The NFL has announced that the 2021 Combine, for NCAA athletes entering the draft, has been cancelled due to coronavirus!
The NFL has announced that this year’s combine, due to be held in Indianapolis, has been cancelled due to the risk posed by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The NFL combine is a stage for all the college athletes hoping to add to their draft stock by showing off their athletic ability. Many players have ended up boosting their draft positions due to their results at this iconic event.
Instead, all in-person workouts will take place at colleges’ pro days, all interviews/psychological testing will be done virtually and there will be limited in-person medical exams.
‘The league added it would work with individual schools to achieve consistency in the drills and testing that takes place with each NFL team gaining access of video for the workouts. Schools also will be asked to conduct virtual media availabilities with combine invitees to help “promote” the prospects and the 2021 NFL Draft.
In addition, the NFL is currently working alongside club physicians and trainers to develop a way in which to obtain “comprehensive medical information on each of the invited prospects.” In-person testing will be available for “a certain number of prospects” at designated locations, likely in early April.’