MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Social media can be a huge benefit and also a great deterrent when it comes to finding the right players for an NFL team.

With the NFL Draft coming in May, teams got a first-hand look at several professional prospects at the recent NFL combine workouts. There’s also an interview process, and now social media accounts for players are also under the microscope as much as anything else.

Many professional athletes and draft hopefuls are on Twitter. Some use it for inspirational purposes, and others divulge personal information whether we want it to see it or not. Recent Twitter posts from draft prospects are putting some NFL teams on edge, including the Vikings. The team has as many as eight athletes “red flagged” as players they wouldn’t take in the NFL Draft because of they have posted on Twitter.

Mike Freeman and Jeff Pearlman joined Jim Rome on CBSSports.com to dissect the issue at which athletes are the central focus.

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