In last months NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings may have made the best choice, when it comes to not passing up on Florida do-it-all receiver, Percy Harvin.
Many will say he is a risk, as far as past behavior incidents and injuries. But many aren't wise as Vikings coach Brad Childress. There were many teams ahead of the Vikings picking at 22 who could use a playmaking receiver or just flat-out offensive speed.
Coach Childress took advantage, and got the missing play-maker the team needs. I mean, anybody who knows the NFL knows that the Vikings had the best record in the NFC North division. So why not bring in "Hall of Fame" Farve to slang the rock to good reliable receivers, Berian, Wade, Rice, and now Percy Harvin?
It's easy, you guys. Farve will be a solid player, unless he fall off like the end of last season. But Harvin makes the offense better without that big -ame quarterback. Tavaris Jackson started in only nine games, in which he was 88 for 149, throwing for 1,056 yards, 9 TDs and two interceptions. Those are neither great nor bad stats, knowing that the league's average is 1,500 yards passing, that he only played 9 games, and that the
Vikings have Adrian Peterson, the league's leading rusher, getting the handoff all game long.
Experts say the West Coast Offense the Vikings are going to run is bad news for AP. He's not going to last long in the league running hard every year to set up the passing game for Tavaris Jackson.
What if the Vikings can solve the problem with a young Percy Harvin? Harvin has been taking snaps and hand-offs from the backfield since his days at Virginia Beach High School Landstown, which he lead to three state championship appearances.
This guy takes pressure off the run because of his speed, or by genius plays designed for him to get the ball some how out of the backfield. You don't think so? He's too small? OK, small, but with ten pounds of added NFL weight, he can be the same size as the Eagles play-maker Brian Westbrook, who is listed at 5'10", 203 pounds. Harvin is profiled as 5'11", 192 pounds, but some list him at 6'0".
So don't tell me he is too small to play the same role he played in college—the role that made him the best player in college. Don't you remember his 113 yards rushing and 110 yards receiving in one game against Vanderbilt in '07? That was a first in Florida player history. I've witnessed him since his high school days. Trust me—he can be a lethal threat on both the ground and on the receiving end against NFL defenders with his speed.
Imagine if Tebow passed to Harvin the whole game. No direct snaps or hand-offs in Urban Meyers playbook for Harvin, just route running. His numbers would be crazy and he would've been the Heisman finalist along with his teammate two years in a row.
But Harvin is a team player. He knows his role as a team playmaker. He wants to win sports world. Something Harvin has always done from his Pop Warner days is win championships. From Landstown High School, to the University of Florida. From the Friday night lights of the Tidewater area, to the packed camera lights of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, from three state championship appearances, to two national titles, Harvin has been and always will be the playmaker.
He may never become rookie of the year, or the face of the NFL, but "Playmaker" Harvin will win a championship in the NFL. As long as he maintains his role. Playmaker!