Minnesota picks eighth in the first round and would seem to be in the market for a quarterback. Matt Cassel and Christian Ponder are under contract, but neither is a long-term solution at the position. Safety also is a big position of need for the Vikings, but taking a safety at No. 8 in this draft is an extremely unlikely scenario. Outside linebacker is another position possibility.
Minnesota officials are scheduled to meet with LSU quarterback Zack Mettenberger after his pro-day workout Wednesday, and team officials also met with UCF's Blake Bortles, Fresno State's Derek Carr, Alabama's AJ McCarron and Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel after their respective pro days. McCarron and Mettenberger aren't seen as potential first-round picks, and Carr at No. 8 would seem to be a bit of a reach.