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Sinkfield dabbles as a defensive back
Sinkfield made an impression during Minnesota’s training camp last summer with his blazing speed.
Now the former Vikings wide receiver is hoping that translates to the other side of the ball.
Sinkfield was one of 12 people to work out Monday morning on the campus of the University of Minnesota for the Gophers Pro Day.
And while he ran routes and did wide receiver drills, he also tried his hand at cornerback drills.
“It was my first time doing some (defensive back) drills in front of some scouts, so I just wanted to show them that I can play DB, too,? Sinkfield said. “I’ve been a receiver for a couple of years, but I’m transitioning to that.
“The more you can do (is helpful),? he added.
Sinkfield said he was a cornerback growing up and in high school but switched to wide receiver at the University of Northern Iowa.
The 26-year-old Minnesota native said he hopes the versatility will attract NFL teams. He showed off his speed Monday, as he said he was told he ran the 40-yard dash in the 4.3-second range.
“Whatever they want to bring me in as, that’s what my focus would be,? Sinkfield said. “But as far as training and all that, I’m doing receiver and cornerback work.
“I’m a free agent now and I’m just trying to get signed,? he later added.
Sinkfield was one of the last players to get cut during training camp and eventually joined the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League. He had 16 catches for 297 yards and three touchdowns in seven games.
He said his time with the Vikings in Mankato was more than beneficial to his game.
“I learned a lot,? Sinkfield said. “There was great coaching, and it was a great opportunity to go out there.?
So far he is still trying to land a job.