INDIANAPOLIS —There was a Minnesota flavor on Saturday morning as wide receivers went through on-field drills at the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine.
Jake Wieneke was one of almost four dozen wide receivers to go through position drills in Indianapolis, but he was the only one with ties to the Twin Cities.
The Maple Grove native is coming off a standout career at South Dakota State in which he is the school and Missouri Valley Football Conference career record holder in receptions (288), receiving yards (5,157) and receiving touchdowns (59).
Wieneke was named to at least one All-American team all four years of college, and was a First-Team All-Missouri Valley Football Conference player each season for the Jackrabbits.
"It's a lot of fun to be here. I dreamt growing up about going to the combine, so to be here is surreal," Wieneke said. "You see so many great athletes and a lot of coaches, so it's been fun.
"Just show them who I am and be comfortable this week," Wieneke added of his goals. "They asked me a lot about my strengths and weaknesses and what I can bring to the table in the league."
Wieneke was one of Minnesota's top wide receivers when he played for Maple Grove High School. He was a First-Team All-State selection and Mr. Football finalist after recording 68 receptions for 1,330 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior.
And Wieneke was plenty fond of his hometown team.
"Loved the Vikings. Watched them all the time, and it was fun to watch them this year, too," Wieneke said. "[I grew up watching] Randy Moss and Cris Carter … I loved Randy Moss and watching him play.
"I tried to imitate them in the backyard," Wieneke added.
Here are top performers from Saturday's on-field workouts:
Combine position record: John Ross, Washington, 4.22 seconds in 2017
- D.J. Chark, LSU, 4.34 seconds
- Marquez Valdes-Scantling, South Florida, 4.37
T3. Antonio Callaway, Florida, 4.41
T3. Robert Foster, Alabama, 4.41
- D.J. Moore, Maryland, 4.42
Bench press (225 pounds)
Combine position record: Brooks Foster, North Carolina, 27 reps in 2009
- Ka'Raun White, West Virginia, 24 reps
- Anthony Miller, Memphis, 22
- J'Mon Moore, Missouri, 21
T4. Christian Kirk, Texas A&M, 20
T4. Equanimeous St. Brown, Notre Dame, 20
Combine position record: Chris Conley, Georgia, 11 feet, 7 inches in 2015
- D.J. Moore, Maryland, 11-0
T2. Tre'Quan Smith, Central Florida, 10-10
T2. Dylan Cantrell, Texas Tech, 10-10
T4. D.J. Chark, LSU, 10-9
T4. Jester Weah, Pittsburgh, 10-9
Combine position record: Chris Conley, Georgia, 45 inches in 2015
- D.J. Chark, LSU, 40 inches
- D.J. Moore, Maryland, 39.5
- Dylan Cantrell, Texas Tech, 38.5
T4. Allen Lazard, Iowa State, 38
T4. J'Mon Moore, Missouri, 38
T4. Jester Weah, Pittsburgh, 38
Combine position record: Jeffrey Maehl, Oregon, 6.42 seconds in 2011
T1. Dylan Cantrell, Texas Tech, 6.56 seconds
T1. J'Mon Moore, Missouri, 6.56
- Courtland Sutton, SMU, 6.57
- Simmie Cobbs, Indiana, 6.70
- Deon Cain, Clemson, 6.71
Combine position record: Brandin Cooks, Oregon State, 3.81 seconds in 2014
- Dylan Cantrell, Texas Tech, 4.03 seconds
- J'Mon Moore, Missouri, 4.04
- D.J. Moore, Maryland, 4.07
- Courtland Sutton, SMU, 4.11
T5. Keke Coutee, Texas, Tech 4.15
T5. DaeSean Hamilton, Penn State, 4.15
Combine position record: Shelton Gibson, West Virginia, 10.71 seconds in 2017
- Dylan Cantrell, Texas Tech, 10.85
- Courtland Sutton, SMU, 11.06
- D.J. Moore, Maryland, 11.18
- Simmie Cobbs, Indiana, 11.20
- Trey Quinn, SMU, 11.40
There are two days of on-field drills remaining at the combine. Defensive linemen and linebackers hit the field Sunday, and defensive backs are in the final group on Monday.