The Vikings add another Arkansas WR in the 4th round with the selection of Greg Childs. Childs grew up with Jarius Wright, the other 4th round WR drafted by the Vikings. They also attended high school and college together. By drafting Childs, the Vikings get a big athletic possession wide receiver that can play on the outside. He adds size to a receiving core that contains a lot of smaller, slot-type wide receivers. In his four years at Arkansas he had 133 receptions for 2,066 yards and 15 touchdowns. He suffered a complete tear of the Patella tendon in October 2010 which required surgery. In his senior season he only caught 21 passes for 240 yds and no scores, the main reason being he returned from surgery after only 6 months when the typical recovery time is 18 months. Childs could be a hidden gem if he can continue to improve from his knee injury. Check out some of Childs’ strengths and weaknesses.

Strengths

Uses size to create space in short game

Effective at running the fade route and using sideline to his advantage

Can make any catch within his large radius

Weaknesses

Slower speed on longer routes

Not a deep threat

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