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NFL Combine 2016: Schedule, TV coverage, prospects, more

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The combine is here, so be prepared.

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The 2016 NFL Combine is, technically, already underway as the first group of players was scheduled to arrive on Tuesday to begin preparing for workouts later this week at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The Combine, of course, is the biggest event in the buildup to the 2016 NFL Draft, with prospects getting poked, prodded, measured, questioned and worked out on the field.

In addition to the draft, the Combine is also a time when -- even though free agency negotiations are not supposed to happen -- we learn a lot about which teams are interested in what free-agent players. We will also get to hear from New York Giants coach Ben McAdoo and general manager Jerry Reese. McAdoo speaks to the press at 2 p.m. ET on Wednesday, and Reese at 2:15 p.m. on Thursday.

Below, a breakdown of the schedule of events at the Combine, how to watch, and what to expect to find here at Big Blue View and across SB Nation.

2016 NFL Combine Daily Schedule

DAY 1 ARRIVALS: Group 1 (PK, ST, OL), Group 2 (OL), Group 3 (RB)

Tues., Feb. 23 -- Travel to Indianapolis ~ Registration ~ Hospital Pre-Exam & X-rays ~ Orientation ~ Interviews
Wed., Feb. 24 -- Measurements ~ Medical Examinations ~ Media ~ Interviews
Thurs., Feb. 25 -- NFLPA Meeting ~ Psychological Testing ~ PK/ST Workout ~ Bench Press ~ Interviews
Fri., Feb. 26 -- On-Field Workout (timing, stations, skill drills) ~ Departure from Indianapolis

DAY 2 ARRIVALS: Group 4 (QB, WO), Group 5 (QB, WO), Group 6 (TE)

Wed., Feb. 24 -- Travel to Indianapolis* ~ Registration ~ Hospital Pre-Exam & X-rays ~ Orientation ~ Interviews
Thurs., Feb. 25 -- Measurements ~ Medical Examinations ~ Media ~ Interviews
Fri., Feb. 26 -- NFLPA Meeting ~ Psychological Testing ~ Bench Press ~ Interviews
Sat., Feb., 27 -- On-Field Workout (timing, stations, skill drills) ~ Departure from Indianapolis

DAY 3 ARRIVALS: Group 7 (DL), Group 8 (DL), Group 9 (LB)

Thurs., Feb. 25 -- Travel to Indianapolis ~ Registration ~ Hospital Pre-Exam & X-rays ~ Orientation ~ Interviews
Fri., Feb. 26 -- Measurements ~ Medical Examinations ~ Media ~ Interviews
Sat., Feb. 27 -- NFLPA Meeting ~ Psychological Testing ~ Bench Press ~ Interviews
Sun., Feb. 28 -- On-Field Workout (timing, stations, skill drills) ~ Departure from Indianapolis

DAY 4 ARRIVALS: Group 10 (DB), Group 11 (DB)

Fri., Feb. 26 -- Travel to Indianapolis ~ Registration ~ Hospital Pre-Exam & X-rays ~ Orientation ~ Interviews
Sat., Feb. 27 -- Measurements ~ Medical Examinations ~ Media ~ Interviews
Sun., Feb. 28 -- NFLPA Meeting ~ Psychological Testing ~ Bench Press ~ Interviews
Mon., Feb. 29 -- On-Field Workout (timing, stations, skill drills) ~ Departure from Indianapolis

How To Watch

TV Coverage: NFL Network
Start Time: 9  a.m. EST daily
Online Streaming: NFL Combine Live on NFL.com.

On-field workouts:

Fri., Feb. 26: Specialists, offensive linemen, running backs
Sat., Feb. 27: Quarterbacks, wide receivers, tight ends
Sun.: Feb. 29: Defensive linemen, linebackers
Mon., Feb. 29: Defensive backs

Big Blue View Coverage

We have been helping you get ready for the draft for weeks now. You can check out all of our prospect profiles, take a gander at our Big Board or stroll through all of our draft coverage on our 2016 NFL Draft Hub Page.

We will have plenty of coverage throughout the combine. Included will be a daily schedule of events, prospects to watch, discussion thread, and analysis of what we learn each day. Follow @bigblueview, @valentine_ed and @Raptormkll for Combine updates and discussion.

SB Nation Coverage

SB Nation will have plenty of Combine coverage, much of it first-hand. Here is a look at the complete list of Combine inviteesMocking The Draft will have daily coverage, and you can follow @MockingTheDraft on Twitter. Other SB Nation writers attending this year's event include Eagles fan and Ohio State writer Alexis Chassen (@Lovelybuckeye), Packers writer Evan Western (@TexWestern), Rams writer Joe McAtee (@3k_) and Seahawks writer Danny Kelly (@FieldGulls).