Fans Can Meet NFL’s New Crop Of Talent Exclusively On NFL Network & NFL.com

Courtesy of the NFL:

For college students chasing their NFL dreams, and scouts looking for the best of the best, the time is NOW. It’s time to compete, time to make a mark, time to believe. With extensive access to daily workouts, head coaches, front-office personnel and players, the 2008 NFL Scouting Combine on NFL Network and NFL.com Presented by Reebok will give fans an exclusive opportunity to see how teams are preparing for the upcoming April 26-27 NFL Draft and how college prospects vie to be chosen early.

Beginning Thursday, February 21, fans will be given an all-access pass to more than 300 NFL hopefuls as they converge for the combine at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis for on-field drills, physical testing, exams and interviews with team personnel and the media.

From press conferences to weigh-ins, the 40-yard dash to the bench press, NFL Network goes live to follow the competition with high definition telecasts. Coverage will incorporate the use of a record 12 cameras, an on-screen graphics panel highlighting workout results, and interviews with participants following drills. In total, NFL Network will provide 26 hours of combine coverage.

Reebok, the official outfitter of the NFL is serving as the presenting sponsor of NFL Network and NFL.com combine coverage. All players will be outfitted in Reebok’s official NFL Equipment gear.

A breakdown of the NFL Network combine programming:

  • Live Workouts: Host Rich Eisen is joined by analysts Charles Davis, Mike Mayock and Rod Woodson for daily reports on the prospects participating. Additional expert commentary includes Jamie Dukes on the offensive linemen, Marshall Faulk and Steve Mariucci on the quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers, and Deion Sanders on defensive backs. Airs live Saturday, February 23 through Tuesday, February 26 beginning at 11:00 AM ET each day.
  • NFL Total Access: NFL Total Access is on location from the Scouting Combine with news, analysis and interviews featuring host Fran Charles alongside analysts Steve Mariucci, Jamie Dukes and reporter Adam Schefter. Airs live Thursday, February 21 through Monday, February 25 at 7:00 PM ET.
  • Press Conferences: Player, coach and general manager press conferences from the combine anchored by Paul Burmeister and Adam Schefter. Airs live Thursday and Friday at 2:30 PM ET as well as Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 PM ET.

On NFL.com fans will be able to follow the action with:

  • NFL.com LIVE: Fans can choose between five different video streams: NFL Network’s live programming, two ground cameras covering the 40-yard dash and position drills, a “jump camera” covering the vertical and broad jumps and a “shuttle camera” covering the 20-yard shuttle, 60-yard shuttle and 3-cone drills.

  • Workout results: Top performers from each position posted to NFL.com throughout each day of workouts.

  • Exclusive Video Reports from On-Site Reporter, Scott Hanson: Includes post-workout interviews and analysis.

  • Extensive Database of Prospects: Profiles of prospects including scouting reports, statistics and answers to questionnaires included in official invitee packets.

  • Exclusive Video: Player interviews, news conferences, NFL Total Access segments and other event coverage.

Following is the NFL Network and NFL.com day-by-day combine coverage schedule (all times listed in ET):

Thursday, February 21
ALL DAY – NFL.com:
Video on Demand content available.

2:30 PM NFL Scouting Combine Press Conferences

7:00 PM NFL Total Access from the Scouting Combine

(re-airs at 11:00 PM)

Friday, February 22
ALL DAY – NFL.com: Video on Demand content available.

2:30 PM NFL Scouting Combine Press Conferences

7:00 PM NFL Total Access from the Scouting Combine

(re-airs at 12:00 MIDNIGHT)

Saturday, February 23

11:00 AM-2:00 PM – NFL.com LIVE: Five live streams from workouts available.

11:00 AM Workouts: Kickers, Offensive Linemen and Tight Ends
(re-airs in its entirety at 4:00 PM with cut-down versions at 8:00 PM & 11:00 PM)

2:00 PM NFL Scouting Combine Press Conferences

7:00 PM NFL Total Access from the Scouting Combine

(re-airs at 10:00 PM and 1:00 AM)

Sunday, February 24

11:00 AM-2:00 PM – NFL.com LIVE: Five live streams from workouts available.

11:00 AMWorkouts: Quarterbacks, Wide Receivers, Running Backs
(re-airs in its entirety at 4:00 PM with cut-down versions at 8:00 PM & 11:00 PM)

2:00 PM NFL Scouting Combine Press Conferences

7:00 PM NFL Total Access from the Scouting Combine

(re-airs at 10:00 PM and 1:00 AM)

Monday, February 25

11:00 AM-2:00 PM – NFL.com LIVE: Five live streams from workouts available.

11:00 AM Workouts: Linebackers, Defensive Lineman
(re-airs in its entirety at 4:00 PM with cut-down versions at 8:00 PM & 11:00 PM)

7:00 PM NFL Total Access from the Scouting Combine

(re-airs at 10:00 PM and 1:00 AM)

Tuesday, February 26
11:00 AM-2:00 PM – NFL.com LIVE: Five live streams from workouts available.

11:00 AM Workouts: Defensive Backs
(re-airs in its entirety at 4:00 PM with cut-down versions at 8:00 PM & 11:00 PM)

Wednesday, February 27

8:00 PM 2007 NFL Scouting Combine Wrap-Up Show

(re-airs at 11:00 PM and on 2/28 at 1:00 PM and 6:00 PM)

Annually, NFL Network airs nearly 200 football games, including eight regular season NFL games, 52 preseason games, 98 game replays, Super Bowl and NFL Classics, plus the Insight Bowl, Texas Bowl and Senior Bowl. NFL Network airs seven days a week, 24 hours a day on a year-round basis and is the first television network fully dedicated to the NFL and the sport of football. For more information, log onto www.nfl.com/nflnetwork. NFL.com is the exclusive internet home of NFL Network.


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