Post-Draft Outlook:BEST PICK: It's certainly a risky pick, but Harvin adds a dynamic to a Vikings offense that has enough potential to make it one of the most dangerous in the NFL. That's especially true if either Tarvaris Jackson or Sage Rosenfels can put together a good season at quarterback. In addition to being a very dangerous catch-and-run receiver out of the slot, Harvin also could line up in the "Wildcat" and will be used on returns. His presence means that it isn't going to be as easy for opposing defenses to put eight men in the box in order to try and stop Adrian Peterson. A closer look at the Vikings' picks: Round 1/22 -- Percy Harvin, WR, 5-11, 184, Florida...Despite character and injury issues that surrounded the ultra-talented Harvin, the Vikings were enamored with his talent. The Vikings also did extensive background work on Harvin, who reportedly tested positive for marijuana in February at the NFL Scouting Combine. Coach Brad Childress visited Harvin in Florida last week before signing off on the decision to make the pick. - by The Sports Xchange
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01/25/14 - WR Percy Harvin was listed as a full participant in practice all week as he is on track to play in the Super Bowl for what would be just his third game all season. He missed the NFC title game against the 49ers after suffering a concussion in the divisional round against the Saints.
01/23/14 - WR Percy Harvin, who missed the San Francisco game with a concussion, was a full participant in Thursday's practice, another sign that he should be able to play in the Super Bowl, as coach Pete Carroll has earlier said is the expectation.
01/22/14 - WR Percy Harvin, who missed the San Francisco game with a concussion, was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, another sign that he should be able to play in the Super Bowl, as coach Pete Carroll has earlier said is the expectation.
01/21/14 - WR Percy Harvin didn't play against the 49ers but is expected to practice this week and play in the Super Bowl. Harvin missed the 49ers game with a concussion suffered against the Saints in the divisional playoff game.
01/17/14 - The Seattle Seahawks reached the NFC Championship Game with only a very minor contribution from wide receiver Percy Harvin, and if they are to reach Super Bowl XLVIII they will need to beat the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday without their prized offseason acquisition.
Harvin suffered a concussion during last week's victory over the New Orleans Saints, only the second game he played in all season following offseason hip surgery, and coach Pete Carroll said Friday that Harvin has not been cleared to face the 49ers.
"He will not make it back for this game," Carroll said Friday. "He did not make it through the concussion protocol. I'm super disappointed for Percy. I know how much he wants to play."
Harvin suffered the concussion while trying to make a catch in the end zone during the first half last week and did not return to the game.