NFL Combine 2022: Schedule, dates, invites, history, and more

The 2022 NFL Combine will be held the week of February 28 -- what are the key dates, who was invited, and what is the workout schedule?

After taking a year off due to the pandemic, the NFL Scouting Combine is returning in 2022. This week, NFL Draft prospects such as quarterbacks Malik Willis, Matt Corral, Kenny Pickett, Sam Howell, and others will showcase their physical tools and athleticism for all 32 teams at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. To help you keep track of when and where to watch, we’ve compiled the 2022 NFL Combine schedule, key dates, workouts, the list of invitees, and more.

When is the 2022 NFL Combine: Dates, Location, and TV Channel

  • Dates
    Player interviews start February 28, workouts begin on March 3, and the Combine concludes on March 6.
  • Location
    Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • TV Channel
    NFL Network
  • Live Streams:
    Sling, fuboTV, YouTube TV, Hulu, and NFL Mobile App

What to expect from the 2022 NFL Combine

The NFL invited 324 prospects to the 2022 NFL Scouting Combine, although not all will attend the event. Following immense backlash for implementing a “bubble” environment, the NFL and National Football Scouting, which operates the Combine, issued a memo stating that players could now leave designated areas without consequence. Under the initial plan, prospects were not allowed to leave Lucas Oil Stadium and the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

NFL Network will not begin televising the 2022 NFL Combine until on-field workouts commence on Thursday, March 3. The beginning of the week is reserved for player onboarding, interviews, and media sessions. Quarterbacks, running backs, and wide receivers will be the first position groups to arrive and take the field in Indy.

Viewers can expect to see position-specific drills, the 40-yard dash, bench press (225-pound repetitions), vertical jump, broad jump, 20-yard shuttle, 60-yard shuttle, and the three-cone drill. The Combine drills are meant to highlight a prospect’s raw explosiveness, power, speed, or athleticism.

The Combine has called Indianapolis home since 1987. Thanks to its geographical location, it makes for an easily accessible venue for NFL franchises, media, and players. Yet, Combine locations for 2023-2028 will be up for leaguewide bidding. The three cities in consideration to host the event in 2023 are Dallas, Los Angeles, and Indianapolis.

2022 NFL Combine Schedule: Position Groups

Here is the schedule for all positions groups at the 2022 NFL Combine. The quarterbacks, tight ends, and wide receivers kick off the week on Monday, February 28. They’re followed by the offensive linemen, running backs, and specialists, who come to town on Tuesday. On Wednesday, the defensive linemen and linebackers join the party, and on Thursday, the defensive backs begin their part of the week in Indianapolis.

Monday, February 28

  • QB, TE, WR
    Registration, Pre-exam, Orientation, and Interviews

Tuesday, March 1

  • QB, TE, WR
    Medical Exam and Interviews
  • OL, RB
    Registration, Pre-exam, Orientation, and Interviews

Wednesday, March 2

  • QB, TE, WR
    Media, Interviews, and Ortho Exam
  • OL, RB
    Medical Exam and Interviews
  • DL, LB
    Registration, Pre-Exam, Orientation, and Interviews

Thursday, March 3

  • QB, TE, WR
    Measurements, Bench Press, and On-Field Workouts. TV coverage starts at 4 PM ET.
  • OL, RB, ST
    Medical Exam, Interviews, and Ortho Exam
  • DL, LB
    Medical Exam and Interviews
  • DB
    Registration, Pre-exam, Orientation, and Interviews

Friday, March 4

  • OL, RB, ST
    Measurements, Bench Press, and On-Field Workouts. TV coverage starts at 4 PM ET.
  • DL, LB
    Medical Exam, Interviews, and Ortho Exam
  • DB
    Medical Exam and Interviews

Saturday, March 5

  • DL, LB
    Measurements, Bench Press, and On-Field Workouts. TV coverage starts at 4 PM ET.
  • DB
    Media, Interviews, and Ortho Exam

Sunday, March 6

  • DB
    Measurements, Bench Press, and On-Field Workouts. TV coverage starts at 4 PM ET.

History of the NFL Combine

The history of the NFL Scouting Combine officially traces back to 1982 when National Football Scouting Inc. held the first National Invitational Camp (NIC). This was in response to a proposal from Dallas Cowboys President and General Manager Tex Schramm. Schramm wanted the league to hold a centralized player evaluation process rather than teams working out players individually.

The NIC was attended by 163 players in 1982 and was only for members of teams of the National Football Scouting service. The organizations representing the remaining teams held two other independent scouting camps. This would continue in ’83 and ’84.

In 1985, the 28 NFL teams agreed to host a centralized NFL Combine. This was proposed to reduce the costs involved in running three separate camps. Typically, 330 invites are sent to the NFL Combine. Of those, 250 are sent prior to that year’s bowl games. Following the underclassmen declaration deadline, further invites are sent to players who receive super-majority support from the selection committee.

What draft prospects were invited to the 2022 NFL Combine?

More than 300 NFL Draft prospects — 324 to be exact — were invited to the 2022 NFL Combine. How are these players selected?

According to the NFL Scouting Combine’s website, all 32 NFL teams are invited to provide input on draft-eligible players which is used by the Player Selection Committee to select each year’s participants.

This committee consists of Directors of both National and BLESTO scouting services, which combined represent 28 NFL teams, are joined by members of various NFL player personnel departments to form the committee. The Combine website states that the participating NFL executives can rotate on a yearly basis, and remain anonymous.

Once all draft-eligible players are submitted for review, they are discussed and voted on by the committee members. Each player receiving the necessary number of votes (the exact amount is unknown) by position then receives an invite.

Below is the complete list, which is sorted by position. They’ll look to impress NFL general managers, head coaches, scouts, and others during the week.

Quarterbacks

  • Jack Coan, Notre Dame
  • Matt Corral, Ole Miss
  • Dustin Crum, Kent State
  • Kaleb Eleby, Western Michigan
  • Sam Howell, North Carolina
  • Cole Kelley, SE Louisiana
  • D’Eriq King, Miami (FL)
  • EJ Perry, Brown
  • Kenny Pickett, Pittsburgh
  • Brock Purdy, Iowa State
  • Desmond Ridder, Cincinnati
  • Carson Strong, Nevada
  • Skylar Thompson, Kansas State
  • Malik Willis, Liberty
  • Bailey Zappe, Western Kentucky

Running Backs

  • Tyler Allgeier, BYU
  • Tyler Badie, Missouri
  • Greg Bell, San Diego State
  • Max Borghi, Washington State
  • Kennedy Brooks, Oklahoma
  • Leddie Brown, West Virginia
  • Ty Chandler, North Carolina
  • Snoop Conner, Ole Miss
  • James Cook, Georgia
  • Jashaun Corbin, Florida State
  • Tyrion Davis-Price, LSU
  • Jerrion Ealy, Ole Miss
  • Trestan Ebner, Baylor
  • Jerome Ford, Cincinnati
  • Tyler Goodson, Iowa
  • Breece Hall, Iowa State
  • Kevin Harris, South Carolina
  • Hassan Haskins, Michigan
  • Keaontay Ingram, USC
  • Zonovan Knight, NC State
  • Sincere McCormick, UTSA
  • Isaih Pacheco, Rutgers
  • Dameon Pierce, Florida
  • D’Vonte Price, Florida International
  • Ronnie Rivers, Fresno State
  • Brian Robinson Jr., Alabama
  • Abram Smith, Baylor
  • Isaiah Spiller, Texas A&M
  • Pierre Strong Jr., South Dakota State
  • CJ Verdell, Oregon
  • Kenneth Walker III, Michigan State
  • Jaylen Warren, Oklahoma State
  • Rachaad White, Arizona State
  • Zamir White, Georgia
  • ZaQuandre White, South Carolina
  • Kyren Williams, Notre Dame

Wide Receivers

  • Calvin Austin III, Memphis
  • Kevin Austin Jr., Notre Dame
  • David Bell, Purdue
  • Slade Bolden, Alabama
  • Treylon Burks, Arkansas
  • Dai’Jean Dixon, Nicholls State
  • Jahan Dotson, Penn State
  • Romeo Doubs, Nevada
  • Dontario Drummond, Ole Miss
  • Erik Ezukanma, Texas Tech
  • Ty Fryfogle, Indiana
  • Danny Gray, SMU
  • Johnny Johnson III, Oregon
  • Josh Johnson, Tulsa
  • Velus Jones Jr., Tennessee
  • Drake London, USC
  • Bo Melton, Rutgers
  • John Metchie III, Alabama
  • Skyy Moore, Western Michigan
  • Jalen Nailor, Michigan State
  • Chris Olave, Ohio State
  • Kyle Philips, UCLA
  • George Pickens, Georgia
  • Alec Pierce, Cincinnati
  • Makai Polk, Mississippi State
  • Charleston Rambo, Miami (FL)
  • Reggie Roberson Jr., SMU
  • Wan’Dale Robinson, Kentucky
  • Justyn Ross, Clemson
  • Braylon Sanders, Ole Miss
  • Khalil Shakir, Boise State
  • Tyquan Thornton, Baylor
  • Jalen Tolbert, South Alabama
  • Tré Turner, Virginia Tech
  • Christian Watson, North Dakota State
  • Isaiah Weston, Northern Iowa
  • Devon Williams, Oregon
  • Jameson Williams, Alabama
  • Garrett Wilson, Ohio State
  • Michael Woods II, Oklahoma

Tight Ends

  • Austin Allen, Nebraska
  • Chase Allen, Iowa State
  • Daniel Bellinger, San Diego State
  • Grant Calcaterra, SMU
  • Greg Dulcich, UCLA
  • Jake Ferguson, Wisconsin
  • Jeremiah Hall, Oklahoma
  • Peyton Hendershot, Indiana
  • Connor Heyward, Michigan State
  • Curtis Hodges, Arizona State
  • Charlie Kolar, Iowa State
  • Isaiah Likely, Coastal Carolina
  • Trey McBride, Colorado State
  • James Mitchell, Virginia Tech
  • Chigoziem Okonkwo, Maryland
  • Cade Otton, Washington
  • Teagan Quitoriano, Oregon State
  • Jeremy Ruckert, Ohio State
  • Cole Turner, Nevada
  • Jelani Woods, Virginia
  • Jalen Wydermyer, Texas A&M

Offensive Linemen

  • Blaise Andries, Minnesota
  • Ben Brown, Ole Miss
  • Logan Bruss, Wisconsin
  • Spencer Burford, UTSA
  • Ja’Tyre Carter, Southern
  • Charles Cross, Mississippi State
  • Myron Cunningham, Arkansas
  • Dawson Deaton, Texas Tech
  • Austin Deculus, LSU
  • Kellen Diesch, Arizona State
  • William Dunkle, San Diego State
  • Ikem Ekwonu, NC State
  • Obinna Eze, TCU
  • Joshua Ezeudu, North Carolina
  • Daniel Faalele, Minnesota
  • Luke Fortner, Kentucky
  • Luke Goedeke, Central Michigan
  • Kenyon Green, Texas A&M
  • Marquis Hayes, Oklahoma
  • Chasen Hines, LSU
  • Ed Ingram, LSU
  • Zion Johnson, Boston College
  • Braxton Jones, Southern Utah
  • Cam Jurgens, Nebraska
  • Darian Kinnard, Kentucky
  • Tyler Linderbaum, Iowa
  • Alec Lindstrom, Boston College
  • Vederian Lowe, Illinois
  • Abraham Lucas, Washington State
  • Cade Mays, Tennessee
  • Marcus McKethan, North Carolina
  • Max Mitchell, Louisiana
  • Thayer Munford, Ohio State
  • Evan Neal, Alabama
  • Dylan Parham, Memphis
  • Chris Paul, Tulsa
  • Trevor Penning, Northern Iowa
  • Nicholas Petit-Frere, Ohio State
  • Bernhard Raimann, Central Michigan
  • Sean Rhyan, UCLA
  • Tyrese Robinson, Oklahoma
  • Dare Rosenthal, Kentucky
  • Andrew Rupcich, Culver-Stockton
  • Jamaree Salyer, Georgia
  • Justin Shaffer, Georgia
  • Lecitus Smith, Virginia Tech
  • Tyler Smith, Tulsa
  • Cole Strange, Chattanooga
  • Andrew Stueber, Michigan
  • Luke Tenuta, Virginia Tech
  • Zachary Thomas, San Diego State
  • Zach Tom, Wake Forest
  • Cordell Volson, North Dakota State
  • Matt Waletzko, North Dakota
  • Rasheed Walker, Penn State
  • Luke Wattenberg, Washington
  • Dohnovan West, Arizona State
  • Nick Zakelj, Fordham

Defensive Linemen

  • Amaré Barno, Virginia Tech
  • Nik Bonitto, Oklahoma
  • Thomas Booker, Stanford
  • Matthew Butler, Tennessee
  • Zachary Carter, Florida
  • Micheal Clemons, Texas A&M
  • D.J. Davidson, Arizona State
  • Jordan Davis, Georgia
  • Kalia Davis, UCF
  • Arnold Ebiketie, Penn State
  • Noah Elliss, Idaho
  • Kingsley Enagbare, South Carolina
  • Neil Farrell Jr., LSU
  • Jonathan Ford, Miami (FL)
  • Haskell Garrett, Ohio State
  • Jeffrey Gunter, Coastal Carolina
  • Logan Hall, Houston
  • Christopher Hinton, Michigan
  • Aidan Hutchinson, Michigan
  • Jordan Jackson, Air Force
  • Tyree Johnson, Texas A&M
  • Travis Jones, Connecticut
  • George Karlaftis, Purdue
  • DeMarvin Leal, Texas A&M
  • Jesse Luketa, Penn State
  • DeAngelo Malone, Western Kentucky
  • Phidarian Mathis, Alabama
  • Marquan McCall, Kentucky
  • Otito Ogbonnia, UCLA
  • David Ojabo, Michigan
  • Esezi Otomewo, Minnesota
  • Josh Paschal, Kentucky
  • Jayden Peevy, Texas A&M
  • LaBryan Ray, Alabama
  • John Ridgeway, Arkansas
  • Dominique Robinson, Miami (OH)
  • Myjai Sanders, Cincinnati
  • Tyreke Smith, Ohio State
  • Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa, Notre Dame
  • Kayvon Thibodeaux, Oregon
  • Cameron Thomas, San Diego State
  • Isaiah Thomas, Oklahoma
  • Eyioma Uwazurike, Iowa State
  • Travon Walker, Georgia
  • Sam Williams, Ole Miss
  • Perrion Winfrey, Oklahoma
  • Alex Wright, UAB
  • Devonte Wyatt, Georgia

Linebackers

  • Christopher Allen, Alabama
  • Troy Andersen, Montana State
  • Brian Asamoah, Oklahoma
  • Darrian Beavers, Cincinnati
  • Terrel Bernard, Baylor
  • Darien Butler, Arizona State
  • Chance Campbell, Mississippi
  • Leo Chenal, Wisconsin
  • Damone Clark, LSU
  • Nakobe Dean, Georgia
  • JoJo Domann, Nebraska
  • Jeremiah Gemmel, North Carolina
  • Isaiah Graham-Mobley, Boston College
  • Jake Hansen, Illinois
  • Aaron Hansford, Texas A&M
  • Christian Harris, Alabama
  • D’Marco Jackson, Appalachian State
  • Drake Jackson, USC
  • Jermaine Johnson II, Florida State
  • Nate Landman, Colorado
  • Devin Lloyd, Utah
  • Boye Mafe, Minnesota
  • Zakoby McClain, Auburn
  • Micah McFadden, Indiana
  • Jeremiah Moon, Florida
  • Chad Muma, Wyoming
  • Malcolm Rodriguez, Oklahoma State
  • Mike Rose, Iowa State
  • Josh Ross, Michigan
  • Jack Sanborn, Wisconsin
  • Nephi Sewell, Utah
  • Brandon Smith, Penn State
  • Baylon Spector, Clemson
  • Channing Tindall, Georgia
  • Quay Walker, Georgia
  • Tre Williams, Arkansas

Defensive Backs

  • Tycen Anderson, Toledo
  • Jalyn Armour-Davis, Alabama
  • Kalon Barnes, Baylor
  • Markquese Bell, Florida A&M
  • Dane Belton, Iowa
  • Bubba Bolden, Miami (FL)
  • Andrew Booth Jr., Clemson
  • Jaquan Brisker, Penn State
  • Montaric Brown, Arkansas
  • Coby Bryant, Cincinnati
  • Percy Butler, Louisiana
  • Tariq Castro-Fields, Penn State
  • Lewis Cine, Georgia
  • Qwynnterrio Cole, Louisville
  • Bryan Cook, Cincinnati
  • Yusuf Corker, Kentucky
  • Nick Cross, Maryland
  • Decobie Durant, South Carolina State
  • Kaiir Elam, Florida
  • Martin Emerson, Mississippi State
  • Akayleb Evans, Missouri
  • DaMarcus Fields, Texas Tech
  • Cordale Flott, LSU
  • Ahmad Gardner, Cincinnati
  • Mario Goodrich, Clemson
  • Kyler Gordon, Washington
  • Vincent Gray, Michigan
  • Kyle Hamilton, Notre Dame
  • Kolby Harvell-Peel, Oklahoma State
  • Daxton Hill, Michigan
  • Josh Jobe, Alabama
  • Jack Jones, Arizona State
  • Marcus Jones, Houston
  • Kerby Joseph, Illinois
  • Derion Kendrick, Georgia
  • Quentin Lake, UCLA
  • Chase Lucas, Arizona State
  • Damarri Mathis, Pittsburgh
  • Zyon McCollum, Sam Houston State
  • Roger McCreary, Auburn
  • Trent McDuffie, Washington
  • Verone McKinley III, Oregon
  • Smoke Monday, Auburn
  • Leon O’Neal Jr., Texas A&M
  • Jalen Pitre, Baylor
  • Chris Steele, USC
  • Derek Stingley Jr., LSU
  • Alontae Taylor, Tennessee
  • Cam Taylor-Britt, Nebraska
  • Isaac Taylor-Stuart, USC
  • Juanyeh Thomas, Georgia Tech
  • Josh Thompson, Texas
  • Delarrin Turner-Yell, Oklahoma
  • Jermaine Waller, Virginia Tech
  • Jaylen Watson, Washington State
  • Sam Webb, Missouri Western State
  • Joshua Williams, Fayetteville State
  • Pepe Williams, Houston
  • JT Woods, Baylor
  • Tariq Woolen, UTSA
  • Mykael Wright, Oregon

Specialists

  • Cal Adomitis, LS, Pittsburgh
  • Matt Araiza, P, San Diego State
  • Gabe Brkic, K, Oklahoma
  • Jake Camarda, P, Georgia
  • Cameron Dicker, K, Texas
  • Trenton Gill, P, NC State
  • Blake Hayes, P, Illinois
  • Jordan Stout, P, Penn State
  • Cade York, K, LSU
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