We’ve just gotten the strongest indication yet that the Vikings might be seriously considering bucking conventional wisdom to take a chance on red-flag-flying Florida receiver Percy Harvin: according to the National Football Post, Vikings head coach Brad Childress traveled to Gainsville on Wednesday to meet personally with Harvin, who has been sliding off draft boards right and left since news broke of his failed drug test. Vikings executive Rick Spielman was asked about the meeting Thursday afternoon but refused to confirm it, only saying that it’s normal for teams to send representatives out to meet with players in the days before the draft. Obviously, there is no way of knowing how that meeting went, or what impression Harvin may have made on Childress, or what Childress even hoped to accomplish by making the trip. Maybe he just wanted to score some weed. I can only say that, in recent days, there have been reports of a split inside the Vikings organization over what to do with the #22 pick. Rumor has it that Childress actually prefers Eben Britton, while other coaches are leaning toward Harvin. The only safe conclusion we can come to is that Harvin must still be on the board for the Purple.
7 Days of Draftsmas: Brad Childress Has Personal Meeting With Percy Harvin
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