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2014 NFL Scouting Combine primer

A total of 335 draft prospects, including 85 underclassmen, have accepted invitations and are set to attend an annual week-long player evaluation process known as the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.

Feb 21, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid speaks during a press conference during the 2013 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Feb 21, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid speaks during a press conference during the 2013 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The assessments kick off Wednesday, Feb. 19 and run through Tuesday, Feb. 25 at Lucas Oil Stadium.

It’s virtually the NFL’s version of a job interview, which includes team interviews, medical and psychological evaluations, measurements, various drills and media sessions.

Draft prospects have an opportunity to leave a lasting impression ahead of May’s NFL Draft.

Conversely, the week affords teams an opportunity to meet players face-to-face for the first time in most cases.

Of course, the Combine is also one of the few events during the year where all 32 teams with general managers, coaching staffs and scouts will be under one roof.

Chiefs general manager John Dorsey and Andy Reid are expected to hold their respective media sessions between Thursday and Friday.

UPDATE: Reid is scheduled to address the media Thursday at 3:15 p.m. ET, while Dorsey addresses reporters Friday at 1:15 p.m. ET.

Meanwhile, the University of Kansas may not have players in Indianapolis this year, but there are a solid group of prospects with local university ties scheduled to attend:

University of Missouri

• OT Justin Britt
• DE Kony Ealy
• CB E.J. Gaines
• RB Henry Jose
• WR Marcus Lucas
• DE Michael Sam
• WR L’Damian Washington

Kansas State University

• LS Marcus Heit
• OT Luke Lucas

Notable players from the MIAA Conference

• WR John Brown, Pittsburg State
• CB Pierre Desir, Lindenwood
• CB Brandon Dixon, Northwest Missouri State
• TE Reggie Jordan, Missouri Western

Click here to view the complete list of invited players.

The NFL Scouting Combine full schedule, as annotated at NFLCombine.net.

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Day One Arrivals: Group 1 (PK, ST, OL), Group 2 (OL), Group 3 (TE)

Wed, Feb. 19 Travel to Indianapolis ~ Registration ~ Hospital Pre-Exam & X-rays ~ Orientation ~ Interviews
Thu, Feb. 20 Measurements ~ Medical Examinations ~ Media ~ Interviews
Fri, Feb. 21 NFLPA Meeting ~ Psychological Testing ~ PK/ST Workout ~ Bench Press ~ Interviews
Sat, Feb. 22 On-Field Workout (timing, stations, skill drills) ~ Departure from Indianapolis

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Day Two Arrivals: Group 4 (QB, WO), Group 5 (QB, WO),Group 6 (RB)

Thu, Feb. 20 Travel to Indianapolis ~ Registration ~ Hospital Pre-Exam & X-rays ~ Orientation ~ Interviews
Fri, Feb. 21 Measurements ~ Medical Examinations ~ Media ~ Interviews
Sat, Feb. 22 NFLPA Meeting ~ Psychological Testing ~ Bench Press ~ Interviews
Sun, Feb. 23 On-Field Workout (timing, stations, skill drills) ~ Departure from Indianapolis

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Day Three Arrivals: Group 7 (DL), Group 8 (DL), Group 9 (LB)

Fri, Feb. 21 Travel to Indianapolis ~ Registration ~ Hospital Pre-Exam & X-rays ~ Orientation ~ Interviews
Sat, Feb. 22 Measurements ~ Medical Examinations ~ Media ~ Interviews
Sun, Feb. 23 NFLPA Meeting ~ Psychological Testing ~ Bench Press ~ Interviews
Mon, Feb. 24 On-Field Workout (timing, stations,skill drills) ~ Departure from Indianapolis

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Day Four Arrivals: Group 10 (DB), Group 11 (DB)

Sat, Feb. 22 Travel to Indianapolis ~ Registration ~ Hospital Pre-Exam & X-rays ~ Orientation ~ Interviews
Sun, Feb. 23 Measurements ~ Medical Examinations ~ Media ~ Interviews
Mon, Feb. 24 NFLPA Meeting ~ Psychological Testing ~ Bench Press ~ Interviews
Tue, Feb. 25 On-Field Workout (timing, stations, skill drills) ~ Departure from Indianapolis

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