Vikings 2018 NFL Combine Primer
The 2018 NFL Scouting Combine gets under way this week at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The annual event, which provides teams with an opportunity to meet draft-eligible prospects, officially begins tomorrow (Tuesday, February 27th) and runs through Monday, March 5th.
During the week-long convention, teams are able to assess all 336 participants through meetings, medical examinations, cognitive ability assessments (aka, the Wonderlic test) and agility drills. A few of the physical evaluations include the 40-yard dash, vertical leap, broad jump, three-cone drill and bench press.
The televised portion of the combine, also referred to as the “Underwear Olympics,” runs from Friday, March 2nd through Monday, March 5th. The four-day workout schedule is as follows:
NFL Combine testing schedule
- Friday (March 2nd): RB, OL, K, P, ST
- Saturday (March 3rd): QB, WR, TE
- Sunday (March 4th): DL, LB
- Monday (March 5th): DB
Vikings general manager Rick Spielman is scheduled to address the media at 10:30 A.M. (CST) on Wednesday and head coach Mike Zimmer will speak with reporters at 10:15 A.M. (CST) on Thursday.
Participants to watch
A complete list of the participants who will be attending the NFL Scouting Combine is provided in this positional breakdown on Vikings.com. The following prospects, who are expected to draw interest from the Vikings at the combine, have been featured by VT draft expert Jordan Reid in his NFL Draft Prospect Spotlight Series:
- Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame
- Maurice Hurst, DT, Michigan
- Isaiah Wynn, OG, Georgia
- Da’Ron Payne, DT, Alabama
- Billy Price, OG, Ohio State
The most notable positions of need for the Vikings currently include QB, OL, DL, and DB.