For many college football players, the ultimate dream is to get to the NFL someday. Part of that journey, if all goes well, includes a trip to the NFL Combine or maybe the Regional Combine. Getting invited to the Combine does not mean you are a lock to get drafted. But it does mean you are viewed as someone who could be drafted.
You want to be at the NFL Combine. So, how can you get there?
Other than having a great career and final season in college, it is not easy to gain access to the Combine. A special committee meets to discuss draft-eligible players and decide who should be invited. Once they come to a consensus, the invitations are mailed out.
But if you don’t get invited to the one in Indianapolis, you are not necessarily out of luck. There is always the Regional Combine. Like the Indianapolis combine, this one is by invitation for the top 100 players not invited to Indianapolis.
So, is there anything a player can do to increase his chances of getting an invite? There is no way to campaign to the committee directly, but what you can do is engage in a marketing campaign. With the help of the right service, such as what Agency Athlete provides, it can be done in a way that will increase the likelihood committee members will hear about you.
If they hear about you enough, they may be more inclined to find out more and potentially invite you to the NFL Combine.