Vikings Add A Playmaker And A Troublemaker

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The Vikings selected Percy Harvin with the #22 overall pick today.  Harvin is thought to have top ten talent, but also comes into this draft as the prospect with the most baggage.  The Harvin pick probably would’ve been easier to swallow for Vikings fans if offensive tackle Michael Oher hadn’t still been available.  Oher got selected with the very next pick.

Harvin will no doubt add a certain amount of explosiveness to an offense that has been rather one-dimensional for about 5 years now.  His skills in the open field will not only make him a good option at reciever, but will also be an option as a change of pass running back and possibly a dangerous return man.

There will be much debate for the next couple of years as to whether or not this was the right pick to make, but I think I can speak for all Vikings fans when I say that I hope this guy stays healthy and out of trouble, and can be as successful at finding the end zone as he was in college.

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2 Responses to “Vikings Add A Playmaker And A Troublemaker”

  1. marcus says:

    would have loved to see a big o line mauler
    but harvin—randy moss come to mind??
    lets see what kazoo can do with him.

  2. greatpacho says:

    The Vikings got a bonafide play-maker on Saturday there is no doubt about it.

    And while everyone knows about his running ability and the speed, few people seem to know that the kid has incredible hands too. Though he ended up playing taking a lot of hand-offs and direct snaps, Percy made a number of eye-popping catches, over cornerbacks, just off the turf, all the grabs that you need in a top tier wide out. And people also forget that Harvin was getting injured either because he had a chronic heel condition (which has been fixed) or because he was being criminally over-used by Dan Mullen. Harvin should be able to stay healthy and I predict will develop into a Steve Smith caliber wideout for the Vikes.

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