NFL Media Offers Expansive Coverage of the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine

Live Coverage of Combine Drills Begins Friday, February 20 at 9:00 AM ET

Coverage of Combine Press Conferences Live at 2:00 PM ET on Wednesday & Thursday February 18-19

‘NFL Scouting Combine LIVE’ Streams on NFL.com, NFL Now & NFL Mobile Friday, February 20 – Monday, February 23 at 9:00 AM ET

‘NFL AM’ & ‘NFL Total Access’ Live From Indianapolis

For the 11th year, NFL Media provides exclusive multi-platform coverage of the league’s next generation of talent with more than 45 hours of live coverage of the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine Presented by Under Armour. Beginning Wednesday, February  18, NFL Network, NFL.com, NFL Now and NFL Mobile broadcast live from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, providing an up-close look at Heisman Trophy Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston and the rest of the more than 330 NFL prospects looking to take the next step in their careers.

NFL Media features a 26-man roster of talent to cover the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine, including NFL Draft experts Mike Mayock, Charles Davis and Daniel Jeremiah. Additionally, former NFL head coaches Steve Mariucci and Brian Billick, and former NFL scout Bucky Brooks each lend their insight into the Combine process gained from several years of experience in the field.

This year for the first time, live coverage of on-field workouts will begin on Friday, February 20 with the offensive linemen and tight ends rather than Saturday as in years past. Live coverage continues with the running backs, quarterbacks and wide receivers on Saturday, February 21, linebackers and defensive linemen on Sunday, February 22 and defensive backs on Monday, February 23. Coverage of workouts begins each day at 9:00 AM ET.

Rich Eisen anchors NFL Network’s coverage of the on-field workouts, joined by Mayock and NFL Network’s team of analysts. Expert commentary includes Shaun O’Hara on offensive linemen (Friday), Kurt Warner on quarterbacks (Saturday), Michael Irvin on wide receivers (Saturday), Marshall Faulk on running backs (Saturday), Willie McGinest on linebackers (Sunday), and Deion Sanders on defensive backs (Monday). Tennessee Titans offensive tackle Taylor Lewan joins NFL Network’s coverage of the offensive linemen drills Friday, February 20 and Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall joins on Monday, February 23 for coverage of the defensive back drills. Additionally, running back Chris Johnson joins NFL Network’s coverage on Saturday, February 21 via Skype before prospects aim to break his 40-yard dash record.

Throughout the week, Davis, Jeremiah, Mariucci, Billick and host Chris Rose provide further analysis, while NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network reporter Kimberly Jones are on the scene in Indianapolis with the latest news reports from around the league. Additionally, Rhett Lewis and LaVar Arrington provide live reports from Indianapolis for NFL AM on beginning Wednesday at 6:00 AM ET, and Dan Hellie and Brian Baldinger check in from Indianapolis for NFL Total Access Friday, February 20 – Sunday, February 22 at 7:00 PM ET.

Coverage of the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine begins Wednesday, February 18 and Thursday, February 19 at 2:00 PM ET with NFL Total Access Scouting Combine Press Conferences from Lucas Oil Stadium.

NFL Network’s live coverage of the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine can also be accessed on mobile phones and tablets exclusively through NFL Mobile From Verizon, as well as other digital platforms such as Watch NFL Network (tablet + PC), NFL on Xbox (Xbox One & Windows 8 devices) and NFL.com/Watch.

For the 11th year, the Combine will conclude with Rich Eisen’s annual 40-yard dash in his trademark suit and Under Armour shoes. This year, he will be looking to best his Personal Record of 5.98 seconds, which he clocked at last year’s Combine. Also, this year’s ‘Run Rich Run’ will benefit the NFL PLAY 60 relationship with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Fans can participate and show their support while flexing their own creativity by submitting videos of themselves running the 40-yard dash. Along with their submissions, fans will be encouraged to donate money to help support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, ensuring families never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food, and can focus on what matters most – helping their child live.

To submit videos of themselves running the 40 and to support NFL PLAY’s collaboration 60 along with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, fans can visit: NFL.com/RunRichRun. Fans can also submit ‘Run Rich Run’ videos via Twitter using the following hashtags: #RunRichRun #StJude.

NFL Network’s coverage of the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine features the following technological enhancements:

  • NFLN-Focus Camera Technology: A high-speed camera that allows moving targets to stay in the camera frame longer, highlighting the smallest details. It will have a tremendous presence in coverage of the 40-yard dash, both at the start and finish line, and will also be used in other events including the vertical and broad jumps, three-cone and position drills
  • Simulcam Camera Technology: For the seventh year at the NFL Scouting Combine, the Simulcam provides an unparalleled, in-depth comparison and analysis of the position, style, speed and trajectory of competitors through the use of background recognition and camera-matching technology. Simulcam will be a key contributor to NFL Network’s 40-yard dash coverage
  • Cablecam Technology: The Cablecam returns to offer a unique overhead view which gives viewers a new way of following each drill and a more intimate feeling that they are present in Indianapolis
  • New Comparative Analytics Technology: For the first in NFL history, viewers will be able to see how draft prospects measure up against established NFL players. With the help of Reality Check Systems (RCS), NFL Media’s coverage of the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine will feature cutting-edge graphics, transforming player attributes and performance data into comparative analytics graphics that illustrate which NFL players most closely resemble draft players – from physical characteristics to performance. Through a unique algorithm, NFL Media’s coverage of the Combine will generate the NFL player with the statistics that best match the prospect and then display the results as graphics

Located on NFL Media’s digital properties, fans can follow all of the action of NFL Scouting Combine LIVE on any of their connected devices. Each day, fans can get wall-to-wall coverage of NFL Scouting Combine LIVE on NFL.com, NFL Now and NFL Mobile. NFL Scouting Combine LIVE features a single broadcast spread across three different desks. Matt “Money” Smith and Bucky Brooks provide coverage off all the drills and workouts, along with Akbar Gbajabiamila providing interviews with the players and more on-site analysis. Marc Istook, Solomon Wilcots and Lance Zierlein provide context of the top prospects with player comparisons, mock drafts and team needs. Molly Qerim rounds out the Combine with an eye on social media, providing the pulse of the Combine from participant tweets, current player reactions and fan commentary. NFL Scouting Combine LIVE streams Friday, February 20 – Monday, February 20 starting each day at 9:00 AM ET.

NFL.com and NFL Mobile’s coverage of the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine includes the following features:

  • Social Integration: NFL.com will utilize real-time social monitoring, analysis and trending tools, offering fans the opportunity to be part of a social community by answering poll questions, following social media conversations and submit questions to NFL Media analysts
  • Updated VOD packages of top prospects: For the first time, NFL.com’s Combine coverage features updated video-on-demand packages of the top prospects. From bench presses, to 40-yard dashes, to positional drills, NFL.com will allow fans to instantly access updated workout summaries of the prospects they may have missed

NFL Now will also offer free live streams of every NFL head coach and general manager press conference from the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine starting Wednesday, February 18, as well as select prospect press conferences.

MOBILE APPLICATIONS: For fans on the go, NFL Digital Media has multiple mobile applications available, allowing fans to get all the latest 2015 NFL Scouting Combine coverage on their smartphone.

  • Live Streaming on NFL Mobile from Verizon:NFL Mobile from Verizon features the latest news, Combine participant profiles, results trackers and video on-demand. Verizon customers can access live, streaming video of NFL Network’s 2015 NFL Scouting Combine coverage on their smartphone. Verizon customers on the MORE Everything plan have access the NFL Network live stream at no extra charge. All other Verizon users can access live streaming video by upgrading to Premium for $5/month. For more information, visit vzw.com/nfl. Data usage applies for app download and use
  • NFL Mobile: Featuring live stats, news articles, tweets, photos and video highlights, NFL Mobile provides fans extensive coverage leading up to and during the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine. Available on iOS, Android, Windows 8 and Blackberry devices
  • Watch NFL Network: Live streaming of NFL Network’s coverage of the 2015 Scouting Combine is available on Watch NFL Network on tablets, PCs and the NFL on Xbox application. Go to NFL.com/Watch for more information

NFL Network & NFL.com 2015 NFL Scouting Combine Talent

LaVar Arrington (@LaVarArrington)               Analyst

Brian Baldinger                                               Analyst

Brian Billick (@CoachBillick)                          Analyst

Bucky Brooks (@BuckyBrooks)                    Analyst

Charles Davis (@CFD22)                              Analyst

Rich Eisen (@RichEisen)                               Host

Marshall Faulk            (@MarshallFaulk)                  Analyst

Akbar Gbajabiamila (@Akbar_Gbaja)           Analyst

Dan Hellie (@DanHellie)                                Host

Michael Irvin (@MichaelIrvin88)                    Analyst

Marc Istook (@MarcIstookNFL)                    Host

Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks)             Analyst

Kimberly Jones (@KimJonesSports)             Reporter

Rhett Lewis (@RhettNFL)                              Host

Steve Mariucci (@SteveMariucci)                 Analyst

Mike Mayock                                                  Analyst

Willie McGinest (@WillieMcGinest)               Analyst

Shaun O’Hara (@ShaunOHara60)                Analyst

Molly Qerim (@MollyQerim)                          Host

Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet)                            NFL Media Insider

Chris Rose (@ChrisRose)                              Host

Deion Sanders (@DeionSanders)                  Analyst

Matt “Money” Smith (@MattMoneySmith)    Host

Kurt Warner (@Kurt13Warner)                      Analyst

Solomon Wilcots (@SolomonsWisdom_)      Analyst

Lance Zierlein (@LanceZierlein)                    Analyst

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

Wednesday, February 18

6:00 AM – NFL AM – LIVE

10:00 AM – NFL AM – Re-Air

12 Noon – NFL’s Top 10: Draft Steals

1:00 PM – NFL’s Top 10: Draft Classes

2:00 PM – NFL Total Access Scouting Combine Press Conferences LIVE COVERAGE

4:00 PM – NFL’s Top 10: Draft Classes

5:00 PM – A Football Life: Randall Cunningham

6:00 PM – A Football Life: Houston ‘93

7:00 PM – NFL Total Access – LIVE

8:00 PM – 2014 Super Bowl Champion Player Stunt

9:00 PM – Finding Giants: Episode #1

9:30 PM – Finding Giants: Episode #2

10:00 PM – Finding Giants: Episode #3

10:30 PM – Finding Giants: Episode #4

11:00 PM – NFL Total Access

12 Midnight – NFL’s Top 10: Draft Classes

1:00 PM – NFL’s Top 10: Draft Day Moments

Thursday, February 19

6:00 AM – NFL AM – LIVE

10:00 AM – NFL AM – Re-Air

12 Noon – NFL’s Top 10: Undrafted Players

1:00 PM – NFL’s Top 10: Draft Busts

2:00 PM – NFL Total Access Scouting Combine Press Conferences LIVE COVERAGE

4:00 PM – NFL’s Top 10: Heisman Winners in the NFL

5:00 PM – A Football Life: Bill Belichick – Part 1

6:00 PM – A Football Life: Bill Belichick – Part 2

7:00 PM – NFL Total Access – LIVE

8:00 PM – 2014 Super Bowl Champion Player Stunt

9:00 PM – Brady 6

10:00 PM – NFL’s Top 10: Draft Steals

11:00 PM – NFL Total Access

12 Midnight – Brady 6

1:00 AM – NFL’s Top 10: Draft Steals

Friday, February 20

6:00 AM – NFL AM – LIVE

9:00 AM – 2015 NFL Scouting Combine: Kickers, Offensive Linemen & Tight Ends LIVE COVERAGE

  • Encores with cut down versions at 4:00 PM, 8:00 PM & 12 Midnight ET

7:00 AM – NFL Total Access – LIVE

  • Encores at 11:00 PM ET

ALL DAY – NFL.com:  Exclusive daily video clips available

Saturday, February 21

9:00 AM – 2015 NFL Scouting Combine: Running Backs, Quarterbacks & Wide Receivers LIVE COVERAGE

  • Encores with cut down versions at 4:00 PM, 8:00 PM & 12 Midnight ET

7:00 PM – NFL Total Access – LIVE

  • Encores at 11:00 PM ET

ALL DAY – NFL.com:  Exclusive daily video clips available

Sunday, February 22

9:00 AM – 2015 NFL Scouting Combine: Defensive Linemen & Linebackers LIVE COVERAGE

  • Encores with cut down versions at 4:00 PM, 8:00 PM & 12 Midnight ET

7:00 PM – NFL Total Access – LIVE

  • Encores at 11:00 PM ET

ALL DAY – NFL.com:  Exclusive daily video clips available

Monday, February 23

6:00 AM – NFL AM – LIVE

9:00 AM – 2015 NFL Scouting Combine: Defensive Backs LIVE COVERAGE

  • Encores with cut down versions at 2:00 PM, 8:00 PM & 12 Midnight ET

7:00 PM – NFL Total Access – LIVE

  • Encores at 11:00 PM ET

ALL DAY – NFL.com:  Exclusive daily video clips available

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