Alabama Hosts The HBCU NFL Combine 

The NFL is gearing up to come back in the fall. Before the draft is the NFL combine and the HBCU combine will happen in Alabama this year.

Due to the pandemic, last year the NFL was forced to cancel their first HCBU combine. It was set to take place in Miami, Florida. The HBCU Combine serves as a way for NFL prospects to get exposure even though they are eligible for the draft but didn't get a formal invitation to the NFL Combine.

According to Sports Illustrated, this year's HBCU Combine will take place on April 9th-10th at the University of Alabama Birmingham. Yes! Alabama will host dozens of NFL prospects for a full weekend!

The drills performed at the HBCU Combine will all be performed to NFL Regional Combines specifications. I didn't even know there was a different combine beside the National Invitational Combine. Commonly known as the NFL combine.

According to the NFL's Football Operations site, in 2018 the NFL introduced the Regional Combine Invitational, a two-day event that brings together NFL talent evaluators and players looking to showcase their abilities. Similar to the National Invitational Combine held in Indianapolis in February, prospects participate in physical, mental and medical assessments and have their talents evaluated by pro scouts.

Over 35 players from HBCU's from all over will be participating at this year's HBCU Combine. The state of Alabama is represented with Defensive Back Joshua Hill from Alabama State. Click here to see the full list of participants.

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