Tony Pauline of SI.com (his name always makes me think of the song “Johnny Hit and Run Pauline” by X) is not only not very high on second-tier receiver prospects Percy Harvin, Kenny Britt and Hakeem Nicks, but actually thinks there’s a chance all three will drop out of the first round entirely. Pauline refers specifically to the “personality issues” afflicting Mr. Harvin, a man the Vikings have reportedly taken a long hard look at, and could still have on their draft board despite reports that he failed a drug test at the combine. Draft wonk Pauline even went so far as to call Harvin the “receiver version of Reggie Bush.” In other words, a bust waiting to happen.
Memo to Mr. Harvin: Kim Kardashian has lots of sisters.
I personally would still consider Harvin: he has loads of talent, and there are plenty of guys who are red flagged over character issues who turn out to be just fine when they hit the pros; plus, it’s not like you’re spending a #2 overall pick on Harvin like the Saints did on Bush. That being said, I stand by my assertion that offensive tackle is the priority, and if Eben Britton is there, then the Vikes better damn well take him. Britt and Nicks don’t really impress me either way.