After a one-year hiatus, the scouting combine returns to Indianapolis as host to the future players of the NFL.
Thursday marks the beginning of the official four-day, pre-draft process where NFL teams can view the draft prospects in action at the 2022 NFL Scouting Combine.
Live coverage of the scouting combine will be on NFL Network starting at 4 pm eastern standard time each day, but this year, the doors have been opened up for fans and spectators alike.
Scheduling for the event goes as follow:
Day 1, Thursday, March 3: QBs, WRs, TEs
Day 2, Friday, March 4: RBs, OL
Day 3, Saturday, March 5: DL, LBs
Day 4, Sunday, March 6: DBs, Special Teams
The Indianapolis Colts do not hold a first-round draft pick for the third time over the last four years. In the past, Indy has still found great value in the draft via the scouting combine in players like Jonathan Taylor, Michael Pittman Jr, Nyheim Hines, and Parris Campbell, all who stood out with their performances.
Chris Ballard and Frank Reich will be keying in on prospects of all positions but the biggest positions of need have been determined to be wide receiver, offensive line, cornerback, tight end, and edge rusher.
Getting an accurate evaluation of this year’s draft prospects is vital heading into the free agency period, as the Colts currently have more than 25 players set to become unrestricted free agents.
With names like Mark Glowinski, T.Y. Hilton, and Eric Fisher at the top of that list, it seems as good a time as ever to start looking for their successors.
Let’s take a look at the NFL Scouting Combine participants Indy should sit up in their seats for when they take the field.