Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that the Vikings’ owners, coaches, scouts and evaluators are all meeting later today to discuss their plan if Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel happens to be available to them at No. 8 overall.
As of now, it sounds like this is actually an option as recent reports have mentioned that the Buccaneers will not select Manziel at No. 7 overall.
No one has been able to figure out where Manziel could be drafted, but it seems unlikely that he’ll end up being a top-five pick.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the “widespread feeling” around the league is that Manziel will come off the board between the No. 3 and No. 13 overall picks.
It’s also worth noting that the Vikings were believed to be willing to wait and select a quarterback later in the draft.
We’ll have more regarding the Vikings as the news is available.