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Oct 26, 2013; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) looks on from the bench after throwing an interception during the second half of a game against the Furman Paladins at Tiger Stadium. LSU defeated Furman 48-16. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Vikings Draft Targets: Zach Mettenberger Will Get Free Dinner


The Vikings don’t just like to watch their possible QB draft targets throw the football, they also want to sit down with these guys in a casual setting and get to know them.

That’s exactly what the Vikings did a couple weeks ago with Johnny Manziel, taking the QB out to dinner after his much-hyped pro day workout in College Station. And according to Ben Goessling, it’s what they will do Wednesday with Zach Mettenberger after his workout at LSU.

Advice for Zach: get the most expensive thing on the menu. The Vikings have lots of money.

LSU’s Mettenberger has become the hot name in Viking draft speculation circles ever since Tony Pauline reported that, according to multiple sources, the Vikes are very high on Mettenberger and want to take him in the second round.

Norv Turner has likely done all the tape work he needs to on Mettenberger, and on Wednesday he will get to watch the LSU QB throw in person.

People argue about the value of these workouts, but Norv has said he likes seeing players throw live, so clearly this part of the process has value at least to him.

Mettenberger, who is coming off a major knee injury, won’t just throw at the pro day, he will participate in all the drills.

And when drills are over, Mettenberger will get a one-on-one with Vikings brass, followed by dinner with Rick Spielman and Mike Zimmer.

I don’t know for sure what conversational topics will come up during dinner, but I’m guessing Mettenberger’s 2010 arrest for drunkenly groping a woman outside a bar will be addressed.

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  • David Mallow

    Poor guy gets ripped for grabbing a girls butt at a club 4 years ago… He en has been doing well since then and should be given the oppurtunity to move on in life from a drunken mistake of touching a butt… Iwould be happy if the Vikings get him…

    • Dylan Throldahl

      Thank you!! People read that he has had a sexually related issue and they call him a rarest or a horndog who cant control himself. It bothers me cause really it happens quiet often, his just got more known cause he played a college sport at a top position at QB and for a top school. But you know what this all may be good in the long run we can draft who i see as our franchise MLB in Mosely while tradeing back a few spots for more picks. And still get Mettenberger in the 2nd who i see being really good. His off field issues seem fairly as being a normal 20 something year old i think 23. Im curious what do you think the vikes should do with the first round? Or other rounds?! I like DeAnthony Thomas in late rounds.

  • Gordon Guffey

    If he is there in round 2 or the Vikings believe he is someone who can lead the team and want to trade up into the lower part of round 1 to get him I’m all for it ~ I will trust Norv to get his man ~ I’m the last people that should clam to know more than any GM or HC left a long any OC ~ We as fans get lucky with our guesses and their nothing more than that ~ All kinds of players work out as busts for many reasons ~ Be it the players or the coaching staff ~ So if the Vikings land Matt or any of the QB’s I’m going to pull for him ~ Cant wait on the draft to get here and be done with so we can start to see how it plays out ~