SI’s Peter King offers his expert opinions on the Vikings‘ draft:
Percy Harvin needs the best babysitter in the great north woods. Brad Childress‘ fate may rest with whether Harvin keeps his head on straight … Phil Loadholt, the biggest, baddest tackle on the board, also has NFL people who don’t trust him to be an Eagle Scout, but he should walk onto the team as the starting right tackle.
I can’t remember the last time the Vikings took two guys on day one who were such iffy propositions. Oh wait, I can: a few years ago when they took Ryan Cook and Tarvaris Jackson in the second round. Obviously, neither of those guys sparked big character worries like Harvin, but both were raw, and neither have really worked out that well. I do like that we were willing to roll the dice on these new guys though. They are both physically gifted and if they pan out you could have Pro Bowlers on your hands. I just hope Childress hasn’t over-estimated his psychology skills.