The Vikings know they have a problem to address at wide receiver before the 2013 season, and the solution does not appear to be solely dependent on whether Percy Harvin is on the team.
Harvin's status, to be sure, is a chief concern for the Vikings this offseason. His contract is up after the 2013 season, and coach Leslie Frazier was peppered with questions about the receiver when he took the podium at the NFL scouting combine Friday, Feb. 22.
In response to a question about whether the receiver would hold out, Frazier echoed what general manager Rick Spielman has said about Harvin being under contract, and added that Harvin told him "he's excited about being part of our team" when he came to Minnesota for his exit physical several weeks ago.
But even with Harvin putting his name in MVP talks during the first nine weeks of the season, the Vikings had four games in which they totaled less than 100 net passing yards. They want to upgrade the position, Frazier said Friday. And their answer could lie in a draft class stocked with receivers.
Drafting a quality receiver is top priority
St. Paul Pioneer Press | Feb 23