NFL Combine - Day 2: Goff laughs off concerns over hand size, Cook's character scrutinized

theScore Staff
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Throughout the combine, theScore is bringing you all the results, reaction, and breaking stories as they happen.

What: 2016 NFL Scouting Combine
Where: Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis
When: Feb. 24-29
TV: NFL Network
Streaming: Watch here beginning Friday at 9 a.m. ET


Day 2

Meet the media

Quarterbacks, wide receivers, and tight ends are scheduled for media interviews Thursday, which is the final day before on-field workouts begin.

Hand size much debated, Goff laughs off concerns

Hand size was a hot topic when the quarterbacks measured in Thursday morning. Cal product Jared Goff's hands came in at 9 inches (right at the border of what scouts consider too small), prompting a mini-referendum among draftniks about the significance of hand size.

Goff joked that prior to yesterday, he thought he had large hands. The 21-year-old said that fumbles won't be an issue for him in the NFL and that he's ready to help a team from Day 1.

Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson (who owns the second overall pick and needs a quarterback) fueled the fires Wednesday when he told reporters he believes hand size is important.

Cook defends himself amid character concerns

Former Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook took the chance to help alleviate some of his character concerns when he met with reporters at the combine.

Cook's draft stock has taken a hit because of the concerns, with many asking why he wasn't made a team captain in college. However, the 23-year-old retorted by saying that all of his Michigan State teammates considered him a leader.

Wentz believes he has the makings of a franchise QB

Carson Wentz could potentially be drafted as high as the second overall pick (barring any trades), and he believes he can live up to the high expectations that come with being a first-round quarterback.

Wentz said he's confident he'll prove to be a franchise quarterback and that his small-school pedigree won't be a problem for him in his transition to the NFL.

Cooper opts not to run 40-yard dash after straining calf

Former South Carolina wide receiver Pharoh Cooper won't get the chance to impress scouts during the 40-yard dash after being forced to opt out of the drill after suffering a strained calf.

Cooper will still participate in the rest of the combine's drills.

"Baby Gronk" not as fun as older brother

Fullback prospect Glenn Gronkowski, the younger brother of New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, met the media and revealed he wasn't on Rob's recent and heavily publicized cruise.

"He loves to have fun," Glenn told reporters. "I'm probably not as much fun as him."