Latest NFL draft rumors have Vikings targeting J.J. McCarthy

It felt a little bit odd for the Minnesota Vikings top brass to not be at Michigan’s pro day, but when you factor in that they have a private workout scheduled with J.J. McCarthy, that will tell them everything they need to know.

NFL personnel that ESPN’s Matt Miller spoke to believe that the Vikings will be aggressive in trying to trade up for the quarterback from Michigan.

“The Vikings sent neither Adofo-Mensah nor coach Kevin O’Connell to the Michigan pro day Friday, but quarterbacks coach Josh McCown was firmly planted right behind McCarthy during his 25-minute throwing session. In talking to NFL personnel while on the road at pro days this week, the feeling is still that the Vikings will be aggressive in trading up to the No. 4 or No. 5 spot to land the Michigan quarterback. One general manager I talked to this week said McCarthy is a top-six pick right now. The question is who will trade up to get him.”

We know that the Vikings are going to be targeting a quarterback but there hasn’t been a ton of clear information on which one. Right now, the lean is McCarthy and it makes sense. Both New England and Washington aren’t likely to trade down at this moment but the option still seems to be on the table.

The next five weeks are going to see a lot of different perspectives come out about the Vikings’ draft plans, but getting a quarterback is going to be paramount.

Story originally appeared on Vikings Wire