Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE
In addition to the National Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, there are also regional combines designed to let lesser-known players get evaluated.
The NFL has announced that ten regional scouting combines will be held in 2013. The combines begin with one on Jan. 24th in Honolulu, Hawaii. The final one takes place on April 8 and will be held in Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Unlike the National Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, these regional events are open to any college player, or former pro player, and who are looking to be noticed by talent evaluators. One important stipulation is that those who are attending the February combine in Indianapolis will not be able to attend these regional events.
In a press release, NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations Ray Anderson said:
"The NFL Regional Combines program provides players - who may not have had the chance before - the opportunity to work out for NFL personnel executives, it allows all 32 clubs a chance to further evaluate future prospects."
The schedule for the 2013 Regional Combines is as follows:
Jan. 24-25: University of Hawaii-- Honalulu, Hawaii
Feb. 9-10: Orange Coast College-- Lebard Stadium, Calif.
Feb. 16: Methodist Training Center-- Houston, Texas
Feb. 17: Cleveland Browns Training Facility-- Cleveland, Ohio
March 2-3: Atlantic Health Jets Training Facility-- Florham Park, N.J.
March 9: One Buccaneer Place-- Tampa Bay, Fla.
March 10: Halas Hall-- Lake Forest, Ill.
March 16-17: Atlanta Falcons Training Facility-- Flowery Branch, Ga.
March 23-24: Virginia Mason Athletic Center-- Seattle, Wash.
March 23-24: Baltimore Ravens Training Facility-- Baltimore, Md.
April 7-8*: Cowboys Stadium-- Arlington, Texas
*2013 Super Regional Combine (by invitation only)