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Wednesday February 20, 20132013 NFL Scouting Combine Begins Wednesday

Gainesville, Fla.

The 2013 NFL Scouting Combine begins on Wednesday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Over the next six days, players will be put through a series of drills, tests and interviews with more than 600 NFL personnel, including head coaches, general managers and scouts.

 

The Florida football program had 10 players invited to participate in the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine. The Gators’ total of 10 invitees is the most since the 2010 NFL Combine and tied with Alabama for the third-most players invited from any school this year (LSU had 13; Georgia had 11). Overall, there were 333 players invited to participate in this year’s combine. The Southeastern Conference had 79 players invited, 36 more than the next closest conference (ACC, 43; Pac-12, 38; Big Ten, 32; Big 12, 30; Big East, 23).

 

Of the Gators’ 10 players invited to the event, six were seniors this past season while four are early entrants following their junior season.

 

Florida Participants in the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine (*early entrant)

LB Jon Bostic

DB Matt Elam*

DB Josh Evans

DL Sharrif Floyd*

RB Mike Gillislee

LB Jelani Jenkins*

LB Lerentee McCray

OL Xavier Nixon

TE Jordan Reed*

K Caleb Sturgis

 

The NFL Network and NFL.com will have extensive coverage of the combine, with more than 60 hours of programming beginning on Thursday, February 21. Live coverage of on-field workouts begins on Saturday, February 23, at 9:00 a.m. with the offensive linemen, tight ends and kickers. Coverage continues with the running backs, quarterbacks and wide receivers on Sunday, February 24, linebackers and defensive linemen on Monday, February 25 and defensive backs on Tuesday, February 26. Coverage of workouts begins each day at 9:00 AM ET.

 

2013 NFL Combine Schedule

DAY 1 ARRIVALS: Group 1 (PK, ST, OL), Group 2 (OL), Group 3 (TE)

Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013

Travel to Indianapolis ~ Registration ~ Hospital Pre-Exam & X-rays ~ Orientation ~ Interviews

Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013

Measurements ~ Medical Examinations ~ Media ~ Interviews

Friday, Feb. 22, 2013

NFLPA Meeting ~ Psychological Testing ~ Bench Press ~ Interviews

Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013

On-Field Workout (timing, stations, skill drills) ~ Departure from Indianapolis

DAY 2 ARRIVALS: Group 4 (QB, WO), Group 5 (QB, WO), Group 6 (RB)

Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013

Travel to Indianapolis ~ Registration ~ Hospital Pre-Exam & X-rays ~ Orientation ~ Interviews

Friday, Feb. 22, 2013

Measurements ~ Medical Examinations ~ Media ~ Interviews

Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013

NFLPA Meeting ~ Psychological Testing ~ Bench Press ~ Interviews

Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013

On-Field Workout (timing, stations, skill drills) ~ Departure from Indianapolis

DAY 3 ARRIVALS: Group 7 (DL), Group 8 (DL), Group 9 (LB)

Friday, Feb. 22, 2013

Travel to Indianapolis ~ Registration ~ Hospital Pre-Exam & X-rays ~ Orientation ~ Interviews

Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013

Measurements ~ Medical Examinations ~ Media ~ Interviews

Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013

NFLPA Meeting ~ Psychological Testing ~ Bench Press ~ Interviews

Monday, Feb. 25, 2013

On-Field Workout (timing, stations, skill drills) ~ Departure from Indianapolis

DAY 3 ARRIVALS: Group 10 (DB), Group 11 (DB)

Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013

Travel to Indianapolis ~ Registration ~ Hospital Pre-Exam & X-rays ~ Orientation ~ Interviews

Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013

Measurements ~ Medical Examinations ~ Media ~ Interviews

Monday, Feb. 25, 2013

NFLPA Meeting ~ Psychological Testing ~ Bench Press ~ Interviews

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013

On-Field Workout (timing, stations, skill drills) ~ Departure from Indianapolis

 

NFL.com’s coverage of the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine gives fans the opportunity to design their own experience with features such as:

 

·         Cover it Live: New to NFL.com’s coverage of the NFL Scouting Combine this year, Cover it Live offers fans the opportunity to answer instant poll questions, interact with other fans, view video highlights and player interviews, and browse various Twitter pages.

 

·         NFL.com’s Combine Tracker: NFL.com presents the Combine Tracker, which provides unofficial 40-yard dash times for each participant immediately. Additionally, statistics from every drill are available on the Combine Tracker, offering a central location for everything to do with the Combine.

 

·         NFL Fan Pass: NFL Fan Pass gives fans the unique ability to interact with all of the news and action surrounding the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine. Using insider access that only the official digital properties of the National Football League can deliver, NFL Fan Pass provides daily interviews with the prospects, videos and photos on NFL.com/fanpass, NFL Mobile presented by Verizon, and NFL Network.

 

·         Extensive Database of Prospects: Profiles of every participant, including scouting reports and statistics.

 

·         Exclusive Video and Photo Gallery: Player interviews, news conferences, NFL Total Access segments and other event coverage.

 

NFL Network’s coverage of the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine features a total of 17 cameras dedicated to capturing the workouts, and the following technological enhancements:

 

·         NFLN-Focus Camera Technology: A high-speed camera that allows moving targets to stay in the camera frame longer, highlighting the smallest details. It will have a tremendous presence in coverage of the 40-yard dash, both at the start and finish line, and will also be used in other events including the vertical and broad jumps, three-cone and position drills.

 

·         Simulcam Camera Technology: For the fifth year at the NFL Scouting Combine, the Simulcam provides an unparalleled, in-depth comparison and analysis of the position, style, speed and trajectory of competitors through the use of background recognition and camera-matching technology. Simulcam will be a key contributor to NFL Network’s 40-yard dash coverage.

 

·         Cablecam Technology: The Cablecam returns to offer a unique overhead view which gives viewers a new way of following each drill and a more intimate feeling that they are present in Indianapolis.

 

About the NFL Scouting Combine

Participants are determined annually by a Selection Committee. The Directors of both National and BLESTO scouting services, which combined represent twenty-five NFL teams, are joined by members of various NFL player personnel departments to form the committee. The participating NFL executives can rotate on a yearly basis, and remain anonymous. All eligible players are reviewed and voted on by the committee members. Each athlete receiving the necessary number of votes, by position, is then extended an invitation. While it is not a perfect science, the goal of the committee is to invite every player that will be drafted in the ensuing NFL Draft.

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