After being cancelled in 2021 due to the pandemic, the 2022 NFL Scouting Combine is back like it never left!
Here are seven things you need to know about this year's Combine as players, NFL coaches and staff and media begin arriving on Monday, Feb. 28.
A total of 324 prospects are invited to attend the 2022 NFL Combine, which takes place in Indianapolis from March 1 through March 7.
The NFL had to change their initial plan for a "heavy bubble" at the Combine that restricted COVID-19 restrictions. Initially, prospects were expected to remain in secure locations inside the bubble or risk facing disqualification. Agents were threatening a boycott, so the league had to adjust accordingly. The result? Bursting the bubble.
Head coaches and general managers will address the media on Tuesday and Wednesday. Players will do their media interviews by position group from Wednesday through Saturday.
Texans General Manager Nick Caserio will speak to the media on Tuesday, March 1 at 1:30 p.m. CT. from Indianapolis. Head Coach Lovie Smith is scheduled to speak on Wednesday, March 2 at 1:30 p.m. CT.
The school with the most Combine invitations is the reigning national champion, Georgia, with 14 players. Alabama and Oklahoma are tied for the second-most players invited with 11.
There are seven Texas colleges represented with 22 players invited: Texas A&M (9), Houston (3), Texas Tech (3),SMU (3), Texas (2), Sam Houston State (1) and TCU (1).
Today, the Houston Texans 2022 coaching staff met with the media.