NFL Combine

Every February, over three hundred of the very best college football players are invited to participate in the NFL Scouting Combine (National Invitational Camp) in Indianapolis, Indiana. Top executives, coaching staffs, player personnel departments and medical personnel from all 32 NFL teams are on hand to evaluate the nation’s top college football players eligible for the upcoming NFL Draft.

This intense, four-day job interview is an exciting time for the athletes and a vital step in achieving their dreams of playing in the NFL.

The Solution

Explore Consulting took NFL Scouting to the cloud. We developed a completely integrated suite of applications for the NFL Combine that allows organizers and scouts to capture, merge and deliver event data in real-time via any MS Windows based device.

Not only does this system play a critical role at every NFL Scouting Combine, Explore works with several originating sources to gather initial player data as the road to the draft begins for more than 300 draft prospects each year. From loading scouting reports, player images and questionnaires to capturing real-time electronic 40 times and tracking players throughout the event, Explore Consulting has been a critical technology partner of the NFL Combine since 2007, and continues to expand its use of technology year after year, most recently building a the Combine Dashboard for Microsoft Surface.

Technologies Used: .NET / Microsoft SQL Server/ ASP.NET (C#) / AJAX / JavaScript / HTML5 / RESTful JSON / API / Microsoft IIS / Reporting Services

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