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Minnesota Vikings taking close look at quarterback

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The Minnesota Vikings were today taking a closer look at a potential quarterback fit for the franchise.

Both General Manager Rick Spielman and offensive coordinator Norv Turner were present at Derek Carr's pro day as they assessed the Fresno State QB's potential.

Carr has been linked with the Vikings ahead of the 2014 NFL Draft, with the franchise holding the number eight pick this year.

With the likes of Johnny Manziel, Blake Bortles, and Teddy Bridgewater likely to be taken before the Vikings get on the clock at Radio City in May, many see Carr as a suitable fit for the team that finished last year with a 5-10-1 record.

But with Carr impressing in front of watching NFL scouts today (making 56 of 63 throws), and slowly rising up draft boards across the country, the Vikings may miss out even if they plan on taking Carr.

It was reported that in the run up to his pro day the player had met with the Vikings alongside meetings with the Raiders, Titans and Browns so competition for his services my be fierce. 

Question marks have been raised about Carr's arm strength however, and with some reports suggesting he missed a couple of long throws Thursday, the Vikings pair of Spielman and Turner will have left with plenty to consider before firming up their draft board.

Carr finished his final year in college football with 5,082 yards and 50 touchdown plays. 

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