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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10/26/14 - WR Percy Harvin had an eventful debut with the Jets on Sunday, when he had three catches for 22 yards, four carries for 28 yards and six kickoff returns for 144 yards in a 43-23 loss to the Bills. Harvin gave the crowd at MetLife Stadium by taking back the opening kickoff 35 yards to the Jets' 30-yard-line and had 22 yards rushing on the Jets' second touchdown drive of the second quarter. However, he was also the intended target on the first of quarterback Geno Smith's three first quarter interceptions, was twice tackled before the 20-yard-line on kickoffs that he took out of the end zone. He also had two receptions for 32 yards negated by penalties on a third quarter possession. Harvin, whom the Jets acquired from the Seattle Seahawks on Oct. 17, has 25 catches for 155 yards and 15 rushes for 130 yards and a touchdown between the two teams.
10/22/14 - WR Percy Harvin was officially acquired by the Jets on Saturday. News of the trade broke Friday afternoon but the deal wasn't consummated until Harvin passed a physical. At the time of the trade, Harvin led the Seahawks with 22 catches but had just 133 receiving yards and no touchdowns. His 6.0 yards per catch was the lowest figure among qualifying receivers. He also had 11 rushes for 92 yards and a touchdown. Harvin, who has played in just 47 out of a possible 85 games as a pro, has 303 catches for 3,452 yards and 20 touchdowns. He's also rushed 118 times for 775 yards and five touchdowns while bringing back five kickoffs for touchdowns.
10/18/14 - WR Percy Harvin was traded from the Seattle Seahawks to the New York Jets Friday for a conditional pick in the 2015 draft. Harvin was the Seahawks' most dynamic offensive playmaker, leading the team with 22 receptions for 133 yards this season to go along with 11 carries for 92 yards. However, he has yet to post more than 60 receiving yards in a game this season
There were reports that Harvin wore out his welcome in Seattle, where he continued to be constantly injured -- as he was previously in Minnesota -- but perhaps more because his presence detracted from the team's tough guy, Beast Mode, offensive mentality on the field. Off the field, there were reports of confrontations in the locker room and the Seattle Times cited an instance where Harvin reportedly gave former teammate Golden Tate a black eye before the Super Bowl and cut the chin of teammate Doug Baldwin during a fight this preseason. He sat out Wednesday's practice listed as non -injury, then was listed with a thigh injury Thursday and returned to limited practice Friday, just before the team traded him and just after Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said he expected Harvin to play this Sunday. He just didn't say for which team.
10/16/14 - WR Percy Harvin (thigh) was added to the injury report and did not practice Thursday. Harvin had been listed as out on Wednesday but designated as non-injury related. Harvin also missed practice a week ago Thursday due to the thigh.
10/12/14 - WR Percy Harvin was a couple of penalties away from a huge performance on Monday Night Football last week, but he couldn't blame the refs for Sunday's quiet performance. Harvin carried the ball three times for minus-1 yards and caught three passes for zero total yards. The only time he got across the line of scrimmage came on a five-yard reception after a Seattle fumble recovery in Dallas territory.