Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert
It was interesting to note this FoxSports.com story from Alex Marvez, which reports that Minnesota officials conducted a private workout Tuesday with West Virginia quarterback Pat White.
White has gained some draft traction as a possible "Wildcat" quarterback/running back given his athleticism and a 6-foot frame that might not make him an ideal full-time passer. But the Vikings have never displayed a remote interest in the Wildcat formation, and in fact, coach Brad Childress appeared disinterested in the trend as it developed last year. Childress runs a traditional power offense with little to no gimmicks.
According to the report, the Vikings consider White a quarterback/receiver prospect. It's also possible they envision him as a kickoff and punt returner. White could be a less expensive version of Florida receiver Percy Harvin, a potential first-round target for the Vikings.
A workout four days before the draft typically means a team has either serious questions or serious interest in a player and needs another look before finalizing its board ranking. White can certainly make an impact on an NFL offense, but the Vikings would have to make some alterations to their scheme in order to maximize his skills.
Continuing around the NFC North:
The Vikings need immediate impact from their first-round draft pick, writes Sean Jensen of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.
Chicago general manager Jerry Angelo believes the presence of new quarterback Jay Cutler will improve the Bears' receiving corps, according to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Sun-Times.
David Haugh of the Chicago Tribune defends Cutler's night prowling. Haugh: "Cutler is young, single and clearly enjoys being welcomed in this city as a football messiah. So let him. There is nothing illegal about an NFL quarterback being the life of the party, especially in April."
Angelo downplayed the possibility of pursuing receiver Plaxico Burress, according to Bob LeGere of the Daily Herald.
Wake Forest linebacker Aaron Curry said he would be "more than happy" to accept a deal from Detroit that is worth less than what the No. 1 overall pick received in the 2008 draft. That quote and more from Sirius NFL Radio via Nicholas J. Cotsonika of the Detroit Free Press.
Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said he and coach Jim Schwartz will agree on every pick the team makes this weekend. John Niyo of the Detroit News reports.
Mike Vandermause of the Green Bay Press-Gazette runs through the Packers' options with the No. 9 overall pick.