April 3: Anthony Gonzalez, WR, Ohio St.
April 4: Sidney Rice, WR, South Carolina
April 5: Charles Johnson, DE, Georgia
April 8: Steve Smith, WR, USC
April 10: Brandon Meriweather, S, Miami
April 18: Jason Hill, WR, Washington St.
April 19: Tim Crowder, DE, Texas
April 20: Justin Blalock: OG, Texas
April 23: Robert Meachem: WR, Tennessee
Robert Meachem, a junior wide receiver out of Tennessee, is one of the few players that the Vikings invited to visit Winter Park. And it's not hard to see why: he has good hands, a wide receivers' body (6'3, 210lbs), he's fast and he uses his speed on the football field. Of course, all of those qualities should be enough to convince a team to take him in the latter half of the first round, but there are enough questions that it's not unreasonable for the Vikings to think he might still be available in the second round.
And if he's available there, he'll be a steal for the Vikings. Meachem turned in a breakout performance as a junior, and he has all the tools to have similar seasons in the NFL. His 4.4 forty speed was a huge factor at Tennessee, as he was able to use it as a deep threat and after making the catch, especially after using his strength to break tackles. He also utilized a great vertical leap, long arms and good hands while leading the SEC in receiving. The fact he was able to put up those stats against that caliber of competition, facing every kind of coverage from bump and run to zone makes it all the more impressive.
With all of that going for him, it makes it hard to see him still being on the board at #41. His drawbacks, however, are serious enough (and Troy Williamson-y enough) that teams with late first round picks may go elsewhere. The biggest question about Meachem is about his focus. He had a tendency to drop catchable passes due to a lack of concentration. His routes aren't anything to write home about either, and he is still pretty raw.
Are those question marks enough to drop Meachem all the way to #41? It doesn't look like it, seeing as how most mock drafts have him going somewhere in the 20s. There's a reason the Vikings brought him to Winter Park though, so don't be surprised if the questions about his focus and technique, combined with contending teams looking to fill other needs, might just be enough to allow the Vikings to pick up a first round receiver in the second round.