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Greg Childs Selection By Minnesota Vikings Could Provide Big Receiving Threat

About 45 minutes after taking wide receiver Jarius Wright, the Minnesota took one of Wright's Arkansas teammates. . .one that just happens to play the same position as Wright does.

The Minnesota Vikings grabbed wide receiver Greg Childs with the 134th selection in the 2012 NFL Draft.

Childs is a bigger wide receiver, measuring in at about 6'3" and 220 pounds. The big knock on Childs is that he has some durability issues. He suffered a torn patella tendon in 2010 that caused him to miss a good portion of the season, and also had some concerns with his knees in 2011. When he's healthy, however, Childs could very well prove to be the big, physical receiver that Vikings fans have been looking for over the course of the past few seasons.

Childs' performance in 2011 was limited to just 21 catches for 240 yards and no touchdowns. It appears that this pick was made largely based on potential and not production, but it's one that could very easily pay off with big dividends for the Minnesota Vikings.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.