NFL Combine Schedule Shifts For Ratings

02/24/2020
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Like everything involved with the NFL, its big business. The NFL Draft used to be a one day game of telephone tag that later got run in the newspaper, and now is a 3 day prime time TV spectacle. The same exercise for the NFL Scouting Combine has again shifted from quaint football scouting drill to all-out prime time viewership.

For the first time since the combine’s inception, all on-field drills have now shifted into prime time viewership. 4 – 11 pm ET Thursday through Saturday and 2 – 7 pm ET Sunday. Our friends at NFLCombine.net created this handy schedule grid to see who runs, jumps and gets measured each day.

Schedule Grid from http://www.nflcombine.net/

 

NFL Press Release:

Great Detail from NFL Network all week long NFL Network Provides Comprehensive Coverage of 2020 NFL Scouting Combine

Live Coverage of 2020 NFL Scouting Combine Presented by Verizon On-Field Drills Thursday, February 27 – Sunday, March 1 on NFL Network​

NFL Network’s Combine Coverage Extends Into Primetime for First Time

New Orleans Saints DE Cam Jordan, New York Jets S Jamal Adams, Baltimore Ravens RB Mark Ingram II & Indianapolis Colts LB Darius Leonard Join On-Field Coverage

‘Run Rich Run’ Concludes Combine Coverage for 16th Year

‘Scouting Combine Today’ Streams Thursday, February 27 – Sunday, March 1 on NFL.com, the NFL App & Social Platforms

National Champion LSU Most-Represented School at Combine with 16 Players

For the 16th year, NFL Network and NFL Digital Media offer multi-platform coverage of the NFL Scouting Combine Presented by Verizon from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Beginning Tuesday, February 25, NFL Network provides more than 60 hours of live Combine week coverage, offering the first look at the 2020 NFL Draft class highlighted by Heisman Trophy-winning quarterbacks Joe Burrow and Tua Tagovailoa, high-level quarterbacks Justin Herbert, Jalen Hurts, Jake Fromm and Jordan Love, elite defensive prospects Chase YoungJeff Okudah and Derrick Brown, and more.

For the first time ever, NFL Network’s coverage of the Combine will extend into PRIMETIME, beginning Thursday, February 27 with seven hours of live coverage of the quarterbacks, wide receivers and tight ends starting at 4:00 PM ET and continuing until 11:00 PM ET.

Combine coverage continues with seven hours of live coverage of the running backsoffensive linemen and special teams on Friday, February 28 at 4:00 PM ET, and seven hours of live coverage of the defensive linemen and linebackers on Saturday, February 29 at 4:00 PM ET. NFL Network’s Combine coverage concludes with five hours of live coverage of the defensive backs on Sunday, March 1 starting at 2:00 PM ET.

NFL Network and NFL Digital Media feature a 43-man roster of talent to cover the Combine, including NFL Draft experts Daniel JeremiahCharles Davis and Bucky Brooks. Host Rich Eisen anchors NFL Network’s coverage of the on-field workouts joined by Jeremiah in the booth at Lucas Oil Stadium. Additional coverage is provided by Davis, Pro Football Hall of Famers Kurt Warner, Michael Irvin and Deion Sanders, as well as Steve Smith Sr., Maurice Jones-DrewWillie McGinest, Joe Thomas, Shaun O’Hara, Ian RapoportKimberly JonesChris Rose and Peter Schrager.

NFL Network’s live coverage of on-field workouts also includes analysis from Pro Bowl Baltimore Ravens running back Mark Ingram II (Friday), Pro Bowl New Orleans Saints defensive end Cam Jordan and Indianapolis Colts linebacker Darius Leonard (Saturday), and Pro Bowl New York Jets safety Jamal Adams (Sunday).

Live NFL Network coverage of the 2020 NFL Combine Presented by Verizon is available across devices (smartphone, PC, tablet and connected TVs) through the NFL app or NFL.com/watch for subscribers of participating NFL Network providers. For the full schedule and all the ways to watch the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine Presented by Verizon, go to NFL.com/WatchCombine.

National-champion LSU is the most represented school at the Combine with 16 players invited, highlighted by Burrow, wide receiver Justin Jefferson, running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire, linebacker K’Lavon Chaisson, and defensive backs Grant Delpit and Kristian Fulton. Big Ten rivals Michigan and Ohio State tie for the second-most represented school with 11 players, followed by Alabama and Georgia with 10 players.

Provided below is a list of the top conferences with players invited to the Combine this year:

Conference Number of Participants in the Combine
SEC 93
Big Ten 57
Pac-12 47
ACC 35
Big 12 29
American Athletic Conference 20
Mountain West 12
Conference USA 11
Sun Belt 7

 

For a full list of Combine participants, visit NFL.com/Combine/Participants.

Editions of NFL Now air throughout the week on NFL Network from Indianapolis beginning Tuesday, February 25 at 11:00 AM ET, and continuing Wednesday – Friday at 1:00 PM ET hosted by Andrew Siciliano and Matt “Money” Smith and featuring Bucky BrooksLance ZierleinMarc RossSteve Mariucci and various NFL Network reporters.

For the 16th year, the Combine will conclude with Rich Eisen’s annual 40-yard dash in his trademark suit and cleats. At the close of the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine Presented by Verizon, Eisen will run the 40, and like last year ‘Run Rich Run’ will benefit the NFL PLAY 60 relationship with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, which is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

Fans can show their support while demonstrating their own athleticism by submitting videos of themselves running the 40-yard dash. To submit videos running the 40 and to support NFL PLAY 60’s collaboration along with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, fans can visit NFL.com/RunRichRun. Fans can also submit ‘Run Rich Run’ videos via YouTube, Twitter and Instagram using the following hashtags: #RunRichRun #StJude.

In addition to NFL Network’s coverage of the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine Presented by Verizon, fans can follow all of the action from Indianapolis digitally via the following:

  • Scouting Combine Today  One-hour Scouting Combine Today shows stream on NFL.com, the NFL app and social platforms Thursday, February 27 – Sunday, March 1 leading up to NFL Network’s live coverage of the Combine on-field workouts. Bucky BrooksLance Zierlein and Matt “Money” Smith anchor each day’s coverage from inside Lucas Oil Stadium, while Colleen Wolfe provides interviews with prospects following their workouts and Cynthia Frelund examines how each player will project in the NFL. Scouting Combine Today streams at Thursday at 3:00 PM ETFriday at 2:30 PM ETSaturday at 3:00 PM ET and Sunday at 1:00 PM ET
  • The Checkdown on Twitter  On Friday, February 28 at 3:30 PM ETThe Checkdown on Twitter streams live from Lucas Oil Stadium, hosted by Andrew Hawkins and Colleen Wolfe. The 30-minute show originates from the @NFL handle on Twitter and features interviews with Combine participants
  • Combine Tracker – Each day of the Combine, track the highest performers of the day with the Combine Tracker available on NFL.com, sorted by event and position
  • NFL Media Podcasts  NFL Digital coverage of the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine Presented by Verizon includes on-location editions of podcasts such as Move the Sticks with Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks, and Around the NFL with Dan HanzusGregg RosenthalChris Wesseling and Marc Sessler. Additionally, nightly editions of Move the Sticks are available Thursday-Saturday with Bucky Brooks and Lance Zierlein providing recaps of the day’s workouts and prospect interviews
  • Original VOD Content  NFL Media offers Combine training video features on how elite wide receivers train, how prospects prepare for the 40-yard dash, and how quarterbacks train for their on-field workouts
  • Written Content on NFL.com – Throughout the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine Presented by Verizon, NFL.com’s stable of writers have everything happening in Indianapolis covered, with written pieces such as new Mock Drafts from Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky BrooksChad Reuter’s Winners and Losers column following each day of on-field workouts, Gregg Rosenthal and Chris Wesseling’s Top 101 Free Agents of 2020, Lance Zierlein’s teams which are most likely to draft Tua TagovailoaSteve Smith Sr.’s instant impact wide receivers who won’t cost a first-round pick, on-site news and analysis from writers Kevin PatraNick Shook and Chase Goodbread, and more

NFL Network & NFL Digital Media 2020 NFL Scouting Combine Talent

MJ Acosta                               Reporter

Judy Battista                           Reporter

Bucky Brooks                          Analyst

Jeffri Chadiha                          Reporter

Stacey Dales                           Reporter

Charles Davis                         Analyst

Rich Eisen                               Host

Cynthia Frelund                      Analyst

Mike Garafolo                          Reporter

Mike Giardi                              Reporter

Dan Hanzus                            Host

Andrew Hawkins                     Host

Michael Irvin                            Analyst

Daniel Jeremiah                      Analyst

Kimberly Jones                       Reporter

Maurice Jones-Drew               Analyst

Aditi Kinkhabwala                   Reporter

Steve Mariucci                        Analyst

Willie McGinest                       Analyst

Randy Moss                            Reporter

Shaun O’Hara                         Analyst

James Palmer                         Reporter

Tom Pelissero                         Reporter

Ian Rapoport                           NFL Network Insider

Chris Rose                              Host

Gregg Rosenthal                     Host

Marc Ross                               Analyst

Omar Ruiz                               Reporter

Deion Sanders                        Analyst

Peter Schrager                        Host

Marc Sessler                           Host

Andrew Siciliano                     Host

Mike Silver                              Reporter

Jane Slater                              Reporter

Matt “Money” Smith                Host

Steve Smith Sr.                       Analyst

Joe Thomas                            Analyst

Jim Trotter                               Reporter

Kurt Warner                             Analyst

Chris Wesseling                      Host

Colleen Wolfe                         Host

Steve Wyche                           Reporter

Lance Zierlein                         Analyst

 

Following is the NFL Network day-by-day Combine week coverage schedule (all times listed in ET):

Tuesday, February 25

7:00 AM – Good Morning Football – LIVE

11:00 AM – NFL Now – LIVE

7:00 PM – NFL Total Access – LIVE

8:00 PM – Full Game Broadcast – Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins, 2019 Week 15

11:00 PM – NFL Total Access – Re-Air

12 Midnight – 2019 NFL Scouting Combine – Quarterbacks, Wide Receivers & Tight Ends

 

Wednesday, February 26

7:00 AM – Good Morning Football – LIVE

10:00 AM – Good Morning Football – Re-Air

1:00 PM – NFL Now – LIVE

4:00 PM – Full Game Broadcast – San Francisco 49ers vs. Arizona Cardinals, 2019 Week 9

7:00 PM – NFL Total Access – LIVE

8:00 PM – Full Game Broadcast – Arizona Cardinals vs. San Francisco 49ers, 2019 Week 11

11:00 PM – NFL Total Access – Re-Air

12 Midnight – 2019 NFL Scouting Combine – Defensive Linemen & Linebackers

 

Thursday, February 27

7:00 AM – Good Morning Football – LIVE

10:00 AM – Good Morning Football – Re-Air

1:00 PM – NFL Now – LIVE

3:00 PM – NFL Total Access – LIVE

4:00 PM – 2020 NFL Scouting Combine – Quarterbacks, Wide Receivers & Tight Ends – LIVE

  • 3-hour edition airs at 12 Midnight

11:00 PM – NFL Total Access – LIVE

 

Friday, February 28

7:00 AM – Good Morning Football – LIVE

10:00 AM – Good Morning Football – Re-Air

1:00 PM – NFL Now – LIVE

3:00 PM – NFL Total Access – LIVE

4:00 PM – 2020 NFL Scouting Combine – Running Backs, Offensive Linemen & Special Teams – LIVE​

  • 3-hour edition airs at 12 Midnight

11:00 PM – NFL Total Access – LIVE

 

Saturday, February 29

9:00 AM – 2020 NFL Scouting Combine – Running Backs, Offensive Linemen & Special Teams – Re-Air

12 Noon – 2020 NFL Scouting Combine – Quarterbacks, Wide Receivers & Tight Ends – Re-Air

3:00 PM – NFL Total Access – LIVE

4:00 PM – 2020 NFL Scouting Combine – Defensive Linemen & Linebackers – LIVE

  • 3-hour edition airs at 12 Midnight

11:00 PM – NFL Total Access – LIVE

 

Sunday, March 1

10:00 AM – 2020 NFL Scouting Combine – Defensive Linemen & Linebackers – Re-Air

1:00 PM – NFL Total Access – LIVE

2:00 PM – 2020 NFL Scouting Combine – Defensive Backs – LIVE

  • 3-hour edition airs at 12 Midnight

7:00 PM – NFL Total Access – LIVE.

 

Courtesy of  NFL MEDIA 

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