The NFL announced the dates and locations of 15 Regional Combines yesterday, including a Super Regional Combine to be held April 12-13 at Ford Field in Detroit.
The league began the regional workouts a year ago in an effort to supplement the National Scouting Combine held annually in Indianapolis.
The initial nation-wide search for hidden gems unearthed 50 players, 30 of whom were signed to active rosters.
Regional Combines are hosted at NFL facilities with the exception of Los Angeles, Calif. (Orange Coast College). Players are tested and evaluated by experienced NFL scouting personnel, and measurements and combine results are compiled and entered into a database available to all 32 NFL clubs.
Standouts at NFL Regional Combines will be invited to attend the NFL Super Regional Combine. At the Super Regional, players will have an additional opportunity to work out and showcase their talents in front of current NFL team scouts and player personnel directors.
To be eligible, prospects must register at nflregionalcombines.com and fit one of three categories:
- Players eligible for the 2014 NFL Draft but not attending the National Scouting Combine
- Players who were eligible for a prior draft, but never signed a contract
- Players with some pro playing experience, but who have been out of the game for a period of time
Registration for the Regional Combines begins December 2.
The 2014 Regional Combines Schedule:
Methodist Training Center
New York/New Jersey
Atlantic Health Jets Training Facility
Orange Coast College-Lebard Stadium
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Training Facility
Atlanta Falcons Training Facility
Halas Hall at Conway Park
Doctors Hospital Training Facility
Virginia Mason Athletic Center
Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center
Under Armour Performance Center
*2014 Super Regional Combine (by invitation only)
**Kickers and Punters Combine (February 9, 16; March 23)