The 2020 NFL Scouting Combine was the last major event not impacted by COVID-19. For the first time in over 30 years, the Combine's status is up in the air for 2021.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the league will make a decision on the upcoming 2021 Combine could come any day. The annual four-day event featuring over 300 of the nation's top college prospects will likely be pushed out from its usual late February dates at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Every year, coaches and front office staff from all 32 teams arrive in Indianapolis to interview and observe the best collegiate players ahead of the NFL Draft.
According to Schefter, alternatives to the traditional Combine include: a reduced format held in February, pushing the Combine to April, or relying on regional Combines thus eliminating the need for player travel to Indianapolis.
Whatever the decision is, the upcoming Combine will have to be reimagined, much like the rest of football activities taking place during the pandemic.
The 2021 NFL Draft will take place in Cleveland, Ohio from April 29 through May 1. To see the list of Houston Texans' draft picks, click here.