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2017 NFL Scouting Combine: Friday Rundown


We're about halfway through the NFL Scouting Combine, and the day has finally come for the skill drills. Players will participate in a variety of conditioning obstacles that are designed to demonstrate speed, agility, strength, and overall athleticism. The crowd favorite of the event is the 40-yard dash, which showcases an individual's ability to accelerate at a rapid pace and maintain it.

The NFL Network's live coverage of all the events is underway and will continue through the weekend. While Tuesday was the actual start date of the Combine, many consider today to be when the ball really gets rolling.

Let's take a look at the action from today thus far:

NFL Network's Good Morning Football Crew broke down what you should expect to see from the Combine today.

Oakland Raiders Head Coach Jack Del Rio reminisced about his Combine experience and what it meant to him.

Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio offered some high praise for the Silver and Black heading into the 2017 season.

Former Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew listed his top-five running backs of the 2017 draft class.

James Palmer of the NFL Network shared his thoughts on what the Raiders should do in the upcoming draft.

ESPN Insider Mark Dominik commended General Manager Reggie McKenzie and Head Coach Jack Del Rio for what they've been able to accomplish.

Dominik added that he believes quarterback Derek Carr has solidified himself as a top-10 signal-caller in the NFL.

NFL Draft expert Mike Mayock noted the similarities between Alabama tackle Cam Robinson and Raiders guard Kelechi Osemele.

Former NFL cornerback Ike Taylor wrapped up the first day of workouts with MJD.

AFC West coaches and NFL executive John Elway discussed what makes the Raiders such a strong opponent.

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