Phase two takes place a couple days after the conclusion of the NFL draft. The draft concludes on April 28th and phase two starts up on April 30th. This phase is broken up into four sections. Weeks one, two, and four consist of more off season workouts. Week three, however, will hold rookie mini camp.
Rookie mini camp is a prime time for coaches and personnel staff to really evaluate, up close, the talent acquired through the draft. As the name suggests, only rookies will be present during this portion of the off season. Rookies will begin to truly learn their playbooks as well as get adjusted to life as a professional athlete. Joining the drafted players will also be undrafted players signed to contracts and non-contract camp invitees.
The rest of this phase consists of the same activities as phase one. However, teams are actually allowed to begin to get on the field at this time. On the field workouts are allowed with less restriction than phase one. It is in this phase that all coaches are allowed on the field with the players, not just the strength and conditioning staff.
There can be individual drills by positions. This will probably be the majority of what we’ll see here. Teams can do team drills, but they cannot do team vs. team drills. So no offensive vs. defense in this phase. Helmets are also not allowed here.
These workouts are also not mandatory. The dates for phase two are as follows: