2014 NFL Combine schedule: TV channel, online streaming, invite list, workouts and more

The "Underwear Olympics" are upon us this week as NFL players descend upon Indianapolis for the 2014 NFL Combine. Find information here on the 2014 NFL Combine, the list of players invited, the workouts they will do, how to watch the Combine, how to stream it live online and more!

The road to the NFL Draft is longer in 2014 than any other offseason given the league's decision to push it back a few weeks to May 8-10. For the next three months, draftniks will circle around prospects like hawks, analyzing their every move and weighing the pros and cons of each player.

The process starts en masse this week with the start of the 2014 NFL Combine in Indianapolis. If you love the Draft, then this is a big week for you.

For those who are new to the NFL Combine, it's a seven-day event broken up into four-day shifts for each position group (quarterbacks to punters). Each group comes to Indy for four days to meet with representatives from each NFL team for medical assessments, interviews and a number of workouts. It's termed the Underwear Olympics for that reason, as teams fall in and out of love with prospects based on 40-yard dash times and vertical leaps.

The quick guide to the Combine

Now that you have the basics, let's dive into a little more what's going down this week in Indianapolis.

The Combine workout schedule

Here are the days the actual workouts for each position group:

Saturday, Feb. 22: Tight Ends, Offensive Linemen, Special Teams

Sunday, Feb.23: Quarterbacks, Running Backs, Wide Receivers

Monday, Feb. 24: Defensive Line, Linebackers

Tuesday, Feb. 25: Defensive Backs

There are four groups of players arriving as shown above. Each group has four days of events.

Day 1: Travel to Indianapolis* ~ Registration ~ Hospital Pre-Exam & X-rays ~ Orientation ~ Interviews

Day 2: Measurements ~ Medical Examinations ~ Media ~ Interviews

Day 3: NFLPA Meeting ~ Psychological Testing ~ PK/ST Workout ~ Bench Press ~ Interviews

Day 4: On-Field Workout (timing, stations, skill drills) ~ Departure from Indianapolis

With the first arrivals coming on Wednesday, that puts the first day of workouts on Saturday.

The players invited

Every top college football player will likely be in attendance in Indianapolis, even if some of the top athletes won't participate in the workouts. The NFL invited over 300 players to attend. Teddy Bridgewater to Jadeveon Clowney, your favorite college players will likely be there.

Who is eligible to be invited to the Combine? Basically, seniors without college eligibility left and those who have declared early.

And how are players selected to the Combine? Read this:

Participants are determined annually by a Selection Committee. The Directors of both National and BLESTO scouting services, which combined represent twenty-five NFL teams, are joined by members of various NFL player personnel departments to form the committee. The participating NFL executives can rotate on a yearly basis, and remain anonymous. ALL eligible players are reviewed and voted on by the committee members. Each athlete receiving the necessary number of votes, by position, is then extended an invitation. While it is not a perfect science, the goal of the committee is to invite every player that will be drafted in the ensuing NFL Draft.

You can find the full list of players expected to attend at the bottom of this post. While the list is comprehensive, there are a few players every year who are drafted but didn't get invited to the Combine.

The workouts

The most important one is not a workout -- it's the interview. Teams will have the opportunity to interview players where they'll get about 15 minutes with them. With so little time, the questions have to be precise and all have a purpose.

The second most important item there is getting the medical check-up -- essentially confirming that the player is healthy or checking out previous injuries. Team doctors will want this information so the GMs and coaches can make an informed decision.

Some of the other workouts, via Big Blue View:

40-yard dash: Measures straight line speed over a distance. Not very important for non-skill position players, but coming from the 40-yard dash is the "10-yard split." That is the time it takes to travel the first 10 yards of the event and gives a measurement as to the player's explosion and first step. Very important for defensive and offensive linemen. Dontari Poe had a 10-yard split of 1.7 at 330 pounds, which is decent for a linebacker.Bruce Irvin at 235 pounds had a 10-yard split of 1.57, which is a good number for a defensive back. Both help push those players into the middle of the first round.

Bench press: Fairly simple, it measures upper body strength. Moreso it shows if you have stayed in good condition over the offseason. Poor numbers here possibly indicate not working hard enough.

Vertical and Broad jump: Another measurement of explosion and lower body strength. Also important for wide receivers and defensive backs to show off their leaping ability.

3-cone drill: Essentially a change of direction drill. Most important for skill position players. Shows off lateral agility and ability to accelerate out of a turn. One of the drills that translates best on the field. A good score in the 3 cone is often a marker for a high draft pick.

20/60-yard shuttles: Shows the ability to come to a complete stop and accelerate. Obviously important for any position and a good score here is indicative of explosion and body control. As you can see, explosion is a big factor here and one that the NFL is keen to see.

Position-specific drills: Each position has specific drills that test for many different attributes. Change of direction and hip swing for defensive backs, hands skills for wide receivers during the "gauntlet," kick slide drills for the offensive linemen, power for the defensive linemen in hitting bag drills and accuracy for quarterbacks in throwing drills.

How do I watch the Combine?

NFL Network will televise some of it.

NFL.com will stream the action.

KCChiefs.com will have full video of Andy Reid and John Dorsey's press conferences but will not stream them live.

Anything else I should know about the Combine?

Yes, here are a few links to prep you for the upcoming draft season:

Pos Player School Pos Player School
QB Blake Bortles UCF DE Ryan Carrethers Arkansas State
QB Tajh Boyd Clemson DE William Clarke West Virginia
QB Teddy Bridgewater Louisville DE Jadeveon Clowney South Carolina
QB Derek Carr Fresno State DE Scott Crichton Oregon State
QB David Fales San Jose State DE Kony Ealy Missouri
QB Jimmy Garoppolo Eastern Illinois DE Kasim Edeball Boston College
QB Jordan Lynch Northern Illinois DE I.K. Enemkpall Louisiana Tech
QB Johnny Manziel Texas A&M DE Dee Ford Auburn
QB Jeff Matthews Cornell DE James Gayle Virginia Tech
QB A.J. McCarron Alabama DE Taylor Hart Oregon
QB Zach Mettenberger LSU DE Jackson Jeffcoat Texas
QB Stephen Morris Miami (FL) DE Timmy Jernigan Florida State
QB Aaron Murray Georgia DE Howard Jones Shepherd
QB Bryn Renner North Carolina DE Zach Kerr Delaware
QB Tom Savage Pittsburgh DE Demarcus Lawrence Boise State
QB Connor Shaw South Carolina DE Aaron Lynch South Florida
QB Logan Thomas Virginia Tech DE Eathyn Manumaleuna BYU
QB Dustin Vaughan West Texas A&M DE Cassius Marsh UCLA
QB Keith Wenning Ball State DE Kareem Martin North Carolina
RB Antonio Andrews Western Kentucky DE Josh Mauro Stanford
RB Dri Archer Kent State DE Tevin Mims South Florida
RB George Atkinson Notre Dame DE Zach Moore Concordia
RB Kapri Bibbs Colorado State DE Jonathan Newsome Ball State
RB Alfred Blue LSU DE Louis Nix Notre Dame
RB Ka'deem Carey Arizona DE Jeoffrey Pagan Alabama
RB J.C. Copeland LSU DE Kaleb Ramsey Boston College
RB Tim Cornett UNLV DE Michael Sam Missouri
RB Isaiah Crowell Alabama State DE Chris Smith Arkansas
RB Timothy Flanders Sam Houston State DE Marcus Smith Louisville
RB David Fluellen Toledo DE Ed Stinson Alabama
RB Devonta Freeman Florida State DE Stephon Tuitt Notre Dame
RB Tyler Gaffney Stanford DE George Uko USC
RB Marion Grice Arizona State DE Larry Webster Bloomsburg
RB Ryan Hewitt Stanford DE Ethan Westbrooks West Texas A&M
RB Jeremy Hill LSU DT Jay Bromley Syracuse
RB Carlos Hyde Ohio State DT Deandre Coleman California
RB Storm Johnson UCF DT Aaron Donald Pittsburgh
RB Henry Josey Missouri DT Dominique Easley Florida
RB Tre Mason Auburn DT Justin Ellis Louisiana Tech
RB Jerick McKinnon Georgia Southern DT Ego Ferguson LSU
RB Trey Millard Oklahoma DT Ra'shede Hageman Minnesota
RB Adam Muema San Diego State DT Kerry Hyder Texas Tech
RB Ladarius Perkins Mississippi State DT Anthony Johnson LSU
RB Silas Redd USC DT Daquan Jones Penn State
RB Bishop Sankey Washington DT Dan McCullers Tennessee
RB Lance Seastrunk Baylor DT Tenny Palepoi Utah
RB Charles Sims West Virginia DT Mike Pennel CSU-Pueblo
RB Jerome Smith Syracuse DT Kelcy Quarles South Carolina
RB Lorenzo Taliaferro Coastal Carolina DT Caraun Reid Princeton
RB De'Anthony Thomas Oregon DT Shamar Stephen Connecticut
RB Terrance West Towson DT Will Sutton Arizona State
RB James White Wisconsin DT Robert Thomas Arkansas
RB James Wilder Florida State DT Khyri Thornton Southern Mississippi
RB Andre Williams Boston College DT Brent Urban Virginia
RB Damien Williams Oklahoma DT Chris Whaley Texas
WR Jared Abbrederis Wisconsin DT Kerry Wynn Richmond
WR Davante Adams Fresno State LB Jeremiah Attaochu Georgia Tech
WR Odell Beckham LSU LB Anthony Barr UCLA
WR Kevin Benjamin Florida State LB Lamin Barrow LSU
WR Christopher Boyd Vanderbilt LB Chris Borland Wisconsin
WR Philly Brown Ohio State LB Carl Bradford Arizona State
WR John Brown Pittsburg State LB Jonathan Brown Illinois
WR Martavis Bryant Clemson LB Preston Brown Louisville
WR Isaiah Burse Fresno State LB Max Bullough Michigan State
WR Michael Campanaro Wake Forest LB Khairi Fortt California
WR Brandon Coleman Rutgers LB Jeremiah George Iowa State
WR Kain Colter Northwestern LB Anthony Hitchens Iowa
WR Brandin Cooks Oregon State LB Adrian Hubbard Alabama
WR Damian Copeland Louisville LB Drew Jackson Western Kentucky
WR Mike Davis Texas LB Christian Jones Florida State
WR Bruce Ellington South Carolina LB Devon Kennard USC
WR Quincy Enunwa Nebraska LB Chris Kirksey Iowa
WR Mike Evans Texas A&M LB Boseko Lokombo Oregon
WR Shaq Evans UCLA LB Khalil Mack Buffalo
WR Bennie Fowler Michigan State LB James Morris Iowa
WR Austin Franklin New Mexico State LB C.J. Mosley Alabama
WR Jeremy Gallon Michigan LB Trent Murphy Stanford
WR Ryan Grant Tulane LB Kevin Pierre-Louis Boston College
WR Matt Hazel Coastal Carolina LB Ronald Powell Florida
WR Robert Herron Wyoming LB Trevor Reilly Utah
WR Cody Hoffman BYU LB Ryan Shazier Ohio State
WR Josh Huff Oregon LB Prince Shembo Notre Dame
WR Allen Hurns Miami (FL) LB Shayne Skov Stanford
WR Jeff Janis Saginaw Valley State LB Yawin Smallwood Connecticut
WR T.J. Jones Notre Dame LB Telvin Smith Florida State
WR Jarvis Landry LSU LB Tyler Starr South Dakota
WR Cody Latimer Indiana LB Jordie Tripp Montana
WR Marqise Lee USC LB Uani' Unga BYU
WR Marcus Lucas Missouri LB Kyle Van Noy BYU
WR Jordan Matthews Vanderbilt LB Avery Williamson Kentucky
WR Donte Moncrief Mississippi LB Jordan Zumwalt UCLA
WR Kevin Norwood Alabama DB Mo Alexander Utah State
WR Walt Powell Murray State DB Ricardo Allen Purdue
WR Tevin Reese Baylor DB Dion Bailey USC
WR Paul Richardson Colorado DB Deion Belue Alabama
WR Allen Robinson Penn State DB Bene' Benwikere San Jose State
WR Jalen Saunders Oklahoma DB Nat Berhe San Diego State
WR Willie Snead Ball State DB Tre Boston North Carolina
WR Josh Stewart Oklahoma State DB Bashaud Breeland Clemson
WR Devin Street Pittsburgh DB Terrence Brooks Florida State
WR L'Damian Washington Missouri DB Deone Bucannon Washington State
WR Sammy Watkins Clemson DB T.J. Carrie Ohio
WR Albert Wilson Georgia State DB Ha Ha Clinton-Dix Alabama
TE Jace Amaro Texas Tech DB Ross Cockrell Duke
TE Rob Blanchflower Massachusetts DB Aaron Colvin Oklahoma
TE Trey Burton Florida DB Chris Davis Auburn
TE A.D. Denham Utah DB Darqueze Dennard Michigan State
TE Joe Don Duncan Dixie State DB Pierre Desir Lindenwood
TE Eric Ebron North Carolina DB A.D. Dixon Baylor
TE C.J. Fedorowicz Iowa DB Brandon Dixon Northwest Missouri State
TE Crockett Gillmore Colorado State DB Jonathan Dowling Western Kentucky
TE Xavier Grimble USC DB Antone Exum Virginia Tech
TE Nic Jacobs McNeese State DB Kyle Fuller Virginia Tech
TE Marcel Jensen Fresno State DB E.J. Gaines Missouri
TE Reggie Jordan Missouri Western State DB Phillip Gaines Rice
TE A.C. Leonard Tennessee State DB Justin Gilbert Oklahoma State
TE Colt Lyerla Oregon DB Demetri Goodson Baylor
TE Arthur Lynch Georgia DB Dre Hal Vanderbilt
TE Jake Murphy Utah DB Victor Hampton South Carolina
TE Jordan Najvar Baylor DB Marqueston Huff Wyoming
TE Troy Niklas Notre Dame DB Bennett Jackson Notre Dame
TE Jake Pedersen Wisconsin DB Kendall James Maine
TE Richard Rodgers California DB Stanley Jean-Baptiste Nebraska
TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins Washington DB Dontae Johnson North Carolina State
TE D.J. Tialavea Utah State DB Lamarcus Joyner Florida State
OL Matt Armstrong Grand Valley State DB Kenny Ladler Vanderbilt
OL Joel Bitonio Nevada DB Nevo Lawson Utah State
OL Russell Bodine North Carolina DB Isaiah Lewis Michigan State
OL Conor Boffell Iowa DB Craig Loston LSU
OL Justin Britt Missouri DB Dex McDougle Maryland
OL Dakota Dozier Furman DB Keith McGill Utah
OL Kadeem Edwards Tennessee State DB Terrence Mitchell Oregon
OL Matt Feiler Bloomsburg DB Jabari Price North Carolina
OL Cameron Flemong Stanford DB Calvin Pryor Louisville
OL Zach Fulton Tennessee DB Loucheiz Purifoy Florida
OL Ryan Groy Wisconsin DB Keith Reaser Florida Atlantic
OL Jon Halapio Florida DB Ed Reynolds Stanford
OL Jonotthan Harrison Florida DB Rashaad Reynolds Oregon State
OL Seantrel Henderson Miami (FL) DB Marcus Roberson Florida
OL James Hurst North Carolina DB Bradley Roby Ohio State
OL Gabe Ikard Oklahoma DB Daniel Sorensen BYU
OL Gabriel Jackson Mississippi State DB Dez Southward Wisconsin
OL Ja'Wuan James Tennessee DB Vinnie Sunseri Alabama
OL Wesley Johnson Vanderbilt DB Jemea Thomas Georgia Tech
OL Cyrus Kouandijo Alabama DB Brock Vereen Minnesota
OL Tyler Larsen Utah State DB Jason Verrett TCU
OL Charles Leno Boise State DB Jimmie Ward Northern Illinois
OL Taylor Lewan Michigan DB Todd Washington Southeastern Louisiana
OL Brandon Linder Miami (FL) DB Jaylen Watkins Florida
OL Corey Linsley Ohio State DB Lavelle Westbrooks Georgia Southern
OL Spencer Long Nebraska LS Marcus Heit Kansas State
OL Luke Lucas Kansas State P Steven Clark Auburn
OL Marcus Martin USC P Zach Hocker Arkansas
OL Zack Martin Notre Dame P Tom Hornsey Memphis
OL Jake Matthews Texas A&M P Richie Leone Houston
OL Jack Mewhort Ohio State P Cody Mandell Alabama
OL Morgan Moses Virginia P Pat O'Donnell Miami (FL)
OL Matt Paradis Boise State K Chris Boswell Rice
OL Matt Patchan Boston College K Anthony Fera Texas
OL Antonio Richardson Tennessee K Cairo Santos Tulane
OL Cyril Richardson Baylor
OL Weston Richburg Colorado State
OL Greg Robinson Auburn
OL Michael Schofield Michigan
OL Anthony Steen Alabama
OL James Stone Tennessee
OL Bryan Stork Florida State
OL Xavier Su'a-Filo UCLA
OL Travis Swanson Arkansas
OL Brandon Thomas Clemson
OL Trai Turner LSU
OL Billy Turner North Dakota State
OL John Urschel Penn State
OL Chris Watt Notre Dame
OL David Yankey Stanford

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