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When is the NFL Combine? Dates, schedule for 2023 NFL Draft scouting showcase

Fans hoping for another taste of NFL action more than two weeks after Super Bowl 57 are in luck. The NFL Scouting Combine takes place in Indianapolis this week, with hundreds of prospects converging on Lucas Oil Stadium to win over front offices ahead of April’s draft. 

Players will go through medical tests, interviews, and on-field drills as teams continue to shuffle their draft boards. 

The combine is just one part of the pre-draft process — pro days, character concerns, and of course a player’s body of work at the college level also factor heavily into how the draft shakes out — but there’s no doubt the event has affected the stock of some premier prospects over the years.

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There are more combine participants than there are draft picks in April, so the prospects have plenty on the line as they aim to make a strong impression. 

Here’s a complete look at when the NFL Combine starts, including a full workout schedule.

When is the NFL Combine?

Players begin orientation and team interviews as early as Monday, Feb. 27. While the public doesn’t witness team interviews or medical exams, they often matter for prospects just as much as workouts. 

The on-field drills begin on Thursday, March 2, when defensive linemen and linebackers take the field. Defensive backs and special teamers will take the field the next day, followed by quarterbacks, wide receivers, and tight ends on Saturday. Offensive linemen and running backs finish up the workouts on Sunday.

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Below is a complete schedule for on-field drills, including start times.

NFL Combine schedule 2023

  • Dates: Monday, Feb. 27 to Sunday, March 5
  • Location: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis 

The combine gets underway on Monday as the first players go through orientation and initial team interviews, but players won’t take the field until Thursday. In the meantime, prospects will also undergo key measurements full medical exam.

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Here’s when each position group is scheduled to take the field:

Date Time (ET) Group Channel/Stream
Thursday, March 2 3 p.m. DL, LB NFL Network, fuboTV
Friday, March 3 3 p.m. DB, ST NFL Network, fuboTV
Saturday, March 4 1 p.m. QB, WR, TE NFL Network, fuboTV
Sunday, March 5 1 p.m. OL, RB NFL Network, fuboTV

How to watch the NFL Combine

  • TV channel: NFL Network
  • Live stream: fuboTV, NFL+, NFL and NFL Network apps

NFL Network will again broadcast the combine, with a close eye on the 40-yard dash showings by the prospects. Rich Eisen will lead the coverage alongside Daniel Jeremiah, Kurt Warner and others.

Cord-cutters can catch the 2023 NFL Combine on the NFL’s digital platforms or fuboTV, which offers a free trial


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