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Minnesota Vikings Select WR Greg Childs With 134th Pick In 2012 NFL Draft

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After taking one receiver from Arkansas earlier in the fourth round, the Minnesota Vikings have followed up with another Razorbacks wideout.

With the 134th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, their second of two compensatory picks, the Vikings have selected Arkansas wide receiver Greg Childs.

Childs is a much bigger receiver than Wright, measuring in at 6'3" and about 220 pounds. He has some durability issues, having torn a patella tendon in 2010 and having some injury struggles in 2011 as well. He's a bit of a surprising pick this high, and this might be the first pick the team has made thus far that I'm not a huge fan of. But, the Vikings obviously have a plan for him, so we'll have to see how things work out.

The book on Childs is that he shows good ability to catch the ball in traffic and has better than average top-end speed. It will be interesting to see where he fits with the Vikings. But, he is the bigger receiver that Vikings fans were hoping for, even if it wasn't exactly the guy some might have wanted.