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J.T. Barrett Reportedly Met With Minnesota Vikings

Four Minnesota Vikings helmets sitting on the field.

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN - MAY 3: Helmets belonging to the Minnesota Vikings are seen during a rookie minicamp on May 3, 2012 at Winter Park in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Barrett met with an NFL team.

Most NFL scouts believe that former Ohio State star quarterback J.T. Barrett is a borderline draft prospect. If he's drafted, it likely won't be until Day 3.

That being said, we've seen late-round players have incredible success at the NFL level. Tom Brady and Antonio Brown come to mind.

Barrett is ready to take the next step of his career. Nearly two weeks ago, the former Ohio State star played in the East-West Shrine game to showcase his skills.

NFL scouts were in attendance and finally got to see Barrett up close and in-person. During the game Barrett was seen talking to staffers from the Green Bay Packers.

According to Walter Football, he also met with another team from the NFC North. The Minnesota Vikings.

The Vikings seem pretty set at quarterback. Case Keenum starred for Minnesota this season, but is an impending free agent. Sam Bradford and Teddy Bridgewater make up the rest of the Vikings' quarterback room.

If there a space for Barrett? He'll have to improve on his accuracy and has limited arm strength, which could prompt a fall for Barrett on during draft weekend.

Barrett threw for 3,053 yards and 35 touchdowns with nine interceptions this past season. He led the Buckeyes to a Big Ten title and a Cotton Bowl victory over USC.