NFL Combine 2022 schedule, dates, workout times, records, invites & everything else to know

The last time the NFL Scouting Combine was held, Joe Burrow had yet to be drafted. He was expected to be the No. 1 overall pick, but he, Tua Tagovailoa and Justin Herbert were all jockeying to be top-10 selections.

That feels like a long time ago, huh? It was just two years ago, but since then, Burrow has gone to a Super Bowl, Herbert has blossomed into one of the league’s best quarterbacks and Tagovailoa is still looking to find his footing entering his third NFL season.

The 2021 NFL Combine was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the event will return in 2022 and NFL fans will relish a chance to see the top prospects two months ahead of the 2022 NFL Draft.

There is some controversy surrounding this year’s combine. Some players aren’t happy that they will have to “bubble up” for the event, as they won’t have access to their full staff of trainers and medical personnel. That could cause some to choose not to work out at the combine.

Still, there will be plenty of players in attendance that will participate in the drills, and each prospect’s performance could prove critical this year. Why? Because there isn’t a clear-cut pecking order atop the 2022 NFL Draft. The race to be the top quarterback off the board is also wide-open, so the performance of the passers in attendance, including Kenny Pickett and Malik Willis, will be of particular interest.

Here’s everything you need to know about the 2022 NFL Combine, including when it is, how to watch it and all of the 324 players invited to participate in it.

NFL Combine schedule 2022

The 2022 NFL Combine will, once again, be a prime-time event. The NFL made that change in 2020 to ensure they could maximize viewership for the event. Prior to 2020, all drills were held in the morning and early afternoon.

The combine will run Thursday through Sunday with position groups working out in prime time each day. NFL Network, the exclusive home of the combine, will show seven hours of drills each of the first three days and five hours of drills on Sunday. Rich Eisen and Daniel Jeremiah will serve as the primary voices for the event with various other NFL Network guests filling in each day.

Below is the complete TV schedule for on-field workouts and drills at the 2022 NFL Combine.

  • Thursday, March 3
Time Group TV channel
4-11 p.m. ET TE, QB, WR NFL Network
  • Friday, March 4
Time Group TV channel
4-11 p.m. ET PK, ST, OL, RB NFL Network
  • Saturday, March 5
Time Group TV channel
4-11 p.m. ET DL, LB NFL Network
  • Sunday, March 6
Time Group TV channel
2-7 p.m. ET DB NFL Network

While the drills will be the big draw for fans wanting to see the draft prospects in action, other aspects are more important for the players. Notably, the player medical evaluations and team interviews will be critical in determining where certain players are drafted.

The interviews will be interesting to watch this season, as the NFL is putting an increased emphasis on team conduct within those interviews. According to the AP, the NFL said, “a team would forfeit a draft pick between the first and fourth round and be fined a minimum of $150,000 if it’s determined a club representative displayed conduct that is ‘disrespectful, inappropriate, or unprofessional’ during an interview.”

“We aim for dignity, respect and professionalism,” league executive Troy Vincent told the AP. “It’s that simple.”

To see the full schedule for the 2022 NFL Combine, click here.

How to watch the NFL Combine in 2022

Coverage of the 2022 NFL Scouting Combine will air exclusively on NFL Network and its streaming affiliates. That includes the NFL app, the NFL Network app, and fuboTV, which comes with a free trial.

Each day except for Sunday, coverage of the combine will begin at 4 p.m. ET. On Sunday, live coverage of the event will begin at 2 p.m. ET.

MORE: Watch the 2022 NFL Combine on fuboTV (free trial)

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NFL Combine 2022 invites

The NFL has invited 324 players to participate in the 2022 NFL Scouting Combine. The invitees are decided by the combine’s “Player Selection Committee,” which is comprised of directors of both National and BLESTO scouting services and members of various NFL player personnel departments.

The combine’s official website outlines the process for player selection: “ALL eligible players are reviewed and voted on by the committee members. Each athlete receiving the necessary number of votes, by position, is then extended an invitation. While it is not a perfect science, the goal of the committee is to invite every player that will be drafted in the ensuing NFL Draft.”

Below is the full list of 324 players that received invites to the 2022 NFL Scouting Combine. The players are sorted by position, starting with the quarterbacks.

Quarterbacks

  • Jack Coan, Notre Dame
  • Matt Corral, Mississippi
  • Dustin Crum, Kent State
  • Kaleb Eleby, Western Michigan
  • Sam Howell, North Carolina
  • Cole Kelley, Southeastern Louisiana
  • D’Eriq King, Miami
  • EJ Perry, Brown
  • Kenny Pickett, Pittsburgh
  • Brock Purdy, Iowa State
  • Desmond Ridder, Cincinnati
  • Carson Strong, Nevada
  • Skylar Thompson, Kansas State
  • Malik Willis, Liberty
  • Bailey Zappe, Western Kentucky

Running backs

  • Tyler Allgeier, BYU
  • Tyler Badie, Missouri
  • Greg Bell, San Diego State
  • Max Borghi, Washington State
  • Kennedy Brooks, Oklahoma
  • Leddie Brown, West Virginia
  • Ty Chandler, North Carolina
  • Snoop Conner, Mississippi
  • James Cook, Georgia
  • Jashaun Corbin, Florida State
  • Ty Davis-Price, LSU
  • Jerrion Ealy, Mississippi
  • Trestan Ebner, Baylor
  • Jerome Ford, Cincinnati
  • Tyler Goodson, Iowa
  • Breece Hall, Iowa State
  • Kevin Harris, South Carolina
  • Hassan Haskins, Michigan
  • Keaontay Ingram, USC
  • Bam Knight, N.C. State
  • Sincere McCormick, UTSA
  • Isiah Pacheco, Rutgers
  • Dameon Pierce, Florida
  • D’vonte Price, Florida International
  • Ronnie Rivers, Fresno State
  • Brian Robinson, Alabama
  • Abram Smith, Baylor
  • Isaiah Spiller, Texas A&M
  • Pierre Strong, South Dakota State
  • CJ Verdell, Oregon
  • Kenny Walker III, Michigan State
  • Jaylen Warren, Oklahoma State
  • Rachaad White, Arizona State
  • Quan White, South Carolina
  • Zamir White, Georgia
  • Kyren Williams, Notre Dame

Wide receivers

  • Calvin Austin III, Memphis
  • Kevin Austin Jr., Notre Dame
  • David Bell, Purdue
  • Slade Bolden, Alabama
  • Treylon Burks, Arkansas
  • Dai’Jean Dixon, Nicholls State
  • Jahan Dotson, Penn State
  • Romeo Doubs, Nevada
  • Dontario Drummond, Mississippi
  • Erik Ezukanma, Texas Tech
  • Ty Fryfogle, Indiana
  • Danny Gray, SMU
  • Johnny Johnson III, Oregon
  • Josh Johnson, Tulsa
  • Velus Jones, Tennessee
  • Drake London, USC
  • Bo Melton, Rutgers
  • John Metchie, Alabama
  • Skyy Moore, Western Michigan
  • Jalen Nailor, Michigan State
  • Chris Olave, Ohio State
  • Kyle Philips, UCLA
  • George Pickens, Georgia
  • Alec Pierce, Cincinnati
  • Makai Polk, Mississippi State
  • Charleston Rambo, Miami
  • Reggie Roberson Jr., SMU
  • Wan’Dale Robinson, Kentucky
  • Justyn Ross, Clemson
  • Braylon Sanders, Mississippi
  • Khalil Shakir, Boise State
  • Tyquan Thornton, Baylor
  • Jalen Tolbert, South Alabama
  • Tré Turner, Virginia Tech
  • Christian Watson, North Dakota State
  • Isaiah Weston, Northern Iowa
  • Devon Williams, Oregon
  • Jameson Williams, Alabama
  • Garrett Wilson, Ohio State
  • Mike Woods, Oklahoma

Tight ends

  • Austin Allen, Nebraska
  • Chase Allen, Iowa State
  • Daniel Bellinger, San Diego State
  • Grant Calcattera, SMU
  • Greg Dulcich, UCLA
  • Jake Ferguson, Wisconsin
  • Jeremiah Hall, Oklahoma
  • Peyton Hendershot, Indiana
  • Connor Heyward, Michigan State
  • Curtis Hodges, Arizona State
  • Charlie Kolar, Iowa State
  • Isaiah Likely, Coastal Carolina
  • Trey McBride, Colorado State
  • James Mitchell, Virginia Tech
  • Chig Okonkwo, Maryland
  • Cade Otton, Washington
  • Teagan Quitoriano, Oregon State
  • Jeremy Ruckert, Ohio State
  • Cole Turner, Nevada
  • Jelani Woods, Virginia
  • Jalen Wydermyer, Texas A&M

Offensive linemen

  • Blaise Andries, Minnesota
  • Ben Brown, Mississippi
  • Logan Bruss, Wisconsin
  • Spencer Burford, UTSA
  • Ja’Tyre Carter, Southern
  • Charles Cross, Mississippi State
  • Myron Cunningham, Arkansas
  • Dawson Deaton, Texas Tech
  • Austin Deculus, LSU
  • Kellen Diesch, Arizona State
  • Bill Dunkle, San Diego State
  • Ickey Ekwonu, N.C. State
  • Obinna Eze, TCU
  • Joshua Ezeudu, North Carolina
  • Daniel Faalele, Minnesota
  • Luke Fortner, Kentucky
  • Luke Goedeke, Central Michigan
  • Kenyon Green, Texas A&M
  • Marquis Hayes, Oklahoma
  • Chasen Hines, LSU
  • Ed Ingram, LSU
  • Zion Johnson, Boston College
  • Braxton Jones, Southern Utah
  • Cam Jurgens, Nebraska
  • Darian Kinnard, Kentucky
  • Tyler Linderbaum, Iowa
  • Alec Lindstrom, Boston College
  • Vederian Lowe, Illinois
  • Abraham Lucas, Washington State
  • Cade Mays, Tennessee
  • Marcus McKethan, North Carolina
  • Max Mitchell, Louisiana
  • Thayer Munford Jr., Ohio State
  • Evan Neal, Alabama
  • Dylan Parham, Memphis
  • Chris Paul, Tulsa
  • Trevor Penning, Northern Iowa
  • Nick Petit-Frere, Ohio State
  • Bernhard Raimann, Central Michigan
  • Sean Rhyan, UCLA
  • Tyrese Robinson, Oklahoma
  • Dare Rosenthal, Kentucky
  • Andrew Rupcich, Culver-Stockton
  • Jamaree Salyer, Georgia
  • Justin Shaffer, Georgia
  • Lecitus Smith, Virginia Tech
  • Tyler Smith, Tulsa
  • Cole Strange, Tennessee-Chattanooga
  • Andrew Stueber, Michigan
  • Luke Tenuta, Virginia Tech
  • Zach Thomas, San Diego State
  • Zach Tom, Wake Forest
  • Cordell Volson, North Dakota State
  • Matt Waletzko, North Dakota
  • Rasheed Walker, Penn State
  • Luke Wattenberg, Washington
  • Dohnovan West, Arizona State
  • Nick Zakelj, Fordham
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Defensive linemen

  • Amaré Barno, Virginia Tech
  • Nik Bonitto, Oklahoma
  • Thomas Booker, Stanford
  • Matthew Butler, Tennessee
  • Zach Carter, Florida
  • Micheal Clemons, Texas A&M
  • DJ Davidson, Arizona State
  • Jordan Davis, Georgia
  • Kalia Davis, UCF
  • Arnold Ebiketie, Penn State
  • Noah Elliss, Idaho
  • Kingsley Enagbare, South Carolina
  • Neil Farrell, LSU
  • Jonathan Ford, Miami
  • Haskell Garrett, Ohio State
  • Jeffrey Gunter, Coastal Carolina
  • Logan Hall, Houston
  • Chris Hinton, Michigan
  • Aidan Hutchinson, Michigan
  • Jordan Jackson, Air Force
  • Tyree Johnson, Texas A&M
  • Travis Jones, Connecticut
  • George Karlaftis, Purdue
  • DeMarvin Leal, Texas A&M
  • Jesse Luketa, Penn State
  • DeAngelo Malone, Western Kentucky
  • Phidarian Mathis, Alabama
  • Marquan McCall, Kentucky
  • Otito Ogbonnia, UCLA
  • David Ojabo, Michigan
  • Esezi Otomewo, Minnesota
  • Joshua Paschal, Kentucky
  • Jayden Peevy, Texas A&M
  • LaBryan Ray, Alabama
  • John Ridgeway, Arkansas
  • Dominique Robinson, Miami (Ohio)
  • Myjai Sanders, Cincinnati
  • Tyreke Smith, Ohio State
  • Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa, Notre Dame
  • Kayvon Thibodeaux, Oregon
  • Cameron Thomas, San Diego State
  • Isaiah Thomas, Oklahoma
  • Eyioma Uwazurike, Iowa State
  • Travon Walker, Georgia
  • Sam Williams, Mississippi
  • Perrion Winfrey, Oklahoma
  • Alex Wright, UAB
  • Devonte Wyatt, Georgia

Linebackers

  • Christopher Allen, Alabama
  • Troy Andersen, Montana State
  • Brian Asamoah, Oklahoma
  • Darrian Beavers, Cincinnati
  • Terrel Bernard, Baylor
  • Darien Butler, Arizona State
  • Chance Campbell, Mississippi
  • Leo Chenal, Wisconsin
  • Damone Clark, LSU
  • Nakobe Dean, Georgia
  • JoJo Domann, Nebraska
  • Jeremiah Gemmel, North Carolina
  • Isaiah Graham-Mobley, Boston College
  • Jake Hansen, Illinois
  • Aaron Hansford, Texas A&M
  • Christian Harris, Alabama
  • D’Marco Jackson, Appalachian State
  • Drake Jackson, USC
  • Jermaine Johnson II, Florida State
  • Nate Landman, Colorado
  • Devin Lloyd, Utah
  • Boye Mafe, Minnesota
  • Zakoby McClain, Auburn
  • Micah McFadden, Indiana
  • Jeremiah Moon, Florida
  • Chad Muma, Wyoming
  • Malcolm Rodriguez, Oklahoma State
  • Mike Rose, Iowa State
  • Josh Ross, Michigan
  • Jack Sanborn, Wisconsin
  • Nephi Sewell, Utah
  • Brandon Smith, Penn State
  • Baylon Spector, Clemson
  • Channing Tindall, Georgia
  • Quay Walker, Georgia
  • Tre Williams, Arkansas

Defensive backs

  • Tycen Anderson, Toledo
  • Jalyn Armour-Davis, Alabama
  • Kalon Barnes, Baylor
  • Markquese Bell, Florida A&M
  • Dane Belton, Iowa
  • Bubba Bolden, Miami
  • Andrew Booth, Clemson
  • Jaquan Brisker, Penn State
  • Montaric Brown, Arkansas
  • Coby Bryant, Cincinnati
  • Percy Butler, Louisiana
  • Tariq Castro-Fields, Penn State
  • Lewis Cine, Georgia
  • Qwynnterrio Cole, Louisville
  • Bryan Cook, Cincinnati
  • Yusuf Corker, Kentucky
  • Nick Cross, Maryland
  • Cobie Durant, South Carolina State
  • Kaiir Elam, Florida
  • MJ Emerson, Mississippi State
  • Akayleb Evans, Missouri
  • DaMarcus Fields, Texas Tech
  • Cordale Flott, LSU
  • Sauce Gardner, Cincinnati
  • Mario Goodrich, Clemson
  • Kyler Gordon, Washington
  • Vincent Gray, Michigan
  • Kyle Hamilton, Notre Dame
  • Kolby Harvell-Peel, Oklahoma State
  • Dax Hill, Michigan
  • Joshua Jobe, Alabama
  • Jack Jones, Arizona State
  • Marcus Jones, Houston
  • Kerby Joseph, Illinois
  • Derion Kendrick, Georgia
  • Quentin Lake, UCLA
  • Chase Lucas, Arizona State
  • Damarri Mathis, Pittsburgh
  • Zyon McCollum, Sam Houston State
  • Roger McCreary, Auburn
  • Trent McDuffie, Washington
  • Verone McKinley III, Oregon
  • Smoke Monday, Auburn
  • Leon O’Neal, Texas A&M
  • Jalen Pitre, Baylor
  • Chris Steele, USC
  • Derek Stingley Jr., LSU
  • Alontae Taylor, Tennessee
  • Cam Taylor-Britt, Nebraska
  • Isaac Taylor-Stuart, USC
  • Juanyeh Thomas, Georgia Tech
  • Josh Thompson, Texas
  • Delarrin Turner-Yell, Oklahoma
  • Jermaine Waller, Virginia Tech
  • Jaylen Watson, Washington State
  • Sam Webb, Missouri Western State
  • Damarion Williams, Houston
  • Joshua Williams, Fayetteville State
  • JT Woods, Baylor
  • Tariq Woolen, UTSA
  • Mykael Wright, Oregon

Specialists

  • Cal Adomitis, LS, Pittsburgh
  • Matt Araiza, P, San Diego State
  • Gabe Brkic, K, Oklahoma
  • Jake Camarda, P, Georgia
  • Cameron Dicker, K, Texas
  • Trenton Gill, P, N.C. State
  • Blake Hayes, P, Illinois
  • Jordan Stout, P, Penn State
  • Cade York, K, LSU

NFL Combine drills

The NFL will continue to utilize seven drills across all positions. They are the 40-yard dash, bench press, vertical jump, broad jump, three-cone drill, 20-yard shuttle and 60-yard shuttle.

Eventually, the NFL may no longer include the bench press among these drills, but for the time being, it remains.

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As for the position-specific drills, the NFL made some notable changes to those in 2020. The changes were aimed at making the combine more entertaining for viewers as the event moved to prime-time. The combine was not held in 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, so the NFL has had plenty of opportunities to evaluate those changes.

It appears the league will make more changes to its format in 2022. Per the AP, the league is going to eliminate the Wonderlic test and is also making changes to its positional drills to “better assess in-game player movements.”

The league also plans to eliminate the Wonderlic test for prospective players, and it is revising some of its scouting combine drills to better simulate game-related movement. Wide receivers and tight ends will run crossing routes instead of wheel routes, and running backs will run option routes instead of corner and post-corner routes.

Some drills for offensive linemen and defensive players also were revised to better assess in-game player movements.

These changes won’t have much of an impact on the fans watching. They’ll still see players run routes and blocking drills. They are just more tailored to each position.

NFL Combine records

Below are the best numbers for the core NFL Combine events — 40-yard dash, bench press, vertical jump, broad jump, three-cone drill, 20-yard shuttle and 60-yard shuttle — since 2006, or what the league calls “recent” history.

The NFL does not keep Combine records, so these marks are unofficial.

MORE: Complete NFL Combine records

40-yard dash

*Electronic timing began in 1999*

  • Record holder: John Ross, WR, 2017
  • Time: 4.22 seconds
  • Yeah, but: Running back Bo Jackson reportedly ran a 4.12 at the Combine in 1986. Defensive back Deion Sanders was clocked at 4.2 in 1989.
  • Top five since 2006:
Rank Player Time Pos. Year
1. John Ross 4.22 WR 2017
2. Chris Johnson 4.24 RB 2008
3. Dri Archer 4.26 RB 2014
T4. Marquise Goodwin 4.27 WR 2013
T4. Henry Ruggs 4.27 WR 2020

Bench press

  • Record holder: Stephen Paea, DT, 2011
  • Repetitions (225 pounds): 49

Top five since 2006:

Rank Player Reps Pos. Year
1. Stephen Paea 49 DT 2011
2. Mitch Petrus 45 OL 2010
T3. Jeff Owens 44 DT 2010
T3. Dontari Poe 44 DT 2012
T3. Netane Muti 44 C 2020

Vertical jump

  • Record holder: Chris Conley, WR, 2015 / Donald Washington, CB, 2009
  • Height: 45.0″

Top five since 2006:

Rank Player Height Pos. Year
T1. Chris Conley 45.0 WR 2015
T1. Donald Washington 45.0 CB 2009
T3. Byron Jones 44.5 CB 2015
T3. Donovan Peoples-Jones 44.5 WR 2020
T5. A.J. Jefferson 44.0 CB 2010
T5. Obi Melifonwu 44.0 S 2017
T5. Juan Thornhill 44.0 S 2019

Broad jump

  • Record holder: Byron Jones, DB, 2015
  • Length: 12’3″

Top five since 2006:

Rank Player Length Pos. Year
1. Byron Jones 12’3″ CB 2015
T2. Obi Melifonwu 11’9″ S 2017
T2. Emanuel Hall 11’9″ WR 2019
T2. Juan Thornhill 11’9″ S 2019
5. Miles Boykin 11’8″ WR 2019

Three-cone drill

  • Record holder: J.T. Thomas, CB, 2018
  • Time: 6.28 seconds

Top five since 2006:

Rank Player Time Pos. Year
1. Jordan Thomas 6.28 CB 2018
2. Jeffrey Maehl 6.42 WR 2011
3. Buster Skrine 6.44 DB 2011
T4. Scott Long 6.45 WR 2010
T4. David Long 6.45 CB 2019

20-yard shuttle

  • Record holder: Jason Allen, CB, 2006 / Brandin Cooks, WR, 2014
  • Time: 3.81 seconds

Top five since 2006:

Rank Player Time Pos. Year
T1. Brandin Cooks 3.81 WR 2014
T1. Jason Allen 3.81 CB 2006
3. Bobby McCain 3.82 CB 2015
4. B.W. Webb 3.84 CB 2013
T5. Justin Simmons 3.85 FS 2016
T5. Desmond Trufant 3.85 CB 2013

60-yard shuttle

  • Record holder: Shelton Gibson, WR, 2017
  • Time: 10.71 seconds

Top five since 2006:

Rank Player Time Pos. Year
1. Shelton Gibson 10.71 WR 2017
T2. Brandin Cooks 10.72 WR 2014
T2. Avonte Maddox 10.72 CB 2018
T4. Jamell Fleming 10.75 CB 2012
T4. Buster Skrine 10.75 DB 2011