Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio has an added responsibility this week at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. Besides evaluating eligible players for the 2007 NFL Draft, Del Rio is participating for the first time in meetings as member of the coaches' subcommittee of the powerful NFL competition committee.
Del Rio is in his first year as a member of the coaches subcommittee that works with the eight-man competition committee. Del Rio was appointed to the post by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. The committee evaluates all areas of the game including changes to the salary cap and rules, and offers recommendations to the current rules.
The committee will meet for a week in March prior to the NFL annual meetings in Phoenix. Each club will then have the opportunity to vote on possible rule changes for the upcoming season.
Del Rio is joined on the subcommittee by chairman Tony Dungy of the Indianapolis Colts and Andy Reid of the Philadelphia Eagles. The co-chairmen of the competition committee are Titans head coach Jeff Fisher and Falcons general manager Rich McKay. The other members are owners John Mara of the New York Giants and Mark Richardson of Carolina along with Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome, Colts president Bill Polian and Lions president Matt Millen.