2023 NFL Draft: Players to watch at the HBCU Combine and Legacy Bowl

On Monday, 47 NFL Draft hopefuls will participate in the HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities),

 Combine at the New Orleans Saints practice facility.

Then, starting Tuesday, practices will begin ahead of the HBCU Legacy Bowl (Feb. 25, 4 p.m. ET, NFL Network).

The Black College Football Hall of Fame and the NFL are partnering to host the two events,

with Monday’s combine set up to mirror the full NFL Scouting Combine that will take place the following week in Indianapolis.

Fayetteville State head coach Richard Hayes Jr. ,

and North Carolina Central head coach Trei Oliver will coach Team Gaither ,

(named after legendary Florida A&M coach Jake Gaither) at the Legacy Bowl,

while Benedict College head coach Chennis Berry,

 and Southern head coach Eric Dooley will lead Team Robinson (named after legendary Grambling State coach Eddie Robinson).


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