NEW YORK — The NFL scouting mix will get not less than another yr in Indianapolis, however beginning in 2023 there is no assure it’ll nonetheless be there.
Troy Vincent, the NFL’s government vp of soccer operations, mentioned Tuesday on the league’s fall homeowners conferences that the mix shall be in Indianapolis in 2022, however that three cities — Dallas, Indianapolis and Los Angeles — had been in line to bid on the 2023 mix.
The mix has been held in Indianapolis since 1987, and its comparatively centralized geographical location, plus its easy-to-navigate downtown setup have made it a great website. However in June, the league knowledgeable groups that different cities can be allowed to bid to host the occasion beginning in 2023 and not less than by way of 2028, the best way host cities bid for different marquee NFL occasions just like the Tremendous Bowl and the draft.
It is unclear when the positioning of the 2023 mix shall be decided.
Vincent additionally mentioned the league is trying into methods to “enhance the athlete expertise” beginning with the 2022 mix in Indianapolis, because it realizes the occasion is not at all times a uniformly nice one for the prospects concerned.
One of many methods of enhancing that have, Vincent mentioned, is perhaps to implement a few of the telehealth measures that had been used this previous yr to exchange a few of the medical evaluations which have been a staple of the occasion.
The 2021 mix scheduled for Indianapolis was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a substitute, all prospects’ exercises had been held at their respective college’s professional days and interviews with groups had been held just about.