Football Ops

Football Ops

Protecting the integrity of the greatest game.

NFL Ops: Honoring the Game

It's our responsibility to strengthen the sport.

League Governance

Ensuring a consistent and fair game that is decided on the field, by the players.

NFL Rules Enforcement

Ensuring that players conduct themselves in a way that honors the sport and respects the game.

NFL Way to Play

Knees Bent. Pads Down. Head Up and Out.

The NFL and HBCUs

The NFL is proud of the HBCU professional football legacy.

Economic & Social Impact

Honoring the league’s commitment to serve the communities where the game is played.

The NFL Ops Team

Meet the people behind NFL Operations.

The Game

The Game

Learn about the people, the jobs and the technology that deliver the best game possible to NFL fans across the U.S. and around the world. 

Game Day: Behind the Scenes

Countdown to kickoff: how NFL games happen.

Technology

In the NFL, balancing technology with tradition.

Impact of Television

How television has changed the game.

History of Instant Replay

Upon further review…

Creating the NFL Schedule

It takes hundreds of computers and five NFL executives to create the NFL’s 256-game masterpiece.

Big Data Bowl

The annual analytics contest explores statistical innovations in football — how the game is played and coached.

Youth Football

Promoting the values of football.

The Players

The Players

Learn how NFL players have changed over time, how they’re developed and drafted and how the league works with them after their playing days are over.  

Evolution of the NFL Player

Creating an NFL player: from “everyman” to “superman.”

Development Pipeline

Supporting the next generation of players and fans.

Getting Into the Game

Preparing players of all ages for success at football’s highest level.

The NFL Draft

Introducing the next wave of NFL superstars. 

NFL Player Engagement

A look at the programs and services NFL Player Engagement provides to assist every player before, during and after his football career.

College All Star Games

Strengthening football and the community.

NFL Legends Community

Strengthening the NFL brotherhood.

The Officials

The Officials

Discover the evolution of professional officiating, the weekly evaluation process and how the NFL identifies and develops the next generation of officials.

In Focus: History of the Official

“One thing hasn’t changed: the pressure. It will always be there.”

Inside NFL GameDay Central

The latest information from the NFL's officiating center.

These Officials Are Really Good

Every week, officials take the field ready to put months of preparation, training and hard work on display, knowing that the whole world — and the Officiating Department — is watching.

Officiating Development

Officiating an NFL game takes years of training and experience. 

The Rules

The Rules

NFL Football Operations protects the integrity of the game by ensuring that the rules and the officiating are consistent and fair to all competitors.

In Focus: Evolution of the NFL Rules

The custodians of football not only have protected its integrity, but have also revised its playing rules to protect the players, and to make the games fairer and more entertaining.

NFL Video Rulebook

The NFL Video Rulebook explains NFL rules with video examples.

2019 NFL Rulebook

Explore the official rules of the game. 6.2.5

2019 Rules Changes and Points of Emphasis

NFL Overtime Rules

NFL Tiebreaking Procedures

The NFL's procedures for breaking ties for postseason playoffs.

Signals Intelligence

The NFL's familiar hand signals help fans better understand the game.   

NFL Rules Digest

A quick reference guide to the NFL rulebook.

Football 101

Football 101

Terms Glossary

Sharpen your NFL football knowledge with this glossary of the game's fundamental terms. 

Formations 101

See where the players line up in pro football's most common offensive and defensive formations.

Quick Guide to NFL TV Graphics

Understand what the graphics on NFL television broadcasts mean and how they can help you get the most out of watching NFL games.

NFL Instant Replay Process

The NFL’s instant replay review process focuses on expediting instant replay reviews and ensuring consistency. Learn how it works.

Stats Central

Stats Central

Go inside the game with the NFL's official game stats. Sort the stats by season or by week.

The Extra Point

Welcome to the Extra Point, where members of the NFL's football data and analytics team will share updates on league-wide trends in football data, interesting visualizations that showcase innovative ways to use the league's data, and provide an inside look at how the NFL uses data-driven insight to improve and monitor player and team performance.

Chart The Data

Chart and compare the NFL Football Operations stats you're looking for with the NFL's data tool. 

Weekly Dashboard

Get a snapshot of the current NFL game stats, updated weekly during the regular season.

Sixty-four NFL Legends and active players will add to the excitement of the 2019 NFL Draft by announcing draft picks and participating in festivities in Nashville.

Round two selections will be announced by previous NFL Draft first-round picks, and round three will be announced by players who were drafted in later rounds.

In addition to announcing NFL Draft selections, players will be on-site to mentor the prospects and take part in a variety of community service events. 

Below is the list of players scheduled to announce selections in the 2019 NFL Draft:

PLAYER ROUND TEAM
Shaun Alexander 2 Seattle Seahawks
Willie Anderson 2 Cincinnati Bengals
David Andrews 3 New England Patriots
Geno Atkins 3 Cincinnati Bengals
Carl Banks 2 New York Giants
Keith Brooking 2 Atlanta Falcons
Jurrell Casey 3 Tennessee Titans
Brent Celek 3 Philadelphia Eagles
Larry Centers 3 Arizona Cardinals
Kam Chancellor 3 Seattle Seahawks
Earl Cooper 2 San Francisco 49ers
Trent Dilfer 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Kenyan Drake 3 Miami Dolphins
Carl Eller 2 Minnesota Vikings
Jahri Evans 3 New Orleans Saints
Eddie George 2 Tennessee Titans
Darrell Green 2 Washington Redskins
Dante Hall 3 Kansas City Chiefs
Santonio Holmes 2 Pittsburgh Steelers
DeAndre Hopkins 2 Houston Texans
Dexter Jackson 3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Joe Jacoby 3 Washington Redskins
Charles Johnson 3 Carolina Panthers
Stevie Johnson 3 Buffalo Bills
Ed Jones 2 Dallas Cowboys
Steve Jordan 3 Minnesota Vikings
Aaron Kampman 3 Green Bay Packers
Brett Keisel 3 Pittsburgh Steelers
Christian Kirksey 3 Cleveland Browns 
Olin Kreutz 3 Chicago Bears
Shane Lechler 3 Oakland Raiders
Jamal Lewis 2 Baltimore Ravens
James Lofton 2 Green Bay Packers
Nick Mangold 2 New York Jets
Deuce McAllister 2 New Orleans Saints
Karl Mecklenburg 3 Denver Broncos
Shawne Merriman 2 Los Angeles Chargers
Terrell Owens 3 San Francisco 49ers
Orlando Pace 2 Los Angeles Rams
Mike Quick 2 Philadelphia Eagles
Josh Scobee 3 Jacksonville Jaguars
Cory Schlesinger 3 Detroit Lions
Billy Sims 2 Detroit Lions
Jackie Slater 3 Los Angeles Rams
Brad Smith 3 New York Jets
Fred Taylor 2 Jacksonville Jaguars
Adalius Thomas 3 Baltimore Ravens
Jessie Tuggle 3 Atlanta Falcons
David Tyree 3 New York Giants
Reggie Wayne 2 Indianapolis Colts
Richmond Webb 2 Miami Dolphins
Al Wilson 2 Denver Broncos
Eric Wood 2 Buffalo Bills
Charles Woodson 2 Oakland Raiders
Rayfield Wright 3 Dallas Cowboys

*Bold designates Hall of Famers

**Players will represent their clubs regardless of whether the team possesses a Round 2 or Round 3 pick.

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