The Minnesota Vikings haven't had a more important draft since the last time the team went 3-13, which as most Vikes fans know, occurred in 1984. In the spring of 1985, the Vikings selected future Hall of Fame defensive end Chris Doleman, steady cornerback Issiac Holt and center Kirk Lowdermilk with their first three selections. The rebuilding effort was on.
If the Vikings do as well with their first three picks in the 2012 college draft, fans should be pleased. And the first step towards finding out who the Vikings might select in April started Wednesday as the NFL draft combine kicked off in Indianapolis.
I won't devote a lot of attention to covering it over the next few days, however, as most of the stuff will be happening while I'm doing my real job. Plus, I'm not into shuttle drills and guys throwing footballs in shorts.
There will be a couple of writers worth checking out if you're looking for info on who the Vikings brainthrust is oogling and what players are surging or struggling at this annual meat market though.
One of them is ESPN North's Kevin Seifert, who says he will be blogging the hell out of the combine. The other is ESPN 1500's Tom Pelissero, who will be tweeting regularly throughout the combine.