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USA TODAY Sports Minnesota Vikings’ general manager Rick Spielman speaks during a press conference during the 2014 NFL Combine on Thursday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Spielman, Vikings focusing ‘heavily on the draft’

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INDIANAPOLIS — The early days of the latest general manager-coach relationship were eye-opening as much as refreshing.

For the ninth time in franchise history, the Minnesota Vikings have a first-time first-year coach, but Mike Zimmer’s experience is standing out at the team’s Eden Prairie facility.

In his first days on the job, the well-respected but demanding Zimmer had broken down on film the player traits he wants at every position.

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