The NFL scouting mix, not less than as we historically understand it, won’t occur in 2021. However a month after the league introduced various plans for the annual draft-prospect showcase — cancelling all in-person exercises at Indianapolis’ Lucas Oil Stadium this 12 months — an unofficial substitute mix is now on the calendar. In keeping with ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, world well being and wellness firm EXOS will host a two-day professional day later this month, simulating a scouting mix for probably tons of of 2021 draft prospects.
With oversight from former Buccaneers basic supervisor Mark Dominik and former Panthers scouting director Don Gregory, the occasion is scheduled to happen Feb. 26-27, break up between places in Arizona, Florida and Texas. Whereas the NFL‘s official mix plans dictated that each one pre-draft in-person exercises would happen solely at campus professional days, EXOS’ simulated mix is about to incorporate all conventional drills — from 40-yard dashes to position-specific assessments — and distribute filmed outcomes to all 32 NFL groups.
The EXOS mix outcomes, Fowler reported, shall be despatched by brokers and gamers, as NFL groups are at the moment prohibited from visiting third-party coaching websites “as a consequence of aggressive inequity” amid ongoing COVID-19 restrictions.
EXOS, whose enterprise companions embody the NFL Gamers Affiliation, is coaching greater than 130 draft prospects this offseason, per Fowler, together with projected first-round quarterback Trey Lance of North Dakota State. EXOS has skilled almost 1,000 drafted gamers since its inception as a worldwide program.