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Got curious about Jerick McKinnon and....




For some reason he reminds me of Percy Harvin. I'm not saying he IS Harvin but he certainly has impressive physical credentials. Harvin was primarily a receiver but did successfully execute a number of plays out of the backfield. McKinnon's experience is primarily backfield (QB/RB) and although he is not a receiver has expressed confidence in his ability to do so. Compare their combine stats:

PH: ht 71" / vert jump 37.5"; hands 9 3/8" / arm length 31 5/8"; 40 yd 4.41, BP (225lbs) 19 reps.

JM: ht 69" / vert jump 40.5"; hands 8 5/8" / arm length 30 1/4"; 40 yd 4.35, BP (225lbs) 32 reps!

My point is the unheralded Mckinnon could become a potent "stealth" weapon in the overall offense and would seem to have great potential as a punt/kickoff returner. Especially in the suddenly potent, offensive coaching environment I think he could blossom into a talent that was largely unexploited in Georgia. The Viking coaching staff has envisaged Darren Sproles as a point of comparison. That is well and good. But Harvin was here and gives me a bit more to hang my hat on comparatively.

This FanPost was created by a registered user of The Daily Norseman, and does not necessarily reflect the views of the staff of the site. However, since this is a community, that view is no less important.

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