We’re mere weeks away from the annual Scouting Combine, and the NFL recently announced the full list of college prospects invited to Indianapolis at the end of the month. Overall, 338 prospects will take part in what’s considered the ultimate job interview and the crown jewel of the scouting process.
On-field workouts are front and center in fans’ minds when it comes to the Combine, but it’s only a small sliver of what goes on in Indianapolis throughout the week. This marks the first time teams get full medical evaluations and official height and weight measurements for each player.
Perhaps the most important part of the Combine are the individual meetings held in what’s referred to as the train station. All 32 teams can hold up to 60 private meetings with players in 15-minute increments. These mark the first time teams come face-to-face with the prospects, getting to delve into their personality, football acumen and much more.
These meetings are often shrouded in secrecy, but last year, the Chargers invited fans inside the interview room as they met with two of the top linebacker prospects available. Here is a rare glimpse of what goes down inside these top-secret meetings.
There are also several noteworthy storylines to watch when it comes to the Chargers. As always, General Manager Tom Telesco and Head Coach Anthony Lynn will meet with the media, providing insight into the team’s draft outlook, free agency plans and much more. In addition, all eyes will be on Nick Bosa, the younger brother of Chargers star Joey Bosa, who is in the running for the first overall pick. There are also several local prospects to keep track of as seven players from USC and UCLA are set to participate.
So, who will join the likes of Derwin James, Melvin Gordon, Hunter Henry and other recent Chargers draft picks?
How each player fares in Indy will go a long way toward determining that.