The 2014 NFL Scouting Combine officially opened its doors this past weekend at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Per usual, the combine plays host to some of the top collegiate prospects vying for a shot at NFL glory.
For the Minnesota Vikings, this year's combine represents the first time general manager Rick Spielman and head coach Mike Zimmer are able to sit down as a tandem and figure out what direction they want to go in.
Unlike years past, the 2014 draft could end up being one of the deepest pools of talent we've ever seen. As NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock said during his pre-combine conference call (h/t ProFootballTalk.com):
From my perspective, this is the deepest and best draft class I’ve seen in probably ten years. That’s been reinforced by most of the general managers and scouts I’ve talked to throughout the league. I had one GM tell me the other day that having a Top-20 pick this year is very similar to having a Top-10 pick last year.
Taking a look at some of the recent reports that have surfaced, it's time to break down the latest combine news and rumors for the Vikings.
All 2014 draft projections provided by NFLDraftScout.com (h/t CBSSports.com) unless noted otherwise.