3 former Vikings players who could come back at a new position

(Photo by Tom Dahlin/Getty Images) Percy Harvin
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Despite the fact that he was typically one of the smallest players out on the field during his time in the NFL, Percy Harvin never shied away from making contact with his opponents.

Harvin wasn’t a guy who would race out of bounds to avoid a hit with an oncoming defender. Instead, he’d put on the breaks to avoid stepping out of bounds so that he could try and run over the guys that were trying to bring him down.

This fearlessness is probably part of why Harvin was so injury-prone during his final years in the league. But this characteristic of his would also come in handy if he were to switch to a position on the defensive side of the ball.

Believe it or not, Harvin is still only 33-years-old, so he could still have a few good seasons of football left in him. In fact, around this time last year, there was actually a report that the former Vikings receiver was interested in making a comeback to the NFL.

Harvin could probably still succeed as a wide receiver, but if he wanted to be the one to deliver the hits, then a switch to safety might be something for him to consider.

At his size (5-foot-11, 200 pounds), some might think he would be better suited to be a cornerback if he were to switch to defense. But as a safety, he would be able to use the physicality of his game and deliver some bone-crushing hits to opposing players (think Andrew Sendejo, but with talent).