Rounding up the Minnesota Vikings' pre-draft visits

MINNEAPOLIS -- As the Minnesota Vikings enter their final few weeks of draft preparation, we thought it'd be a good time to compile a list of some of the prospects they've met with before the draft.

Since NFL clubs can meet with up to 60 prospects at the NFL scouting combine in February, host 30 on private visits and interact with various players at their pro days and other pre-draft events, it's difficult to know every player with whom the Vikings have met. And because teams can meet with so many players, some visits have more significance than others. That said, we can see some trends developing in the Vikings' pre-draft work, like the amount of time they've spent with linebackers who could go in the first two rounds of the draft.

Here is a list of the Vikings' pre-draft visits, as reported by ESPN or other media outlets:


Devin Gardner, Michigan (East-West Shrine Game)

Running back:

Jay Ajayi, Boise State (pro day)

David Cobb, Minnesota (combine)

Zach Zenner, South Dakota State (East West Shrine Game)

Wide receiver:

Sammie Coates, Auburn (combine)

Stefon Diggs, Maryland (pro day)

Dorial Green-Beckham, Missouri (private meeting)

Tyler Lockett, Kansas State (Senior Bowl)

DeVante Parker, Louisville (combine)

Devin Smith, Ohio State (combine)

Tight end:

Gerald Christian, Louisville (combine)

Maxx Williams, Minnesota (pro day)

Offensive line:

Jamon Brown, Louisville (East West Shrine Game)

A.J. Cann, South Carolina (private meeting)

T.J. Clemmings, Pittsburgh (private meeting)

Shaquille Mason, Georgia Tech (Senior Bowl)

Terry Poole, San Diego State (East West Shrine Game)

Defensive line:

Dante Fowler, Florida (combine)

Randy Gregory, Nebraska (pro day)

Marcus Hardison, Arizona State (pro day and private meeting)

Za'Darius Smith, Kentucky (East West Shrine Game)

Lynden Trail, Norfolk State (private meeting)


Stephone Anthony, Clemson (pro day)

Vic Beasley, Clemson (combine)

Bud Dupree, Kentucky (combine)

PJ Dawson, TCU (pro day and private meeting)

Benardrick McKinney, Mississippi State (combine)

Denzel Perryman, Miami (combine)

Shaq Thompson, Washington (pro day and private meeting)

Defensive back:

Quandre Diggs, Texas (combine)

Byron Jones, Connecticut (pro day)

Marcus Peters, Washington (private meeting)

Damarious Randall, Arizona State (private meeting)

Josh Shaw, USC (East West Shrine Game)

Cedric Thompson, Minnesota (private meeting)

Trae Waynes, Michigan State (private meeting)