Robert Saleh, Jets coaching staff not at NFL Scouting Combine

Jets head coach Robert Saleh

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New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh and the rest of his coaching staff will not be participating in the 2022 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis this week, per reports.

Rather than take a close look at some of the best prospects college football has to offer as they undergo physical and mental tests to help decipher their position in the 2022 NFL Draft, Saleh and other Jets coaches will stay. at the New Jersey team facility. to continue preparations for the offseason and the video review.

Jets general manager Joe Douglas and team scouting staff will be on the field in Indianapolis to welcome draft talent. Saleh will be available to interview prospects via video conference.

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The norm generally dictates that head coaches are on hand at the combine to perform as comprehensive an assessment as possible for a prospect within an organization. However, this precedent could change.

Sean McVay of the Super Bowl-winning Los Angeles Rams and Kyle Shanahan of the San Francisco 49ers will also not participate in the combine.

The coaching trio can not only use this week to assess what’s on display at Indianapolis — using the talent assessment resources available to them — but staying close to home also allows them to continue working on the assessment. of the next class of free agency.

Saleh has an advantage, however, after he and his coaching staff worked with some of the university’s top prospects in the Senior Bowl last month in Alabama.

This offseason is a massive one for the Jets, who are in the throes of a rebuild that — unlike other attempts in the past — appears to be headed in a promising direction.

Not only do they hold the No. 4 and No. 10 draft picks this year, but they are also expected to be big players in the free agency market.