The NFL International Combine Is Heading To London

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The invitational scouting showcase, mirrored after the annual NFL Combine staged in the United States, is designed to discover and evaluate potential NFL talent from around the globe.  Up to 50 athletes will be selected to participate in a series of tests in front of NFL evaluators at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on October 12.

"We are excited to host the International Combine in London next month," said DAMANI LEECH, NFL Chief Operating Officer of International. "Through the event, we hope to discover new talent, create more global exposure of the game and provide an opportunity for participants to compete at the highest level."

Athletes will be evaluated for a potential position in the NFL's International Player Pathway program. Instituted in 2017, the program aims to provide elite international athletes the opportunity to compete at the NFL level, improve their skills, and ultimately earn a spot on an NFL roster.

Following the International Combine, a select number of athletes who meet specific performance standards and display the potential to play in the NFL, will be invited to train in the United States for three months as part of the International Player Pathway program. The group of athletes will be reduced yet again following the training phase in the US and a select number will be allocated to NFL clubs for the 2022 season.

The International Combine is the first step in the process towards participation in the IPP program that has helped players such as EFE OBADA (UK/Buffalo Bills), JAKOB JOHNSON (Germany/New England Patriots), JORDAN MAILATA (Australia/Philadelphia Eagles) and SAMMIS REYES (Chile/Washington Football Team) earn a place in the NFL.

The 2021 event, which is closed to the public, will be the third iteration of the NFL International Combine, after hosting one in Australia in 2018 and in Germany in 2019. The NFL will also conduct a Combine in Mexico later in October for athletes unable to make it to London due to travel restrictions.

Below are the players who received International Combine invitations:

First Name

Last Name

Position

Country

Team Name

Joshua

Addams

RB

UK

ex-London Irish (Rugby)

Samson

Alabi

RB

UK

London Blitz

Leon

Balogh

DL

Austria

Vienna Vikings

Silvan

Barelds

TE

Germany

Dusseldorf Panthers

Maceo

Beard

DB

France

Potsdam Royals

Connor

Bolton

OL

UK

London Warriors

Jan

Bombeck

DL

Germany

Hamburg Sea Devils

Max

Bruder

OL

Germany

Leipzig Kings

Brandon

Camara

TE

France

Marseille Blue Stars

Mbaeteka

Chigbo Roy

OL

Nigeria

Up Rise Academy

Haggai

Chisom Noubuisi

OL

Nigeria

Up Rise Academy

Lawrence

Cornwall-Baptiste

OL

UK

London Warriors

Marcel

Dabo

DB

Germany

Stuttgart Surge

Boris

Degas

LB

France

Bordeaux Lions

Emmanuel

Falola

LB

UK

Kent Exiles

Jan-Hendrick

Hoffmeyer

OL

Germany

Frankfurt Galaxy

Jai-Albert

Jackson

DL

UK

Stuttgart Surge

Yannic

Kiehl

OL

Germany

Frankfurt Galaxy

Fabian

Kratz

OL

Germany

Cologne Centurions

Amos

Laoye

OL

Belgium

Potsdam Royals

Lance

Leota

DL

New Zealand

Leipzig Kings

John

Levi Krause

TE

Germany

Hamburg Sea Devils

Daniel

Marshall

TE

UK

Swansea University

Igor

Mašlanka

TE

Slovakia

Wroclaw Panthers

Arthur

Mbahin

DL

UK

Tamworth Pheonix

Enzo

Mensah

LB

Italy

Milano Seamen

Yoann

Miangue

DL

France

Dresden Monarchs

Leonel

Misangumukini

DL

Austria

Vienna Vikings

Wael

Nasri

OL

Germany

Frankfurt Galaxy

Aymeric

Nicault

WR

France

Potsdam Royals

Adedayo

Odeleye

DL

UK

Berlin Thunder

Kehinde

Oginni Hassan

TE

Nigeria

Up Rise Academy

Yoshihito

Omi

WR

Japan

Leipzig Kings

Andy

Owusu

RB

UK

Kent Exiles

Lukas

Ruoss

LB

Switzerland

Potsdam Royals

Flamur

Simon

LB

Germany

Dusseldorf Panthers

Jacob

Smilie

RB

UK

ex-Swinton Lions (Rugby)

Shawn

Tuione

DL

New Zealand

N/A

Chad

Walrond

DB

UK

Allgau Comets

Robin

Wilzeck

WR

Germany

Dresden Monarchs

Filip

Zacok

DL

Finland

Seinajoki Crocadiles

Aslan

Zetterbeg

DL

Sweden

Leipzig Kings

Janos

Zilai

LB

Hungary

Fehervar Enthroners

Raphel

Zistler

DL

Germany

Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns

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