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TIM AND MIKE: Combine Day 1 observations

Hand debate: The first bit of news out of the NFL Scouting Combine came after the quarterback measurements with likely No. 1 pick Joe Burrow's hands measuring in at nine inches, which is on the smaller side for quarterbacks. Burrow had some fun with the measurement in a Tweet Monday night – Tim Twentyman

Power play: Adam Trautman of Dayton is one of the top tight end prospects in this year's draft because of his receiving ability, but he seems to get more enjoyment out of blocking. He said one of his most memorable plays was blocking a defender 20 yards laterally and 10 yards vertically. "I think I'd rather dominate the line of scrimmage and move people off the ball than catch touchdown passes," he said. – Mike O'Hara

Rush vs. cover & DE vs. CB: Head coach Matt Patricia always says that pass defense is a marriage of rush and cover. But where does he hold more value? The rush or the cover?

"I think it depends on which corner or which pass rusher you're talking about," Patricia said Tuesday at the Combine. "If Lawrence Taylor is out there, you're going to take that guy 10 out of 10 times."

The Lions finished second to last in sacks last season and tied for last in interceptions. It will be interesting to see what they decide to do if the best pass rusher (Chase Young) and best cornerback (Jeff Okudah) in this draft are still on the board when the Lions pick at No. 3. Which way will they go? Rush or cover? – Tim Twentyman

Scouting report, 2021: Clemson wide receiver Tee Higgins is projecting big things for teammate Trevor Lawrence, who has another year of eligibility left. "He's an NFL-ready quarterback already," Higgins said. We'll see Lawrence at the 2021 Combine. – Mike O'Hara

The answers to everything: Some legacy players might get sick of answering questions about their father, uncle or brother who came before them, but not LSU tight end Thaddeus Moss, son of Hall of Fame wide receiver Randy Moss. The younger Moss said he loves answering questions about his father, and said it's great to have someone in his corner who's been through the pre-draft process and "has the answers to everything." – Tim Twentyman

Spartan memory: Arizona State wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk looks back at a 16-13 win over Michigan State in 2018 as a game that launched the Sun Devils' program in Herm Edwards' first season as head coach. "Beating Michigan State was huge," Aiyuk said. "It put us in the right direction." – Mike O'Hara

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