The NFL has informed draft prospects invited to the
Scouting Combine in Indiana that they have changed their covid-19 protocols, and will no longer limit the participants’ activities to strict “bubbles”.
The league had previously announced that players would be “
restricted to secure Combine venues during their entire time in Indianapolis for their protection,” or face the consequences.
“Players who violate this policy at any time will be disqualified from further participation and sent home,” according to the earlier memo.
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Agents of almost half the invited college football players were then reported to be
organizing a boycott of the Combine’s tests and drills if the strict “bubble” policy would not be lifted, with the athletes only to participate in medical evaluations.
Another thorny issue was that the players would only be allowed to bring “one medical support person” to the Combine
instead of a more comprehensive support staff which could include trainers, physical therapists, and nutritionists.
The changes in the guidelines would now allow the NFL hopefuls
to communicate and interact with their support personnel. Encouraged but not required
“We encourage all players
to remain within the secure Combine areas at all times for your safety. However, if you would like to leave the secure areas during free time in your schedule, you are now permitted to do so at your own risk,” per the new memo.
Last year’s Scouting Combine was
cancelled because of the covid-19 pandemic. This year’s event is scheduled to begin on March 1 and run through March 7.
The week-long invite-only affair gives draft prospects a chance to carry out physical tests in the presence of
NFL general managers, coaches, and scouts. Here is a list of the 324 college players invited to the 2022 NFL Combine. NFL Scouting Combine draft prospects (324) Cal Adomitis, LS, Pittsburgh Austin Allen, TE, Nebraska Chase Allen, TE, Iowa State Christopher Allen, LB, Alabama Tyler Allgeier, RB, BYU Troy Andersen, LB, Montana State Tycen Anderson, DB, Toledo Blaise Andries, OL, Minnesota Matt Araiza, P, San Diego State Jalyn Armour-Davis, DB, Alabama Brian Asamoah, LB, Oklahoma Calvin Austin III, WR, Memphis Kevin Austin Jr., WR, Notre Dame Tyler Badie, RB, Missouri Kalon Barnes, DB, Baylor Amaré Barno, DL, Virginia Tech Darrian Beavers, LB, Cincinnati David Bell, WR, Purdue Greg Bell, RB, San Diego State Markquese Bell, DB, Florida A&M Daniel Bellinger, TE, San Diego State Dane Belton, DB, Iowa Terrel Bernard, LB, Baylor Bubba Bolden, DB, Miami Slade Bolden, WR, Alabama Nik Bonitto, DL, Oklahoma Thomas Booker, DL, Stanford Andrew Booth, DB, Clemson Max Borghi, RB, Washington State Jaquan Brisker, DB, Penn State Gabe Brkic, K, Oklahoma Kennedy Brooks, RB, Oklahoma Ben Brown, OL, Mississippi Leddie Brown, RB, West Virginia Montaric Brown, DB, Arkansas Logan Bruss, OL, Wisconsin Coby Bryant, DB, Cincinnati Spencer Burford, OL, UTSA Treylon Burks, WR, Arkansas Darien Butler, LB, Arizona State Matthew Butler, DL, Tennessee Percy Butler, DB, Louisiana Grant Calcattera, TE, SMU Jake Camarda, P, Georgia Chance Campbell, LB, Mississippi Ja'Tyre Carter, OL, Southern Zach Carter, DL, Florida Tariq Castro-Fields, DB, Penn State Ty Chandler, RB, North Carolina Leo Chenal, LB, Wisconsin Lewis Cine, DB, Georgia Damone Clark, LB, LSU Micheal Clemons, DL, Texas A&M Jack Coan, QB, Notre Dame Qwynnterrio Cole, DB, Louisville Snoop Conner, RB, Mississippi Bryan Cook, DB, Cincinnati James Cook, RB, Georgia Jashaun Corbin, RB, Florida State Yusuf Corker, DB, Kentucky Matt Corral, QB, Mississippi Charles Cross, OL, Mississippi State Nick Cross, DB, Maryland Dustin Crum, QB, Kent State Myron Cunningham, OL, Arkansas DJ Davidson, DL, Arizona State Jordan Davis, DL, Georgia Kalia Davis, DL, UCF Ty Davis-Price, RB, LSU Nakobe Dean, LB, Georgia Dawson Deaton, OL, Texas Tech Austin Deculus, OL, LSU Cameron Dicker, K, Texas Kellen Diesch, OL, Arizona State Dai'Jean Dixon, WR, Nicholls State JoJo Domann, LB, Nebraska Jahan Dotson, WR, Penn State Romeo Doubs, WR, Nevada Dontario Drummond, WR, Mississippi Greg Dulcich, TE, UCLA Bill Dunkle, OL, San Diego State Cobie Durant, DB, South Carolina State Jerrion Ealy, RB, Mississippi Arnold Ebiketie, DL, Penn State Trestan Ebner, RB, Baylor Ickey Ekwonu, OL, N.C. State Kaiir Elam, DB, Florida Kaleb Eleby, QB, Western Michigan Noah Elliss, DL, Idaho MJ Emerson, DB, Mississippi State Kingsley Enagbare, DL, South Carolina Akayleb Evans, DB, Missouri Obinna Eze, OL, TCU Joshua Ezeudu, OL, North Carolina Erik Ezukanma, WR, Texas Tech Daniel Faalele, OL, Minnesota Neil Farrell, DL, LSU Jake Ferguson, TE, Wisconsin DaMarcus Fields, DB, Texas Tech Cordale Flott, DB, LSU Jerome Ford, RB, Cincinnati Jonathan Ford, DL, Miami Luke Fortner, OL, Kentucky Ty Fryfogle, WR, Indiana Sauce Gardner, DB, Cincinnati Haskell Garrett, DL, Ohio State Jeremiah Gemmel, LB, North Carolina Trenton Gill, P, N.C. State Luke Goedeke, OL, Central Michigan Mario Goodrich, DB, Clemson Tyler Goodson, RB, Iowa Kyler Gordon, DB, Washington Isaiah Graham-Mobley, LB, Boston College Danny Gray, WR, SMU Vincent Gray, DB, Michigan Kenyon Green, OL, Texas A&M Jeffrey Gunter, DL, Coastal Carolina Breece Hall, RB, Iowa State Jeremiah Hall, TE, Oklahoma Logan Hall, DL, Houston Kyle Hamilton, DB, Notre Dame Jake Hansen, LB, Illinois Aaron Hansford, LB, Texas A&M Christian Harris, LB, Alabama Kevin Harris, RB, South Carolina Kolby Harvell-Peel, DB, Oklahoma State Hassan Haskins, RB, Michigan Blake Hayes, P, Illinois Marquis Hayes, OL, Oklahoma Peyton Hendershot, TE, Indiana Connor Heyward, TE, Michigan State Dax Hill, DB, Michigan Chasen Hines, OL, LSU Chris Hinton, DL, Michigan Curtis Hodges, TE, Arizona State Sam Howell, QB, North Carolina Aidan Hutchinson, DL, Michigan Ed Ingram, OL, LSU Keaontay Ingram, RB, USC D'Marco Jackson, LB, Appalachian State Drake Jackson, LB, USC Jordan Jackson, DL, Air Force Joshua Jobe, DB, Alabama Jermaine Johnson II, LB, Florida State Johnny Johnson III, WR, Oregon Josh Johnson, WR, Tulsa Tyree Johnson, DL, Texas A&M Zion Johnson, OL, Boston College Braxton Jones, OL, Southern Utah Jack Jones, DB, Arizona State Marcus Jones, DB, Houston Travis Jones, DL, Connecticut Velus Jones, WR, Tennessee Kerby Joseph, DB, Illinois Cam Jurgens, OL, Nebraska George Karlaftis, DL, Purdue Cole Kelley, QB, Southeastern Louisiana Derion Kendrick, DB, Georgia D'Eriq King, QB, Miami Darian Kinnard, OL, Kentucky Bam Knight, RB, N.C. State Charlie Kolar, TE, Iowa State Quentin Lake, DB, UCLA Nate Landman, LB, Colorado DeMarvin Leal, DL, Texas A&M Isaiah Likely, TE, Coastal Carolina Tyler Linderbaum, OL, Iowa Alec Lindstrom, OL, Boston College Devin Lloyd, LB, Utah Drake London, WR, USC Vederian Lowe, OL, Illinois Abraham Lucas, OL, Washington State Chase Lucas, DB, Arizona State Jesse Luketa, DL, Penn State Boye Mafe, LB, Minnesota DeAngelo Malone, DL, Western Kentucky Damarri Mathis, DB, Pittsburgh Phidarian Mathis, DL, Alabama Cade Mays, OL, Tennessee Trey McBride, TE, Colorado State Marquan McCall, DL, Kentucky Zakoby McClain, LB, Auburn Zyon McCollum, DB, Sam Houston State Sincere McCormick, RB, UTSA Roger McCreary, DB, Auburn Trent McDuffie, DB, Washington Micah McFadden, LB, Indiana Marcus McKethan, OL, North Carolina Verone McKinley III, DB, Oregon Bo Melton, WR, Rutgers John Metchie, WR, Alabama James Mitchell, TE, Virginia Tech Max Mitchell, OL, Louisiana Smoke Monday, DB, Auburn Jeremiah Moon, LB, Florida Skyy Moore, WR, Western Michigan Chad Muma, LB, Wyoming Thayer Munford Jr., OL, Ohio State Jalen Nailor, WR, Michigan State Evan Neal, OL, Alabama Otito Ogbonnia, DL, UCLA David Ojabo, DL, Michigan Chig Okonkwo, TE, Maryland Chris Olave, WR, Ohio State Leon O'Neal, DB, Texas A&M Esezi Otomewo, DL, Minnesota Cade Otton, TE, Washington Isiah Pacheco, RB, Rutgers Dylan Parham, OL, Memphis Joshua Paschal, DL, Kentucky Chris Paul, OL, Tulsa Jayden Peevy, DL, Texas A&M Trevor Penning, OL, Northern Iowa EJ Perry, QB, Brown Nick Petit-Frere, OL, Ohio State Kyle Philips, WR, UCLA George Pickens, WR, Georgia Kenny Pickett, QB, Pittsburgh Alec Pierce, WR, Cincinnati Dameon Pierce, RB, Florida Jalen Pitre, DB, Baylor Makai Polk, WR, Mississippi State D'vonte Price, RB, Florida International Brock Purdy, QB, Iowa State Teagan Quitoriano, TE, Oregon State Bernhard Raimann, OL, Central Michigan Charleston Rambo, WR, Miami LaBryan Ray, DL, Alabama Sean Rhyan, OL, UCLA Desmond Ridder, QB, Cincinnati John Ridgeway, DL, Arkansas Ronnie Rivers, RB, Fresno State Reggie Roberson Jr., WR, SMU Brian Robinson, RB, Alabama Dominique Robinson, DL, Miami (Ohio) Tyrese Robinson, OL, Oklahoma Wan'Dale Robinson, WR, Kentucky Malcolm Rodriguez, LB, Oklahoma State Mike Rose, LB, Iowa State Dare Rosenthal, OL, Kentucky Josh Ross, LB, Michigan Justyn Ross, WR, Clemson Jeremy Ruckert, TE, Ohio State Andrew Rupcich, OL, Culver-Stockton Jamaree Salyer, OL, Georgia Jack Sanborn, LB, Wisconsin Braylon Sanders, WR, Mississippi Myjai Sanders, DL, Cincinnati Nephi Sewell, LB, Utah Justin Shaffer, OL, Georgia Khalil Shakir, WR, Boise State Abram Smith, RB, Baylor Brandon Smith, LB, Penn State Lecitus Smith, OL, Virginia Tech Tyler Smith, OL, Tulsa Tyreke Smith, DL, Ohio State Baylon Spector, LB, Clemson Isaiah Spiller, RB, Texas A&M Chris Steele, DB, USC Derek Stingley Jr., DB, LSU Jordan Stout, P, Penn State Cole Strange, OL, Tennessee-Chattanooga Carson Strong, QB, Nevada Pierre Strong, RB, South Dakota State Andrew Stueber, OL, Michigan Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa, DL, Notre Dame Alontae Taylor, DB, Tennessee Cam Taylor-Britt, DB, Nebraska Isaac Taylor-Stuart, DB, USC Luke Tenuta, OL, Virginia Tech Kayvon Thibodeaux, DL, Oregon Cameron Thomas, DL, San Diego State Isaiah Thomas, DL, Oklahoma Juanyeh Thomas, DB, Georgia Tech Zach Thomas, OL, San Diego State Josh Thompson, DB, Texas Skylar Thompson, QB, Kansas State Tyquan Thornton, WR, Baylor Channing Tindall, LB, Georgia Jalen Tolbert, WR, South Alabama Zach Tom, OL, Wake Forest Cole Turner, TE, Nevada Tré Turner, WR, Virginia Tech Delarrin Turner-Yell, DB, Oklahoma Eyioma Uwazurike, DL, Iowa State CJ Verdell, RB, Oregon Cordell Volson, OL, North Dakota State Matt Waletzko, OL, North Dakota Kenny Walker III, RB, Michigan State Quay Walker, LB, Georgia Rasheed Walker, OL, Penn State Travon Walker, DL, Georgia Jermaine Waller, DB, Virginia Tech Jaylen Warren, RB, Oklahoma State Christian Watson, WR, North Dakota State Jaylen Watson, DB, Washington State Luke Wattenberg, OL, Washington Sam Webb, DB, Missouri Western State Dohnovan West, OL, Arizona State Isaiah Weston, WR, Northern Iowa Rachaad White, RB, Arizona State Quan White, RB, South Carolina Zamir White, RB, Georgia Damarion Williams, DB, Houston Devon Williams, WR, Oregon Jameson Williams, WR, Alabama Joshua Williams, DB, Fayetteville State Kyren Williams, RB, Notre Dame Sam Williams, DL, Mississippi Tre Williams, LB, Arkansas Malik Willis, QB, Liberty Garrett Wilson, WR, Ohio State Perrion Winfrey, DL, Oklahoma Jelani Woods, TE, Virginia JT Woods, DB, Baylor Mike Woods, WR, Oklahoma Tariq Woolen, DB, UTSA Alex Wright, DL, UAB Mykael Wright, DB, Oregon Devonte Wyatt, DL, Georgia Jalen Wydermyer, TE, Texas A&M Cade York, K, LSU Nick Zakelj, OL, Fordham Bailey Zappe, QB, Western Kentucky