7 Days of Draftsmas: Vikings Take Percy Harvin With #22 Pick

Whatever Percy Harvin said to Brad Childress during their little parlay late this week obviously impressed the Vikings coach, or at least put to rest any concerns he may have had about Harvin’s character; or maybe the Vikings just liked Harvin so much that they couldn’t resist taking him regardless.  Whatever the case, Percy Harvin has now been drafted by the Vikings, baggage and all.  He seems a slightly odd fit for an offense that isn’t exactly what you’d call up-tempo, but maybe Chilly hopes that, with Harvin’s talent in the fold, that offense can now be re-styled.  There is no denying that Harvin has tools; the only question is, will he be able to stay on the field?  Remember that, after failing the drug test at the combine, he comes into the league with one strike already against him, putting him one more infraction away from a four-game suspension.  It’s the same tightrope the Vikes walked with Jared Allen, but this time the player is nowhere near as proven a commodity on the field.  Let’s hope Chilly and Rick Spielman know what they’re doing with this kid, who has headache written all over him.

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  • All Day 28

    Harvin will translate to instant offense and a saftey valve for whoever our QB is, he can go deep or catch 5 to 10 yard dink and dunk pass’es and turn them huge, especially on the astroturf. He will start making the defense’s become honest by not stacking the line with 8 and 9 man fronts which will allow Adrian to run wild. My hat goes off too Ziggy, Spielman, and Chilly for having the guts to take a risk. We all knew Peterson was a huge risk with his injury concerns, but i think we have gotten past that. Smoking a lil pot ,  big deal that will be handled. Yall know players do worse things that smoke alil hash all the time. This is who i wanted, i was interested too see if Maclin slipped to us if they would have pulled the trigger on him or still gone Harvin

  • Mike

    Harvin was the number riskiest player in the draft based on character.  He will start his NFL career in the substance program.  Childress will take a beating if he can’t control this guy.  I thought the Bengals were the best match for Harvin.

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  • http://myspace.com/cudjoe1 John Cudjoe

    percy harvin will be very outstanding on the vikings offense. With him, Berrian, Rice, Peterson, and Tavaris, Speed will not be a problem. The vikings have fast players and should use the wildcat formation a lot. Defenses would have no idea wether peterson or harvin was getting the ball. It could be used for play actions too, leaving Berrian or Sidney wide open. With run blocker Phil Loadholt on the line, A.P should hit 2000 yards this season. And on defense, our defensive line is gonna be very solid. Williamses, Allen, and between Edwards, Robinson, Udeze. With E.J Henderson back, our linebacker core should be solid also.
    (3-4 defense, with Jasper Brinkley and E.J Henderson.) With Tyrell Johnson and Maudieu Williams in the backfield pass coverage will not be a problem. And with cedrick griffin, and Karl Paymah (notice i did not put winfields name becuase speed is very important as a corner back, and he doesn’t have great speed) recievers should have a tough time trying to get open. 2009 NFC Champions, The MINNESOTA VIKINGS.