NFL will look for talent in Mexico

The National Student Soccer Organization (ONEFA) and NFL Mexico announced the realization of the NFL International Combine Mexico 2021 that will take place next Saturday, October 23.

The event will be at the home of the Sheep of the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, Monterrey campus.

It will be the third venue for the NFL International Combine this year – after those in the United States and the most recent, yesterday in London, England – which is designed to detect and evaluate potential talent for the NFL around the world.

“At NFL Mexico we are very pleased to be part of this talent detection process at the national level, with prospects who may have greater exposure within our League and reach a higher and better level of play,” Arturo Olivé said in a statement. , General Director of NFL Mexico.

Dr. Juan Bladé, President of ONEFA, highlighted the importance of holding these international events in our country, as well as the commitment that the Organization has with its players in their sports training.

The primary goal of the NFL International Combine is to evaluate the talent of athletes so they can earn a place in the International Player Pathway (IPP) program, which the NFL instituted since 2017, which aims to provide elite international athletes with the opportunity to compete at the NFL level, improve your skills, and ultimately seek a spot on one of the league’s teams.

Following the completion of the NFL International Combine 2021 dates, a select group of athletes who meet specific performance standards and show potential to play in the NFL will be invited to train in the United States for three months as part of the IPP program. . The group will be reduced as they progress through the training phase in the United States and the selected players will be assigned to a select group of NFL clubs for the 2022 season.

The NFL International Combine is the first phase of the process towards integration within the IPP, in which the Mexicans Isaac Alarcón, who currently plays with the Dallas Cowboys, and Alfredo Gutiérrez with the San Francisco 49ers, as well as the Chilean Sammis have participated. Reyes with the Washington Football Team.