Skip to main content
Publish date:

Vikings' Rick Spielman among NFL execs at Trey Lance pro day

The Vikings doing their due diligence on one of the draft's top QB prospects.
Trey Lance

Vikings GM Rick Spielman is among the flock of NFL talent evaluators at NDSU's pro day in Fargo on Friday, and NDSU just so happens to be the home of one of the NFL Draft's top-rated quarterback prospects: Trey Lance. 

According to WDAY's Taylor Budge, "almost all" 32 NFL teams are represented at the Bison Pro Day to see Lance, offensive tackle Dillon Radunz (Becker High School in Minnesota) and cornerback Marquise Bridges. 

It's not clear who exactly Spielman is most interested in, but the Vikings are likely in the market for Kirk Cousins' eventual replacement, and getting offensive line help will certainly be a goal, especially after Minnesota released starting left tackle Riley Reiff. 

Most mock drafts have Trevor Lawrence and Zach Wilson as the first two quarterbacks off the board in the April 29 draft, followed by Justin Fields, Lance and Mac Jones. It's possible that all five quarterbacks are draft in the first round, perhaps even in the top 15 picks. 

The Vikings hold the No. 14 selection in the draft, meaning Lance could easily be a target if Minnesota feels the need to take a quarterback that early. 

Lance, a Marshall, Minnesota native, threw for 2,786 yards, 28 touchdowns, and zero interceptions as a redshirt freshman in 2019. He also ran for 1,100 yards and 14 touchdowns while helping NDSU claim its eighth FCS National Championship in the past nine seasons.

NDSU's 2020 season was wiped out by the COVID-19 pandemic, though Lance did play in NDSU's exhibition game against Central Arkansas in September. 

Next Up

Merwin Liquors Mounds View

Police shoot, kill man inside Mounds View liquor store

It follows an alleged armed carjacking outside a nearby Aldi.

Dalvin Cook

Report: Dalvin Cook has dislocated shoulder, will undergo MRI

The Vikings running back was carted off the field in Sunday's loss to the 49ers.

Kirk Cousins

Watch: Kirk Cousins lines up under guard on critical 4th down play

Kirk Cousins went "Full Kirk" at the worst possible time.

Dalvin Cook

Dalvin Cook injured, Vikings drop crucial game against 49ers

The Vikings couldn't stop the Niners' rushing attack in a 34-26 loss.

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

Man airlifted to a hospital after police shooting in Forest Lake

Police allege that the man presented a threat to officers.

Minnesota Wild

Wild's two third-period goals take down the Lightning

Ryan Hartman's go-ahead goal defeated the two-time defending champions.

Byron Buxton

Reports: Twins reach extension with Byron Buxton

The long-term deal locks in one of the Twins' franchise players.

Justin Jefferson

Vikings-49ers: 5 things you can count on

Sunday's matchup is a pivotal game in the NFC playoff picture.

Gopher Football

Watch: Gophers troll Badgers with 'Jump Around' after Saturday's win

First they took Paul Bunyan's Axe. Then they took their tradition.

Brandon Richart, missing person

Search underway for missing man in Anoka area

Brandon Richart was last seen Nov. 17.


Trey Lance

NDSU's Trey Lance declares for NFL Draft

The Marshall, Minn. native is one of the top prospects in this year's class

Trey Lance

Trey Lance could be top NFL Draft prospect in 2021

The Marshall, Minn. native is starting to gain steam ahead of next season.

Trey Lance

49ers select Trey Lance 3rd overall in NFL Draft

The Marshall native is heading to San Francisco.

Trey Lance

Trey Lance thought he was going to play QB for the Gophers

Quite the recruiting miss by the Gophers and every other Power 5 team.

Rick Spielman

Rick Spielman: 'There is no position that is off-limits during this draft'

The Vikings appear ready to deal in this weekend's NFL Draft.

Trey Lance

NFL scouts flock to Fargo to watch Trey Lance on Saturday

A report suggests 28 teams will be present to watch the NDSU star.

Rick Spielman

Takeaways from Rick Spielman's pre-draft media session

The Vikings GM touched on Stefon Diggs, Anthony Harris and their plans in the NFL Draft.

Rick Spielman, Zygi Wilf

NFL fines 3 Vikings execs $10K, strips draft pick for salary cap violation

The misuse of the salary cap stemmed from the 2019 season.