Posted February 01, 2021 | Bret
2021 Kohl's Pro Combine Providing NFL Opportunity Once Again
In its 7th year, the annual Kohl's Pro Combine is again set to provide one of the more legitimate opportunities for specialists to be seen by NFL coaches, general managers, scouts, and player personnel. With the changes in this year's NFL Combine, this year it could prove to open even more doors for athletes.
As a stepping stone for now NFL starters like Wil Lutz (Saints), Matt Haack (Dolphins), Hunter Bradley (Packers), and many more-- the opportunity is wide open to NFL Draft eligible and free agent kickers, punters, and long snappers.
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Legitimate NFL Interest
Staged on a private page for coaches to view player information and video, analytics are tracked with viewership from virtually every NFL team each year. Last year personnel from 31 NFL teams viewed the video finals from this event. The general public video broadcasts of competition finals from this event have collectively garnering over 1.7 million public views to-date.
Athletes Earning Opportunities
In the 2019, 29 athletes who participated in the 2019 Kohl's Pro Combine earned mini-camp and preseason invitations. 6 of them started in NFL regular season games
Overall, 62 Kohl's athletes started in the NFL regular season in 2020, and a large number attended the Kohl's Pro Combine.
Wil Lutz (Saints), Matthew Wright (Steelers), Matt Haack (Dolphins), Hunter Bradley (Packers), Ty Long (Chargers), Logan Cooke (Panthers), AJ Cole (Raiders), Chase McLaughlin (Jaguars), Tabor Peppers (49ers), Matt Overton (Titans), Hunter Niswander (Cowboys), Colin Holba (49ers), Brandon Wright (Jaguars) all were able to start in the NFL regular season in 2020, with many more signing practice squad and futures contracts.
Over a series of charting sessions and competitions, top athletes have ample opportunity to separate themselves and earn a chance to perform in front of NFL coaches and player personnel in a video broadcast of the event finals. During the finals, kickers and punters are given a number of reps to showcase their ability, in addition to the competition. Long Snappers are given a series of reps to showcase their snapping, foot work, as well as their snap-and-release.