A Look At The 2020 NFL Scouting Combine Invitees And Schedule

A general view of Lucas Oil Stadium and the vertical jump station prior to the NFL football scouting combine on Monday, March 4, 2019 in Indianapolis. (Aaron M. Sprecher via AP)
A general view of Lucas Oil Stadium and the vertical jump station prior to the NFL football scouting combine on Monday, March 4, 2019 in Indianapolis. (Aaron M. Sprecher via AP)

It's one of the most highly anticipated events of the year as the NFL will once again come together at the annual scouting combine held in Indianapolis.

The NFL released the 337 invitees to the combine with some notable names like quarterbacks Joe Burrow, Justin Herbert and Tua Tagovailoa.

The group is comprised of 17 quarterbacks, 30 running backs, 55 receivers, 20 tight ends, 52 offensive linemen, 46 defensive linemen, 44 linebackers, 61 defensive backs and 12 specialists.

Another way to break down the invitees are by conference. This year, the players from the SEC earned the most invites with 94, followed by the Big Ten (57), Pac-12 (47), ACC (37) and Big 12 (29). Non-Power Five schools accounted for the other 73 invites.

Take a look back at current Bengals as they competed in the NFL Scouting Combine in previous years.

The NFL scouting combine is essentially boiled down to four key phases: medical evaluation, interview, athletic testing and positional workouts.

The prospects will be available for media interviews from 8-11 a.m. ET by position with quarterbacks, receivers and tight ends on Tuesday, Feb. 25; running backs, offensive linemen and kickers on Wednesday, Feb. 26; defensive linemen and linebackers on Thursday, Feb. 27; and defensive backs on Friday, Feb. 28.

Position groups will begin taking the field on Thursday, Feb. 27, starting with tight ends, quarterbacks and wide receivers, followed by specialists, offensive linemen and running backs on Friday, Feb. 28. Defensive linemen and linebackers will have their turn on Saturday, Feb. 29, and defensive backs will close things out on Sunday, March 1.

Coverage of those three days of workouts will begin at 4 p.m. and end at 11 p.m., and will be televised live on the NFL Network.

As far as news conferences, Bengals Director of Personnel Duke Tobin will speak on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 11:30 a.m. ET, while Zac Taylor follows at noon.

The Bengals currently have seven selections in the draft, including the No. 1 overall pick. The team also has the first pick in rounds two through seven.

This will be the fourth time in franchise history that the Bengals will have picked first overall. Cincinnati took Ohio State defensive tackle Dan Wilkinson first in 1994, followed the next year by Penn State running back Ki-Jana Carter. The last time the Bengals had the top selection, they selected USC QB Carson Palmer in 2003.

The 2020 NFL Draft will be held April 23-25 in Las Vegas.

Click here for a list of the 337 scouting combine prospects.

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