The 2023 NFL Scouting Combine kicks off this week as more than 300 college prospects embark on what is essentially the ultimate job interview.
The Combine – which will once again take place at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis – consists of interviews, medical evaluations, workouts and drills as part of a standardized, information-gathering event ahead of the 2023 NFL Draft in April.
Several top decision-makers from the Kansas City Chiefs will be in attendance, including Head Coach Andy Reid and General Manager Brett Veach. In fact, both Reid and Veach will speak to the media on Tuesday, February 28.
Head Coach Andy Reid Media Availability: 11 a.m. CT on February 28
General Manager Brett Veach Media Availability: 11:15 a.m. CT on February 28
Among the 319 prospects invited to this year's Combine are a handful of players from Kansas City area high schools and universities. That group includes:
Area high school connections: Kansas State DE Felix Anudike-Uzomah (Lee's Summit High School), Michigan WR Ronnie Bell (Park Hill High School), Rice DE Ikenna Enechukwu (Ruskin High School) and Northwestern DL Adetomiwa Adebawore (North Kansas City High School).
Area university connections:
- Kansas State University: RB Deuce Vaughn, WR Malik Knowles, DE Felix Anudike-Uzomah and DB Julius Brents
- University of Kansas: OL Earl Bostick Jr and LB Lonnie Phelps
- University of Missouri: DL Isaiah McGuire
For a full list of participants, click here.
NFL Network will provide live coverage of on-field drills beginning on March 2. Some notable drills include the 40-yard dash, the bench press, the vertical jump, the broad jump, the three-cone drill, the 20-yard shuttle and the 60-yard shuttle.
The schedule (which is sorted by position groups) is below.
March 2 (2 p.m. to 7 p.m. CT): Defensive Linemen and Linebackers
March 3 (2 p.m. to 7 p.m. CT): Defensive Backs, Kickers and Special Teamers
March 4 (12 p.m. to 7 p.m. CT): Quarterbacks, Wide Receivers and Tight Ends
March 5 (12 p.m. to 6 p.m. CT): Offensive Linemen and Running Backs
The NFL will also update the "Combine Tracker" with live player results as they occur. The tracker can be found by clicking here.