Josh Doctson got a little hands-on teaching from Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer Thursday at TCU pro day.
When it comes to scouting draft prospects, Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer prefers the hands-on approach. Like, literally hands-on.
Check out this clip courtesy of RosterWatch showing Zimmer doing a little press-coverage drill with TCU wide receiver Josh Doctson. Just in case you thought Zimmer wasn’t also interested in scouting these offensive guys. He’s not just a defensive guru.
I mean, who better to teach a wide receiver how to beat the press than one of the best defensive coaches in all of football?
I hope Zimmer let Doctson know that most cornerbacks in the NFL are a little bigger and stronger than him.
Zimmer and Rick Spielman also took Doctson aside and had him catch some balls from his quarterback Trevone Boykin.
Doctson has been a very popular pick for the Vikings among mock drafters thus far this year. Recently, Laquon Treadwell has been creeping up on Doctson at least in the eyes of the mock drafting community (if there is such a thing as a “mock drafting community”).
Baylor WR Corey Coleman has also received close scrutiny from the Vikings. Michael Thomas and Will Fuller are two more receivers sometimes connected to the Vikings. So, pretty much every WR perceived as having mid-first value is being connected to the Vikings.
Cause people know the Vikings need a receiver. It’s not exactly a well-guarded secret that the receiver corps is painfully thin right now.
It’s cool getting an inside look at what goes on at these workouts, so we thank RosterWatch for making these clips available.