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2021 NFL Professional Days Calendar: Everything You Need to Know About Pre-Draft Workouts Without the NFL Combine

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The professional days of the NFL take on a much greater importance before the 2021 NFL Draft. The league canceled its traditional NFL central scouting combined in Indianapolis this year, which means official prospect measurements and field drills will be conducted at their respective college campuses from early March through early April.

For teams wishing to take a closer look at the players they plan to draft at the end of April, they should attend these specific professional days across the country. The NFL has also limited all teams to having no more than three combined representatives of their front office, scouting and coaching staff on each professional day.

Without a Combine, talent assessors have to do their professional due diligence by shredding movies and virtually interviewing prospects. Starting with when the best college programs and some of the most notable players available will work, here’s everything you need to know to get through the pre-draft action.

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2021 NFL Professional Days Calendar

Friday March 5

Tuesday March 9

  • Kansas State
  • North West (OT Rashawn Slater, LB Paddy Fisher, CB Greg Newsome)
  • Wisconsin-Whitewater

Wednesday March 10

  • Arkansas (QB Feleipe Franks)
  • Marshall
  • Maryland
  • Northern Illinois
  • Wisconsin

Thursday March 11

  • Clemson (RB Travis Etienne, WR Amari Rodgers, OT Jackson Carman, WR Cornell Powell)
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • Texas (EDGE Joseph Ossai, OT Samuel Cosmi, S Caden Stearns, QB Sam Ehlinger)

Friday March 12

  • State of arkansas
  • North Dakota State (QB Trey Lance, OT Dillon Radunz)
  • Oklahoma (G / C Creed Humphrey, EDGE Ronnie Perkins, RB Rhamondre Stevenson)

Monday March 15

  • Army
  • Kent State
  • Average Tennessee State
  • Vanderbilt

Tuesday March 16

Wednesday March 17th

  • Arizona
  • Georgia (EDGE Azeez Ojulari, CB Eric Stokes, CB Tyson Campbell, QB Jamie Newman, G Ben Cleveland)
  • Illinois
  • Pittsburgh (S Paris Ford, EDGE Patrick Jones II, DT Jalen Twyman)
  • San Jose State

Thursday March 18

  • Auburn (WR Seth Williams)
  • Buffalo (RB Jaret Patterson)
  • Central Arkansas
  • Louisiana Tech
  • Louisiana-Monroe
  • Stanford (OT Walker Little, QB Davis Mills)
  • Troy
  • West Virginia

Friday March 19

  • Memphis (RB Kenneth Gainwell)
  • Ohio
  • TCU (S Trevon Moehrig, S Ar’Darius Washington)

Monday March 22

  • Aviation
  • Bowling green
  • Colorado
  • Colorado State
  • Florida State (CB Asante Samuel Jr. DT Marvin Wilson, S Hamsah Nasirildeen, WR Tamorrion Terry)
  • Iowa (DT Daviyon Nixon)
  • Missouri (LB Nick Bolton)
  • Northern Iowa
  • Toledo

Tuesday 23 March

  • Alabama (WR DeVonta Smith, CB Patrick Surtain II, WR Jaylen Waddle, QB Mac Jones, RB Najee Harris, DT Christian Barmore, OT Alex Leatherwood, G Landon Dickerson, LB Dylan Moses)
  • Central Michigan
  • State of Iowa
  • Nebraska
  • Purdue (WR Rondale Moore)

Wednesday March 24

  • Michigan State
  • Mississippi State (RB Kylin Hill)
  • Caroline from the south (CB Jaycee Horn)
  • USC (G Alijah Vera-Tucker, WR Amon-Ra St. Brown, DT Jay Tufele)
  • Virginia

Thursday March 25

  • South georgia
  • Freedom
  • Massachusetts
  • North texas
  • Ole Miss (WR Elijah Moore)
  • Penn State (LB Micah Parsons, EDGE Jayson Oweh, TE Pat Freiermuth)
  • San Diego State
  • High school (QB Shane Buechele)
  • Tennessee (G Trey Smith)
  • Western Michigan

Friday March 26

  • Boston college (TE Hunter Long)
  • BYU (QB Zach Wilson)
  • Michigan (EDGE Kwity Paye, OT Jalen Mayfield)
  • South Dakota State (WR Cade Jones)
  • Virginia Tech (CB Caleb Farley, OT Christian Darrisaw)

Monday March 29

  • Arizona State
  • Duke (EDGE Chris Rumph II)
  • Louisiana-Lafayette
  • Miami (EDGE Gregory Rousseau, EDGE Jalan Phillips, TE Brevin Jordan, EDGE Quincy Roche)
  • Miami (Ohio)
  • North Carolina (RB Javonte Williams, WR Dyami Brown, RB Michael Carter, LB Chazz Surratt)

Tuesday March 30

  • Alabama (to follow)
  • East Carolina
  • Florida Atlantic
  • Louisville
  • State of North Carolina
  • Ohio state (QB Justin Fields, G Wyatt Davis, DT Tommy Togai, LB Pete Werner, CB Shaun Wade, LB Baron Browning, G Josh Myers, RB Trey Sermon)
  • Texas A&M (QB Kellen Mond)
  • Tulane
  • Washington (DT Levi Onwuzurike, S Elijah Molden)

Wednesday March 31

  • Boise State
  • Florida (TE Kyle Pitts, WR Kadarius Toney, QB Kyle Trask)
  • Kentucky
  • LSU (WR Ja’Marr Chase, WR Terrace Marshall Jr.)
  • Our Lady (LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, OT Liam Eichenberg)
  • Wake Forest (EDGE Carlos Basham Jr., WR Sage Surratt)

Thursday April 1

  • Applachian State
  • Charlotte
  • Minnesota (WR Bateman Expenses)
  • Oklahoma State (OT Teven Jenkins, RB Chuba Hubbard)
  • Oregon State
  • South Florida
  • UCF
  • Western Kentucky

Friday April 2

  • Oregon (OT Penei Sewell, S Jevon Holland)
  • Tulsa (LB Javen Collins)

Wednesday April 7

Friday April 9

AFTER: Ranking the 50 best free agents in the NFL in 2021

How to watch NFL Professional Days on TV

The NFL and ESPN will have pre-draft live coverage of workouts from top college campuses, focusing on high-profile programs with a plethora of top 2021 prospects, including Alabama, Clemson, the state of Ohio and Florida. The focus will also be on first-round quarterbacks from outside of those schools, such as Zach Wilson of BYU and Trey Lance of North Dakota State.

TV and streaming information will be available closer to the date of each workout, so stay tuned for updates as they become available.

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The greatest scenarios to watch

1, quarterbacks, quarterbacks, quarterbacks (minus Trevor Lawrence). Lawrence has already returned his individual professional day training to Clemson in mid-February before having his shoulder on his left shoulder (without throwing) and did all he had to do to lock in the No. 1 general choice to Jaguars. Now Wilson, Lance, Justin Fields of Ohio State, Mac Jones of Alabama and Kyle Trask of Florida will all have the opportunity to settle their first and second round positions behind them. With every QB’s stock after Lawrence somewhat on the move, every practice can be critical.

2. Alabama times two. With Jones and several key members of the Crimson Tide National Championship attacking set to play for scouts, that doesn’t even fit into the traditional glut of top pro-ready defensive players, leaving Nick Saban. The outlook is so elite and kind, this professional day is due to happen twice, one week apart, on March 23 and then again on March 30. Aside from watching Jones’ actions, it’s also a “competition” to see whether DeVonta Smith or Jaylen Waddle should be Bama’s first wide receiver off the board in the first round, and whether running back Najee Harris can convince them. teams that he should also go later in the round.

3. Dynamic trio from Florida. Trask will work with his two first-round players on the inside, the dominant receiving Kyle Pitts and slots catcher Kadarius Toney. Trask fell outside the top 32 for considerations deeper in the process, but he can use his familiar goals to try and strengthen himself early in the second round.

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4. Assemble the table. In some combination, Clemson’s Harris and Travis Etienne were stable as a 1-2 punch atop available running backs hopes. But full-backs such as North Carolina duo Javonte Williams and Michael Carter have seen their shares climb. Meanwhile, players such as Mississippi State’s Kylin Hill and Oklahoma State’s Chuba Hubbard have more to prove.

5. Getting weird in the Big Ten. As peak runners, Michigan’s Kwity Paye and Penn State’s Jayson Oweh can put on a show. The same goes for Northwestern offensive tackle Rashawn Slater and wide receiver Purdue Rondale Moore. There are plenty of dynamic athletes to watch in the Big Ten outside of the state of Ohio.

6. Unsubscribes back in the game. Slater, Oregon offensive tackle Penei Sewell, Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons, Miami edge defenseman Gregory Rousseau and Virginia Tech cornerback Caleb Farley highlight the many strengths that made the decision to skip the 2020 season. due to concerns about COVID-19. It will be good to see them and others back in football mode in 2021, before their transition to the NFL.

7. Live on the edge … and linebacker. There have been a lot of fluctuating values ​​regarding top passing throwers and second tier rangy cover men. Related to this, there are a lot of multipurpose securities behind them trying to find their place in the pecking order. Even though there is some offensive excitement in this draft, defensive decisions are tough. Teams will want a few more answers about talents and projects.



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