Vikings Have Speed Date Scheduled with Jayden Daniels After LSU Pro Day

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The LSU Tigers are holding their Pro Day on Wednesday, meaning teams will have a close eye on Jayden Daniels as he throws unimpeded to teammate wide receivers. Much like JJ McCarthy’s last week, NFL scouts and analysts (both professional and otherwise) are ready to overreact to everything.

Minnesota Vikings set speed-date meeting with Jayden Daniels after Pro Day

According to Ian Rapoport (NFL Network), the Vikings will privately meet with Daniels “immediately” after his pro day. Minnesota is one of six teams set to meet with the projected top-3 pick.

There is no word on whether or not Kevin O’Connell and general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah are on site in Baton Rouge today. If they are, that would be different than what we’ve seen so far. Neither Vikings’ decision maker was at Caleb Williams‘ or JJ McCarthy’s pro days. With McCarthy, they opted for a private workout only.

Jayden has been a strong underdog candidate for the Minnesota Vikings throughout the offseason. There has been a lot more steam surrounding Drake Maye (UNC) and the aforementioned McCarthy, but just as you start to assume Daniels is off their board, a trusted insider reminds us that is not true.

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We believe the Vikings met, or are set to meet with JJ McCarthy, in what is said to be a rather extensive private visit. Whatever is happening after Daniels’ pro day feels like a short speed-dating session, compared to what we’ve heard about the McCarthy workout, which was completely separate from his pro day..

Of course, there could be a lot of reasons for why interactions with JJ and Jayden might be different. But until we know that reasoning, we’re left to speculate. If we get more information on Daniels’ pro day or his meeting with the Vikings, it will be added in here.

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