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Percy Harvin
SELECTED BY: Vikings Round 1 (22)
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11-May, 193
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BIOGRAPHY: "Two-year starter who also saw extensive action with the first team as a true freshman. All-Conference selection the past two years and named as an All-American in 2008, when he led Florida in receiving posting 40/644/7 and finished second in rushing with 70/660/10. Sophomore receiving totals included 59/858/4, with 83/764/2 carrying the ball. Made an impact as a true freshman with receiving totals of 34/427/2."

POSITIVES: "Explosive, big play ball-handler who impacts games in a variety of ways. Plays with tremendous quickness, balance, and body control. Easily adjusts to the errant throw, and effortlessly reaches back to make the reception at full speed without breaking stride. Possesses strong hands and displays the ability to pull the fastball from the air. Looks the pass in, makes the reception away from his frame, and effectively uses his body to shield away defenders or protect the pass. Runs low to the ground, beats defenders into the open field, and can run to daylight. Follows blocks handling the ball, eludes defenders, and possesses the ability to create his own yardage. Has a stout build and shows surprising power carrying the ball. Consistently keeps the play in bounds, and runs north-south to pick up yardage. Gives effort as a blocker. Does an outstanding job picking up yardage running after the reception."

NEGATIVES: "Loses out battling large defensive backs. Is a talented receiver, yet he may not be a true #1 wideout in the NFL. Known to have an explosive personality, which has caused him problems in the past. Has had durability issues throughout college."

ANALYSIS: "Harvin is a multi-purpose skill player who possesses great speed and the ability to score from any point on the field. He can be used in a variety of roles, and a creative offensive coordinator will find ways to get him the ball as a receiver or running reverses. Harvin also has potential as a return specialist, which only adds to his value. He has the ability to be a big-time player at the next level if he can stay healthy, focus on the team, and stay under control at all times."

PROJECTION: Second Round

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