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NFL Network to Cover Scouting Combine

2/17/2004 2:53 AM Eastern

NFL Network will give football fans an inside look at the poking and prodding that occurs during the 2004 National Football League Scouting Combine.

The network’s coverage starts with a preview show Friday, Feb. 20 at 10 p.m. (EST) and extends through a wrap-up show Wednesday, Feb. 25.

Draft expert Mike Mayock, College Football Sunday host Bill Patrick and legendary player personnel expert Gil Brandt will serve as the network's on-air team and provide daily player progress reports on the approximately 300 top prospects invited to participate in the Combine.

NFL Network will also examine the nature of the Combine and how its drills, tests and interviews are used to measure overall ability, strength, speed, agility, endurance and intelligence.

"From a fan's perspective, this is an opportunity they've never had until now -- a chance to see for themselves what their team sees when it comes to deciding who to take in the draft," NFL Network president and CEO Steve Bornstein said in a prepared statement.

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