzel Mims, WR, Baylor

Darnell Mooney, WR, Tulane

K.J. Osborn, WR, Miami

Aaron Parker, WR, Rhode Island

Dezmon Patmon, WR, Washington State

Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR, Michigan

Malcolm Perry, WR, Navy

Michael Pittman, WR, USC

James Proche, WR, SMU

Jalen Reagor, WR, TCU

Joe Reed, WR, Virginia

Kendrick Rogers, WR, Texas A&M

Henry Ruggs III, WR, Alabama

Laviska Shenault Jr., WR, Colorado

Darrell Stewart, WR, Michigan State

Freddie Swain, WR, Florida

Jeff Thomas, WR, Miami

Ben Victor, WR, Ohio State

Quez Watkins, WR, Southern Mississippi

Cody White, WR, Michigan State

Tight ends

Devin Asiasi, TE, UCLA

Jacob Breeland, TE, Oregon

Harrison Bryant, TE, Florida Atlantic

Hunter Bryant, TE, Washington

Josiah Deguara, TE, Cincinnati

Brycen Hopkins, TE, Purdue

Dalton Keene, TE, Virginia Tech

Cole Kmet, TE, Notre Dame

Sean McKeon, TE, Michigan

Thaddeus Moss, TE, LSU

C.J. O’Grady, TE, Arkansas

Albert Okwuegbunam, TE, Missouri

Colby Parkinson, TE, Stanford

Jared Pinkney, TE, Vanderbilt

Stephen Sullivan, TE, LSU

Charlie Taumoepeau, TE, Portland State

Adam Trautman, TE, Dayton

Mitchell Wilcox, TE, South Florida

Charlie Woerner, TE, Georgia

Dom Wood-Anderson, TE, Tennessee

Offensive linemen

Trey Adams, OL, Washington

Hakeem Adeniji, OL, Kansas

Tremayne Anchrum, OL, Clemson

Ben Bartch, OL, St. John’s (MN)

Mekhi Becton, OL, Louisville

Tyler Biadasz, OL, Wisconsin

Ben Bredeson, OL, Michigan

Cohl Cabral, OL, Arizona State

Saahdiq Charles, OL, LSU

Cameron Clark, OL, UNC-Charlotte

Ezra Cleveland, OL, Boise State

Trystan Colon-Castillo, OL, Missouri

Lloyd Cushenberry, OL, LSU

Jack Driscoll, OL, Auburn

Yasir Durant, OL, Missouri

Jake Hanson, OL, Oregon

Nick Harris, OL, Washington

Charlie Heck, OL, UNC

Matt Hennessy, OL, Temple

Justin Herron, OL, Wake Forest

Robert Hunt, OL, Louisiana-Lafayette

Keith Ismael, OL, San Diego State

Cordel Iwuagwu, OL, TCU

Austin Jackson, OL, USC

Jonah Jackson OL, Ohio State

Joshua Jones, OL, Houston

Solomon Kindley, OL, Georgia

Shane Lemieux, OL, Oregon

Damien Lewis, OL, LSU

Colton McKivitz, OL, West Virginia

John Molchon, OL, Boise State

Kyle Murphy, OL, Rhode Island

Netane Muti, OL, Fresno State

Lucas Niang, OL, TCU

Mike Onwenu, OL, Michigan

Matt Peart, OL, Connecticut

Tyre Phillips, OL, Mississippi State

Danny Pinter, OL, Ball State

Cesar Ruiz, OL, Michigan

Jon Runyan, OL, Michigan

John Simpson, OL, Clemson

Terence Steele, OL, Texas Tech

Logan Stenberg, OL, Kentucky

Simon Stepaniak, OL, Indiana

Alex Taylor, OL, South Carolina State

Andrew Thomas, OL, Georgia

Calvin Throckmorton, OL, Oregon

Prince Tega Wanogho, OL, Auburn

Darryl Williams, OL, Mississippi State

Jedrick Wills, OL, Alabama

Isaiah Wilson, OL, Georgia

Tristan Wirfs, OL, Iowa

Defensive linemen

McTelvin Agim, DL, Arkansas

Bradlee Anae, DL, Utah

Ross Blacklock, DL, TCU

Derrick Brown, DL, Auburn

Josiah Coatney, DL, Mississippi

Kendall Coleman, DL, Syracuse

Darrion Daniels, DL, Nebraska

Marlon Davidson, DL, Auburn

Carlos Davis, DL, Nebraska

Khalil Davis, DL, Nebraska

Raekwon Davis, DL, Alabama

Jordan Elliott, DL, Missouri

A.J. Epenesa, DL, Iowa

Leki Fotu, DL, Utah

Neville Gallimore, DL, Oklahoma

Jonathan Garvin, DL, Miami

Trevis Gipson, DL, Tulsa

Jonathan Greenard, DL, Florida

Yetur Gross-Matos, DL, Penn State

DaVon Hamilton, DL, Ohio State

LaDarius Hamilton, DL, North Texas

Alex Highsmith, DL, UNC-Charlotte

Trevon Hill, DL, Miami

Benito Jones, DL, Mississippi

Khalid Kareem, DL, Notre Dame

Javon Kinlaw, DL, South Carolina

Rashard Lawrence II, DL, LSU

James Lynch, DL, Baylor

Justin Madubuike, DL, Texas A&M

Larrell Murchison, DL, North Carolina State

Julian Okwara, DL, Notre Dame

John Penisini, DL, Utah

Chauncey Rivers, DL, Mississippi State

Malcolm Roach, DL, Texas

Alton Robinson, DL, Syracuse

Qaadir Sheppard, DL, Mississippi

James Smith-Williams, DL, North Carolina State

Jason Strowbridge, DL, UNC

Derrek Tuszka, DL, North Dakota State

Broderick Washington, DL, Texas Tech

Kenny Willekes, DL, Michigan State

Raequan Williams, DL, Michigan State

Rob Windsor, DL, Penn State

D.J. Wonnum, DL, South Carolina

Chase Young, DL, Ohio State

Jabari Zuniga, DL, Florida

Linebackers

Joe Bachie, LB, Michigan State

Markus Bailey, LB, Purdue

Zack Baun, LB, Wisconsin

Francis Bernard, LB, Utah

Daniel Bituli, LB, Tennessee

Shaun Bradley, LB, Temple

Jordan Brooks, LB, Texas Tech

Cameron Brown, LB, Penn State

K’Lavon Chaisson, LB, LSU

Nick Coe, LB, Auburn

Carter Coughlin, LB, Minnesota

Akeem Davis-Gaither, LB, Appalachian State

Michael Divinity, LB, LSU

Troy Dye, LB, Oregon

Tipa Galeai, LB, Utah State

Cale Garrett, LB, Missouri

Willie Gay Jr., LB, Mississippi State

Scoota Harris, LB, Arkansas

Malik Harrison, LB, Ohio State

Khaleke Hudson, LB, Michigan

Anfernee Jennings, LB, Alabama

Clay Johnston, LB, Baylor

Azur Kamara, LB, Kansas

Terrell Lewis, LB, Alabama

Jordan Mack, LB, Virginia

Kamal Martin, LB, Minnesota

Kenneth Murray, LB, Oklahoma

Dante Olson, LB, Montana

Jacob Phillips, LB, LSU

Michael Pinckney, LB, Miami

Shaquille Quarterman, LB, Miami

Patrick Queen, LB, LSU

Chapelle Russell, LB, Temple

Isaiah Simmons, LB, Clemson

Justin Strnad, LB, Wake Forest

Darrell Taylor, LB, Tennessee

Davion Taylor, LB, Colorado

Casey Toohill, LB, Stanford

Josh Uche, LB, Michigan

Mykal Walker, LB, Fresno State

Curtis Weaver, LB, Boise State

Evan Weaver, LB, California

Logan Wilson, LB, Wyoming

David Woodward, LB, Utah State

Defensive backs

Damon Arnette, DB, Ohio State

Grayland Arnold, DB, Baylor

Trajan Bandy, DB, Miami

Essang Bassey, DB, Wake Forest

Julian Blackmon, DB, Utah

Antoine Brooks Jr., DB, Maryland

Myles Bryant, DB, Washington

Terrell Burgess, DB, Utah

Shyheim Carter, DB, Alabama

Jeremy Chinn, DB, Southern Illinois

Nevelle Clarke, DB, Central Florida

Rodney Clemons, DB, SMU

Brian Cole II, DB, Mississippi State

Kamren Curl, DB, Arkansas

Cameron Dantzler, DB, Mississippi State

Ashtyn Davis, DB, California

Javaris Davis, DB, Auburn

Grant Delpit, DB, LSU

Trevon Diggs, DB, Alabama

Kyle Dugger, DB, Lenoir-Rhyne

Jalen Elliott, DB, Notre Dame

Jordan Fuller, DB, Ohio State

Kristian Fulton, DB, LSU

Alohi Gilman, DB, Notre Dame

Jeff Gladney, DB, TCU

A.J. Green, DB, Oklahoma State

Javelin K. Guidry, DB, Utah

Bryce Hall, DB, Virginia

Harrison Hand, DB, Temple

Jaylinn Hawkins, DB, California

C.J. Henderson, DB, Florida

Lavert Hill, DB, Michigan

Darnay Holmes, DB, UCLA

Noah Igbinoghene, DB, Auburn

Dane Jackson, DB, Pittsburgh

Lamar Jackson, DB, Nebraska

Jaylon Johnson, DB, Utah

Brandon Jones, DB, Texas

BoPete Keyes, DB, Tulane

Xavier McKinney, DB, Alabama

Josh Metellus, DB, Michigan

Chris Miller, DB, Baylor

Tanner Muse, DB, Clemson

Michael Ojemudia, DB, Iowa

Jeff Okudah, DB, Ohio State

James Pierre, DB, Florida Atlantic

Troy Pride, DB, Notre Dame

J.R. Reed, DB, Georgia

John Reid, DB, Penn State

Amik Robertson, DB, Louisiana Tech

Reggie Robinson II, DB, Tulsa

Stanford Samuels, DB, Florida State

Josiah Scott, DB, Michigan State

L’Jarius Sneed, DB, Louisiana Tech

Geno Stone, DB, Iowa

A.J. Terrell, DB, Clemson

Daniel Thomas, DB, Auburn

Stantley Thomas-Oliver, DB, Florida International

Kindle Vildor, DB, Georgia Southern

K’Von Wallace, DB, Clemson

Antoine Winfield Jr., DB, Minnesota

Specialists

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

You can visit NFL.com to find an updated and sortable list.