The NFL has a system in place for teams to take a closer look at young athletes hoping to find their way into the league. The first and biggest event is the Scouting Combine. More than 300 prospects were invited to participate in this year’s Scouting Combine. The NFL also hosts Regional Combines. Regional Combines are held in various cities throughout the U.S. for players not invited to the main Scouting Combine.
Not just anyone can attend a Regional Combine. Prospects are required to apply. Only those that meet NFL eligibility rules, and establish that they are fit and qualified to compete, are invited to showcase their talents.
Recently I was browsing YouTube and stumbled across a 2013 NFL Regional Combines promo video. I don’t know about you, but the video gives me chills. It does a great job of putting you into a young athlete’s shoes. If your dream is to play in the NFL, the Regional Combines may be your last good opportunity to convince someone to give you a chance.