Thanks for coming back for part 2.  If you missed part one on this series on the NFL Regional Combines Click here.

The atmosphere of the NFL Super Regional resembles that of the Combine in Indianapolis. (ICON Sports)

I finished-up part 1 promising to explain why the timing of the NFL Super Regional Combine is such a good thing (for guys fresh out of college), so here goes:

The NFL Draft doesn’t take place until April 26th-28th, so these combines are taking place early enough to help you boost your stock; possibly to the point where you’ll get an offer to an NFL camp as an undrafted free agent.

If your last snap of football was 2010 or beyond, I wouldn’t get my hopes up too high for getting invited to an NFL camp, even if you do well.

There’s just “way” too many players that are fresh out of college that you have to compete with to get your hopes up too high.

I’m not saying it can’t or won’t happen, I’m just saying the odds are really against you, that’s all.

Nonetheless, this is a great opportunity to show what you can do.  Even if you haven’t played for years, and you think you still got it, I’d go.  It’s better to go, than to live with regrets, wondering “what if.”


By the way, these aren’t free to attend.  If you get accepted (you have to apply first), it costs $190 for position players, and $250 for kickers and punters.

Good luck!

Here’s the 2012 schedule for the NFL Regional Combines:

Jan. 28 – Orange Coast College-Lebard Stadium
Feb. 4 – Houston Texans Training Center
Feb. 11 – Baltimore Ravens Training Facility
Feb. 18 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers Training Facility
Feb. 25 – New York Jets Training Facility
March 3 – Chicago Bears Training Facility
March 10-11 – Atlanta Falcons Training Facility
March 17 – Cleveland Browns Training Facility

Click here, to check out the official website for the NFL Regional Combines.

What do you think?  Do you think this is a great opportunity?  Are you excited?  Leave a comment below!

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