Harvin’s skills prove too tempting for team to pass up

The Vikings have made it clear they value character in their players, but they also put a premium on playmaking ability. On Saturday, they took the calculated risk that Percy Harvin will be able to deliver in the latter area, while putting any questions about the former behind him.

The Vikings’ decision to select the wide receiver from the University of Florida with the 22nd pick in the first round of the NFL draft received a standing ovation from the crowd that had gathered at the team’s draft party at Winter Park.