The Vikings, especially in recent years, have coveted athletes, and current players such as Adrian Peterson, Cordarrelle Patterson, Everson Griffen and Anthony Barr come to mind. But which current Vikings players fared the best in some of the major combine drills? Some answers may surprise you.

• Bench press: Nose tackle Linval Joseph pumped out 39 reps on the bench in 2010, tied for the 10th most since 2006. He was drafted by the Giants in the second round and signed here last year.

• Vertical jump: Running back Jerick McKinnon was a workout warrior at last year's combine, finishing as a top performer at his position in most of the events. One of those was the vertical jump. He leapt 40.5 inches, tied for fifth among all players. Cornerback Xavier Rhodes also jumped 40.5 inches back in 2012. Peterson measured 38.5 inches in the vertical jump in 2007 — ridiculous considering he wasn't fully healthy after breaking his collarbone..

• Broad jump: Cornerback Josh Robinson jumped 11 feet and one inch in 2012, which ranked second among all players that year.

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