The 2017 NFL Scouting Combine is in full swing, as players have already completed interviews and appearances with the media. Along with the crop of talented college prospects, members of the Oakland Raiders – specifically Head Coach Jack Del Rio – have gotten in the mix in Indianapolis. Early Thursday morning, Del Rio spoke with the media about the importance of the Combine, as well as some of the Raiders recent adjustments to the coaching staff.
The media stage is an important aspect of the combine process because it provides players with a platform to share a little bit more about themselves off the field, which can go a long way with NFL execs or coaches.
Here's a rundown of the sights and sounds from Thursday:
The Raiders Head Coach chimed in on SiriusXM NFL Radio with Alex Marvez and Rick Neuheisel to chat about changing the team's culture.
Part of changing a team's culture comes with building through the NFL Draft, and Del Rio elaborated on the importance of the Combine when it comes to the draft process.
Entering his third season with the team, Del Rio stated that there's still a lot of work left to do in order to get where the team wants to be.
Kordell Stewart of NFL on TuneIn shared his thoughts regarding quarterback Derek Carr and the Silver and Black's impressive 2016 season.
Thursday's media coverage featured some of college football's top running backs from last year, here's what they had to say.
Rookie wide receiver Jaydon Mickens Tweeted out some videos from his pro day, after not receiving an invite to the Combine.