As a wide receiver at the University of Florida, Percy Harvin dazzled the Southeastern Conference and developed into one of the more dynamic offensive threats in college football.
Now he’s a member of the Minnesota Vikings, where he’ll again try to establish himself as that diverse playmaker at the NFL level. Here is a list of questions for Harvin I’d like to ask him in an interview setting.
— You were viewed as one of the most feared offensive threats in college football at Florida. What made you so dangerous in a notoriously hard-hitting conference like the SEC?
— Can that same game-breaking ability translate immediately to the NFL?
— It’s Draft day. You’re slipping down the first charts in the first round. What’s going through your mind?
— Were you confident the Vikings would take you with the 22nd pick?
— Your critics addressed your size and character as two concerns prior to the draft. What would you say to those critics to make them think otherwise?
— On the day of the team’s first minicamp, you reportedly were missing due to dehydration suffered on the trip north. What happened on that trip?
— What was going through your mind when that happened?
— This Vikings offense has one of the most dynamic players in the league in its backfield. How excited are you to play alongside Adrian Peterson?
— Do you have any personal goals for the 2009 season?
— How about team goals? Where do you see the Vikings finishing realistically this year?
— Take me through the pre-draft process. What was the most difficult thing you had to do between that national championship win at Florida and standing on the podium in New York?
— Is there a difference in your offseason preparation between the college and NFL ranks?
— Describe your relationship with Brad Childress and how you view his leadership of this team.
— Take me through a typical offseason day in the life of Percy Harvin.
— Being an East Coast guy, what is most stereotypically Minnesotan: Ice fishing, hockey or the Midwestern accent?
— What will you most likely try during your time here: Ice fishing, hockey or acquiring a Midwestern accent?
— Last question: What does it mean to you knowing you’ve made it to the NFL?