Tag Archive: Greg Childs

 Apparently Christian Ponder has been extremely excited about the drafting of LT Matt Kalil, USC, everyday since the Thursday night’s draft.

 Ponder told Andrew Siciliano of NFL Network in an interview that he can see himself growing old in the NFL, with apparently Kalil at his side (presumably his left side). This would be great news for the Vikings who haven’t had a young QB/LT tandem in recent memory, where both players were talented (sorry T-Jack). Continue reading


Photo of the Night: Rookie Camp begins

 We mentioned earlier that rookie camp is underway. The Vikings brought it an astounding 71 players, talk about competition. So far Matt Kalil and Harrison Smith have looked good, which should be expected as they are first round picks. Another guy that has impressed, according to Mike Wobschall of Vikings.com, is 5th round pick Robert Blanton. The Vikings have made no secret that Blanton will get a shot at safety so this could be great news to a team that had poor safety play just a year ago. Check out Smith, Kalil and rookie wide receiver Greg Childs in their new numbers. Continue reading

 The Minnesota Vikings came away from the 2012 NFL Draft with 10 new players. Not all players are guaranteed to make the team but that didn’t stop us on doing a quit write-up on each one. Click on each player’s picture so you can read how the player fits into the Vikings roster. Continue reading

 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. Continue reading