Why Percy Harvin Should Be the Minnesota Vikings Third-Down Back

June 28, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Minnesota Vikings should determine which position last year's NFL ROY Percy Harvin should play to best utilize his big play potential.
Slot receiver?
Third down scat back?
Split-end receiver?
Feature running back?
Of course, he is also a leading kick off returner.
Harvin excelled at both running back and wide receiver in college.
It is clear, after comparing his physical attributes to the top third down scat backs in Reggie Bush and Kevin Faulk, slot receiver Wes Welker, split-end Steve Smith and feature running back Chris Johnson, that Harvin has the potential to play all of those positions in the NFL.
Last year, Harvin caught 60 balls for 790 yards, mainly in the slot, and also ran 15 times for 135 yards or nine yards per carry in a limited role at running back.
He could likely also play split-end and maybe even feature running back if the Vikings didn’t have Bernard Berrian and Sidney Rice as the two big play wide receivers and ...

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