2009 Scouting Report: Better Know a Draft Prospect: Percy Harvin, WR, Florida

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I believe it says something about Percy Harvin's role at UF that I listed him as a WR and SBN's player index has him as a running back. Harvin's pure atheltic talent can't be denied. I believe he had just as much to do with UF winning last year's national title at Tebow. However, the question we all must ask ourselves is how does his game translate to the Pro level.

The player many see Harvin as being closest is Reggie Bush. We all remember how Bush was a can't miss guy who would set the world on fire. When Bush starts next season, he will have amased 3149 total career yards and 20 career touchdowns.

Harvin also played in Florida's spread offense, which may have masked his weaknesses and put him behind the curve on other essentials. However, what is the risk vs the reward.

 

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Percy Harvin: By the numbers

At A Glance
Position 1:  WR/Returner Height:  5'11
Position 2:  Running Back
Weight:192
Class:  Junior Age:  22
Projected Round: 1

 40time:  4.41

Harvin's gifts as an athlete are undeniable. However, one thing the table doesn't show is Harvin's injury history. Harvin never made it through a full season in Hogtown and that has to be a concern.

According To The Experts

Positives

Mocking The Draft: Harvin possesses possibly the best first step off the line not only in this draft class, but of the last several years. He's explosive off the snap, which allows him to immediately get open on slants routes. Harvin bursts into and out of his cuts with an strong plant foot. Coaches said he is a strong competitor with great work ethic

FF Toolbox: Harvin can run under 4.3 in the 40 and he is just as elusive as he is fast. Anytime he touches the ball he has touchdown potential, regardless of where he is on the football field.

NFL Spot: First and foremost you have to talk about Harvin's speed. Harvin may be the fastest prospect in this years class. Along with being fast, Harvin is highly athletic and can change directions like the wind.

 

Negatives

Mocking The Draft: Harvin might be good at a lot of different things, but a master of none. He might not be able to be relied on as a true No. 1 receiver and is far too slender to regularly carry the ball as a running back. Has a long history of injury problems.

FF Toolbox: The knock on Harvin, of course, is his size. He stands just 5'11'' and 195 pounds, so it remains to be seen how he will deal with bigger, stronger cornerbacks at the next level

NFL Spot: Harvin has a history of injuries, so durability is a concern. Harvin was not your classic type receiver, so things like route running are going to need some work. Harvin also isn't quite as big as you would like

Why Should Percy Harvin Be a Jaguar

Just as I said about Jeremy Maclin, Harvin would be a tremendous assett to the team. He would provide a legitimate home run threat. In addition, he could potentially be able to team up with MJD in the backfield. Harvin has great character and work ethic, the magic words for Emperor Smith.

-John

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