Rick Spielman is amongst the general mangers from NFL franchises currently in attendance at the NFL Combine.

And the man charged with bringing in players for the Minnesota Vikings revealed in Indianapolis that he is using some unique methods to assess potential draftees prior to the NFL Draft.

As well as analysing their physical and technical potential, Spielman has been taking to the world of social media to monitor player activity:

"There were guys I found on Twitter this year that I can't believe they would post and re-Tweet some of the stuff they were saying," he told USA Today.

"We wrote a report just on their Twitter accounts."

As we all know the world of social media, from Facebook and Twitter, to Instagram, is full of oddities - and that is increased ten-fold it seems when you add professional sports stars to the mix. 

And Spielman discussed how the Vikings are utilising this modern information source to assess the maturity of certain targets ahead of the draft:

"I won't say the names. But out of the 60 that we did (a report on), there are eight guys that we have concerns about their Twitter feeds that we will address here," he explained

Who those eight players are is anyone's guess. 

But it would seem sensible for all players entering the draft in the class of 2014 to give social media a wide berth for a few months at least. 

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