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Top Tweets: NFL Scouting Combine Day 2

We're now two days into the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, where more than 330 draft-eligible players will be measured, interviewed and tested.

Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer made the media rounds on Thursday, during which he spoke about the **possibility of hiring a kicking specialist coach** and the **“romance” of offensive coaching meetings**, among multiple other topics.

Offensive lineman, running backs and special teamers had their podium sessions and participated in the bench press. Tight ends, quarterbacks and wide receivers kicked things off with measurements and medical examinations.

There were plenty of takeaways from the day, including a surprise announcement by a retired Pro Bowler and a professional golfer trying his hand at football.

Here are 10 top tweets from Day 2:

The QB measurements are in

Plenty of social media buzz surrounded Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray's measurements, but he wasn't the only play-caller evaluated Thursday.

Throwback Thursday

Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins, who is entering his second season in Purple, posted a #TBT photo of his days at the NFL Scouting Combine in 2012.

Following the family business

Nick Bosa, who starred for the Buckeyes, is following in his family's footsteps as he prepares to enter the NFL Draft.

Confusing the Connors

Broncos guard Connor McGovern is a native of Fargo, North Dakota, and has received attention for his success in the NFL thus far.

But watch out, there's another Connor McGovern in town – also an offensive lineman – who is making things a little confusing as he prepares for the Draft. The standout from Penn State hails from Larksville, Pennsylvania, and is four years younger.

Out of the booth and back on the field

All-Pro tight end Jason Witten spent 15 seasons with Dallas before announcing his retirement from the NFL last spring. After one season away from the field and in the broadcast booth for Monday Night Football, however, Witten decided he wasn't quite ready to hang up the cleats.

A golfer on the gridiron

Jon Rahm left the green for the gridiron in a video filmed at TCU. In the clip, the professional golfer hauled in a touchdown pass thrown by his fiancée.

Showing some love for the long snapper

According to Pro Football Weekly NFL writer Eric Edholm, Indiana long snapper Dan Godsil got quite the crowd reaction during his bench press session.

(Editor's note: it would have been more impressive if he did so after losing the tip of his pinky)

Midwest standouts

Three offensive linemen participating in this year's NFL Combine were standouts at a certain Big Ten school across the border.

Lean and mean Metcalf

Mississippi receiver D.K. Metcalf has garnered attention for his physical build, and NFL Media's Ian Rapoport was impressed by the official numbers.

Rose bowl experience

According to the official Twitter profile of the Rose Bowl, 50 of the 337 draft-eligible athletes at this year's combine have played in at least one Rose Bowl game.