Debating Points: How Can The Vikings Fix Wideout Situation If Harvin Gets Traded?

Photo taken by Larry French/Getty Images
Photo taken by Larry French/Getty Images

Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin is electric. However, he and the Vikings have polarized ideas regarding a possible new contract. If he is not in Minnesota purple and gold in 2013 and beyond, what should Minnesota do?

The Minnesota Vikings certainly have a playmaker in WR Percy Harvin. He can catch, take handoffs, and return kicks. However, due to a foggy contract situation, Harvin may be shipped elsewhere.

Many teams would benefit from acquiring Harvin. If the Vikes do ship the former Florida Gator, they will have a gaping hole at wide receiver.

They would need to acquire not one but two wideouts with solid talent and potential.

Photo taken by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images
Photo taken by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

If Harvin leaves, the Vikes should draft WR Ryan Swope in the second round, or trade back into the late first and snag the Texas A&M wideout. He ran a 4.34 40-yard dash at last month’s Scouting Combine, and is a powerful slot receiver with immense potential.

After finding a slot man, they should acquire a split end/flanker type wideout. WR Greg Jennings fits the mold, and he would possess the opportunity to seek revenge versus his former Green Bay Packers twice every season.

Swope and Jennings would at least alleviate some pressure off of RB Adrian Peterson and QB Christian Ponder. They would form a productive tandem, and would fill Harvin’s shoes.

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