The Ideal Sitdown Conversation with Percy Harvin of the Minnesota Vikings

Mark RemmeContributor IMay 21, 2009

TALLAHASSEE, FL - NOVEMBER 29:  Receiver Percy Harvin #1 of the Florida Gators takes a direct snap and runs for a touchdown  against the Florida State Seminoles at Bobby Bowden Field at Doak Campbell Stadium on November 29, 2008 in Tallahassee, Florida.  The Gators defeated the Seminoles 45-15.  (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

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?

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— 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?