The NFC coaches had breakfast with the media this morning, and some interesting clues emerged as to how the Vikings plan to look at quarterbacks in the upcoming draft.
Mike Zimmer said that he would rely on offensive coordinator Norv Turner to work on the “physical attributes” of the passers, while Zimmer would look more at the intangibles, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Zimmer said he was looking for “when lights come on.”
The news is interesting insight into how the Vikings have been going about their draft process this offseason. It was long suspected that Turner would play a big role in the Vikings evaluation process, since he is well known for developing quarterbacks in the NFL.
Norv Turner has been known to like signal callers in all shapes and sizes (his team drafted Drew Brees), so the Vikings could still be looking at any number of quarterbacks in this draft.
The Vikings have already looked at a number of quarterbacks this offseason, and it has been reported they have visited the pro days or conducted private workouts with many of the top signal callers in the draft, including Teddy Bridgewater, AJ McCarron and David Fales.
The comments also lead one to wonder what it must be like for a prospect to sit in a room after a workout and get grilled by Mike Zimmer. That has to be one of the scariest moments in a young kid’s life.