It hasn’t been a great couple of days for Hakeem Nicks, the North Carolina wide receiver some see as a target for the Vikings with their 22nd overall pick. First it came out that Hakeem had scored a rather embarrassing 11 on the Wonderlic…and now scouts are said to be disappointed in the direction Hakeem’s fitness went after he tweaked a hammy at the combine. Okay, let’s not mince words: dude got fat. Scouts giving him the once-over at North Carolina Pro Day discovered he’d gained 14 pounds in just a few weeks (some reports have it as high as 16). Said one bemused scout:
He looked like a fat tight end not a lean receiver. . . . He’s got to have a weight problem. This is the most important few months of his life and he gains a ton of weight. I don’t get it. Many scouts and coaches went away very disappointed.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve now learned as much as I ever need to know about Hakeem Nicks. I really hope the Vikings do not draft this guy. I hope they cross him off their draft board, shred every piece of paper they have on him and burn all their tape of him. This guy’s throwing up more red flags than the testers at a red flag factory.