October 12, 2013; Pasadena, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins linebacker Anthony Barr (11) defends against the California Golden Bears during the first half at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Vikings Draft Interest Round-Up: Non-QBs


Yesterday, I wrote about all the different quarterbacks the Vikings have visited so far leading up to the draft. Today, I tackle every other position.

Listed below is the different prospects the Vikings have met with and where the meeting took place. I’ve also listed my source for the information. This list is not meant to be exhaustive, as not every visit gets reported by the media. The Vikings probably like a lot of prospects they haven’t met with as well, as the team drafted Xavier Rhodes in the first round last year after not talking to him throughout the draft process.

I’ll keep this post updated as more and more visits are made public, but here’s the players we know the Vikings are interested in right now, listed in alphabetical order:

 

Anthony Barr, UCLA – LB (Ian Rapoport of NFL Network)

Visit to Winter Park

Viking Age Draft Profile

 

Lamin Barrow, LSU – LB (Baltimore Sun)

Visit to Winter Park

The Viking Age Story

 

Luke Bowanko, Virginia – G/C (Star Tribune)

Visit to Winter Park

The Viking Age Story

 

Preston Brown, Louisville – LB (Ben Goessling of ESPN)

Visit to Winter Park

Viking Age Story

 

Deone Bucannon, Washington State – S (Baltimore Sun)

Visit to Winter Park

Viking Age Story

 

Ka’Deem Carey, Arizona – RB (himself, Carey talked to media at the Combine)

Combine Interview

Viking Age Draft Profile

 

Aaron Donald, Pittsburgh – DT (Walter Football)

Combine Interview

Viking Age Draft Profile

 

Bruce Ellington, South Carolina – WR (NFL.com)

Viking Age Story

 

Devonta Freeman, FSU – RB (Star Tribune)

Visit to Winter Park

Viking Age Story

 

Demarcus Lawrence, Boise State - DE/LB (Adam Caplan)

Visit to Winter Park

Viking Age Story

 

Khalil Mack, Buffalo – LB (Ian Rapoport)

Visit to Winter Park

Viking Age Draft Profile

 

Kareem Martin, North Carolina – DE (Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press)

Visit to Winter Park

Viking Age Story

 

Chris Smith, Arkansas – DE (Walter Football)

Senior Bowl Meeting

 

Billy Turner, NDSU – OT (Gil Brandt of NFL.com)

Visit to Winter Park

Viking Age Story

 

Brock Vereen, Minnesota – S (Ian Rapoport)

Visit to Winter Park

Viking Age Story

 

Terrance West, Towson – RB (Tony Pauline of draftinsider.net)

Viking Age Story

 

When looking through the names, a pretty clear pattern emerges. The Vikings are really doing their due diligence when it comes to linebackers and running backs, and they are checking out some safeties and offensive lineman as well. It’s a little surprising that more cornerbacks aren’t on this list, given that the position is still one of the team’s top needs.

What do you think Vikings fans? Do you think the Vikings are gong to draft the people on this list? Who isn’t on the list that you think should be? Sound off in the comments below or hit me up on Twitter @Goatman102!

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  • David Mallow

    CB is now actually our 4th need with the additions of Cox and Munnerlyn.. they still do need another guy but not till 3rd round or beyond..LB position is our #1 need with QB 2nd and RB 3rd…they are actually in a position to draft any position they desire after round 1 and 2…they’ve added a couple of key players and a ton of depth… excited for the draft and everything leading up to the season… SKOL

  • Gordon Guffey

    There are so names that could be a fit ~ One I saw was Barr ~ If the Vikings stay at #8 I believe he is the pick ~ However if somehow Mack falls to them its a different story ~