Are the Minnesota Vikings looking at drafting A.J. McCarron this May? That’s certainly the question Vikings fans have after hearing that general manager Rick Spielman and new head coach Mike Zimmer paid special attention to McCarron at Alabama’s pro day.
According to Chris Tomasson, the Vikings evaluated McCarron this week, but didn’t give any further details on the extent of their interest.
Rick Spielman, Mike Zimmer and Norv Turner all at Alabama Pro Day today. Evaluating QB A.J. McCarron.
— Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) March 12, 2014
With the No. 8 overall pick in the draft, the Vikings have been linked to the top quarterbacks in the draft this year. It’s starting to look like Johnny Manziel will fall to them but nothing is certain at this point.
Something we can bet on though is that McCarron will garner a lot of day two attention and will be a conversation starter after round one. He’ll actually come up earlier than that, as the Vikings passing on a quarterback in round one will reignite the discussion about their interest in McCarron and other mid-round quarterbacks.