News and Notes From The NFL Scouting Combine

Raiders.com has been in Indianapolis all week covering the NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium.

With over 300 prospects and 1,200 credentialed media members in attendance, Indianapolis definitely serves as the hub for all things NFL this week, so here's what we've learned so far from our time in the Hoosier State.

The Combine Is Now Appointment Viewing

Like we said earlier, the Combine issued media credentials for over 1,200 people, making it the most credential NFL event of the year behind just the Super Bowl.

NFL Network and ESPN are in attendance at Lucas Oil Stadium, as are reporters and analysts from television channels, radio stations and other media outlets.

Throughout the week, each of the prospects attend a media session, with the most popular players holding court at a podium, oftentimes to a capacity crowd of reporters.

In addition to all the college prospects, coaches and general managers from around the NFL also speak to the media, providing a unique opportunity to hear from team personnel from around the league.

The Combine is now appointment viewing in 2016, and it has come a long way from when it was just a handful of reporters talking to players on the side of a football field.

"The league has gotten so much bigger," said ESPN's Todd McShay. "I think it's great. The fans have more access to all the information that's coming out, and it's become a yearlong sport and I think we're all benefiting from it and enjoying it."

How Big Are Your Hands?

There has been a lot of chatter this week surrounding a rather interesting topic – hand size.

Whether it was University of California quarterback Jared Goff's hands measuring just nine inches, or Brandon Allen, the Arkansas signal- caller, who actually had his hands stretched in an attempt to make them bigger, hand size has been a topic of discussion all week.

The thought is, that if a player, a quarterback in particular, has larger hands; it will help him secure and control the ball in inclement weather.

Do all teams subscribe to this theory? Probably not, but it certainly makes for entertaining fodder for conversation.

Joey Bosa: Entertainer?

Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa is considered the best defensive player in this year's class, and maybe even the best player on either side of the ball.

The talented edge rusher spoke to the media Friday morning, cracking jokes and holding court – even beginning his session with a well-timed, "what's up?"

Bosa definitely possesses a dominant physical stature, he looks every bit of the 6'6" and 276 pounds that he's listed at, and if his collegiate production serves as any indication, one team will add a quality pass rusher if they select the former Buckeye. 

In Mel Kiper, Jr.'s most recent mock draft, he has Bosa slated to go No. 6 overall to the Baltimore Ravens, while Todd McShay believes he'll go No. 1 overall to the Tennessee Titans.

What They're Saying At The Combine

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