2023 NFL Scouting Combine schedule, events and how to watch live

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It’s weird to think the 2023 NFL Scouting Combine is just around the corner (it is), and Niner Noise has all the information 49ers fans will want to know.

The San Francisco 49ers’ 2022 season came to a disappointing end with a defeat in the 2023 NFC Championship game at the hands of the Super Bowl-losing Philadelphia Eagles.

For a sizable chunk of Niners fans out there, as well as many a football fan, that’ll be it as far as attention goes until the 2023 NFL Draft rolls around later this spring.

However, for all the diehards out there (if you’re reading this, this means you), you’re going to be lining up to get all the details about this year’s NFL Scouting Combine.

Admit it, you’ve looked over mock drafts and thought about which prospects could potentially fall to San Francisco in Round 3 and thereafter, given the 49ers don’t have picks in the first or second rounds.

And you’re wanting to see how those prospects (and others) wind up performing at Lucas Oil Stadium when the NFL Combine kicks off at the end of February from Indianapolis, Indiana.

We’ve got your schedule, the timeline of events and how you can watch the whole thing.

What is the NFL Scouting Combine schedule?

The 2023 NFL Combine opens up on Monday, Feb. 27. The first three days typically consist of orientations, medical evaluations and prospect meetings, and these events aren’t televised or open to the public.

The actual workouts begin on Thursday, March 2 and follow the below schedule by position:

  • Thursday, March 2 at 2 p.m. ET: Defensive line, linebackers
  • Friday, March 3 at 2 p.m. ET: Defensive backs
  • Saturday, March 4 at 12 p.m. ET: Quarterbacks, wide receivers, tight ends
  • Sunday, March 5 at 12 p.m. ET: Running backs, offensive linemen

What events do prospects partake in during the NFL Combine?

While it might be called the “Spandex Olympics,” invited prospects will partake in a number of drills to help determine base-level physical abilities without pads, tackling or other game-related X-factors.

The specific drills are:

  • 40-yard dash
  • 60-yard shuttle
  • 20-yard shuttle
  • Vertical jump
  • Broad jump
  • Three-cone drill
  • 225-pound bench press

Not all invited prospects partake in each of the events, and some entirely sit out the NFL Scouting Combine in favor of pro-day workouts or if they are already assumed to be selected high in the subsequent NFL Draft.

It’s also common for prospects to perform some drills while sitting out others.

How to watch the NFL Combine

NFL Network will exclusively broadcast the workout portions of the NFL Scouting Combine.

For fans who aren’t able to watch NFL Network on television, there are streaming options, including fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial for first-time users.

The NFL app or NFL.com/watch are also viable streaming options, while NFL+ subscribers can check out even more exclusive content during the combine.

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