Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin is in attendance this week at OTAs, however he is not participating in drills. Harvin is coming off of shoulder surgery in April (to remove bone spurs), and is not quite ready for all physical activities.
So should Vikings fans be concerned?
At this point I would say, absolutely not. First and foremost, it’s only May. Secondly, it was a minorly invasive procedure, so that in itself should put the fans’ minds at ease. Harvin and the Vikings are taking things easy, and not rushing anything, which is the right call. Harvin will be 100% much sooner than later, and certainly well before the start of the 2012 season.
2012 figures to be a very important year in the career of Percy Harvin. He is now a veteran on the young Vikings offense, and this season should be his year to establish himself as a legitimate top tier receiver in the NFL.
I’ve always maintained that Harvin is not a true No. 1 wide out. His size and skill set just don’t fit the mold of a top guy. Now that being said, it doesn’t mean he’s not the Vikings No. 1 receiver. By default, Harvin is indeed that guy, whether I like it or not.
Newly signed WR Jerome Simpson however, has the potential to be the true No. 1 for the purple and gold next season. He will be suspended for the first three games, but upon his return, he should be lined up on the outside, and become one of, if not the team’s top receiver.
Regardless of where everyone lines up, the receiver corps is unquestionably improved from the 2011 squad. I hope that Harvin proves me wrong, and shows that he is indeed a No. 1 guy.