Greg Childs to Vikings: Video Highlights, Scouting Report and Analysis

Field YatesCorrespondent IIIApril 28, 2012

AUBURN - OCTOBER 16:  Wide receiver Greg Childs #85 of the Arkansas Razorbacks makes a reception and runs for a touchdown in the fourth quarter during the game against the Auburn Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium on October 16, 2010 in Auburn, Alabama.  The Tigers beat the Razorbacks 65-43.  (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)
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Greg Childs' impact was felt early on in his Arkansas career, as he saw extensive playing time starting as a true freshman. His combination of size and speed allowed him to blossom into a primary target in Bobby Petrino's high-powered Razorbacks offense as a sophomore and junior, although a 2010 major patellar tendon injury curtailed his production for the balance of his career.

The big-framed receiver (6'3", 219 pounds) showed during his pro day that, when healthy, he stacks up with nearly every over receiver from an athleticism standpoint in this draft. Counting on his health is an inherent risk, but one that presents an intriguing reward.

Combine Results:  40-Yard Dash: 4.5 seconds. Bench Press: 19 reps. Broad Jump: 125.0". Vertical Jump: 36.5"

Pro Day: Childs made his pre-draft money by wowing at his Arkansas pro day, recording a 4.41 40, 40.5" vertical jump, and 127" broad jump. 

From his profile on NFL.com:

Childs understands how to use his body in the short game to create enough space to be effective. He builds up his speed throughout the route but is good to battle with corners underneath when trying to work slant and drive routes to gain position. He isn't a physical player, but he will use his big frame to shield when necessary. When running the fade route, he understands how to use the sideline to his advantage. He can make any catch within his large radius and is good to torque his body when running in-phase.    

 

If healthy and placed in the right offense, Childs could develop into a consistent starter and vertical threat.

Pick Analysis 

Hard to argue with a Top-100, SEC-experienced athlete for the bottom of the fourth round.