A special committee chaired by John Mara that includes representation of ownership (Michael Bidwill, Katie Blackburn); General Managers (Kevin Colbert, Rick Spielman); and medical and athletic training (Ronnie Barnes and Drs. Tony Casolaro and Allen Sills) has provided guidance on the 2021 Scouting Combine.
Consistent with medical and public health advice, the 2021 Combine will be conducted in a different format. There will be no in-person workouts. Instead, any workouts will take place at the individual pro days at college campuses.
The NFL will work with the schools to encourage consistency in testing and drills across pro days and ensure that all clubs have access to video from those workouts, irrespective of whether the club is represented at a particular workout.
With the assistance of a working group of club physicians and athletic trainers, the NFL is developing a plan to obtain medical information on each of the invited prospects. For a certain number of prospects an in-person examination will take place this spring.
Club interviews of prospects and psychological testing and assessments will be done virtually.
As a lead-up to the 2021 NFL Draft, colleges will be asked to conduct virtual media availabilities with Combine invitees.