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Vikings’ Greg Childs views himself as the steal of the draft


As the 134th pick in the NFL draft, Vikings wide receiver Greg Childs believes he’s going to be looked at in a few years as a bargain.

Childs said on Vikings Tonight that he thinks NFL teams passed on him because he was still slowed down in his senior season at Arkansas by a torn patellar tendon he suffered in his junior season, and that the Vikings got a great deal when they finally took him at the end of the fourth round.

“I understood, coming back off my injury, people were trying to see exactly where I’m at as far as being 100 percent,” Childs said, via “I definitely have a chip on my shoulder. I’m ready to come back, make plays and show everybody I’m still one of the top receivers and show I will be the steal of this draft. I’m going to work hard, play hard, do everything I can to help this team win.”

Childs said that in hindsight he should have been much more cautious about his recovery from that junior year knee injury, but that he’s now back at full speed.

“I came back entirely too soon,” Childs said. “I’m not concerned about the knee problem at all. I’m 100 percent. There’s no slowing down.”

And no slowing down his confidence, either.

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26 Responses to “Vikings’ Greg Childs views himself as the steal of the draft”
  1. tecmobowl34 says: May 18, 2012 3:58 PM

    his last name is way too much like “childress”

  2. brewdogg says: May 18, 2012 3:59 PM

    Oh no….. We’ve been down the self-proclaimed SoD path before. It ends in incessant mocking.

    Let your play do the talking, young man!!!!

  3. bleedinpurple says: May 18, 2012 4:01 PM

    Best of luck to him, Vikings could definitely use it.

  4. jjackwagon says: May 18, 2012 4:04 PM

    “Vikings’ Greg Childs views himself as the steal of the draft”
    Joe Flacco views himself as the top QB in the league.
    McNabb views himself as a future HOF’er.
    T.O. views himself as the top WR in the league.

    But action speaks louder than words.

  5. goodellslovechild says: May 18, 2012 4:08 PM

    Childs please!

  6. khmer379 says: May 18, 2012 4:09 PM

    I concur he has all the abiltity wouldnt surprise me if he become our number one reciever

  7. skolvikings2011 says: May 18, 2012 4:10 PM

    Onterrio Smith would agree

  8. indyseriesnick says: May 18, 2012 4:12 PM

    I hope so

    Vikings really need another moss to save the team

  9. uncommon1 says: May 18, 2012 4:17 PM

    Move over Devin Aroumashadou. We got a new Top Dawg in the WR Corps!

  10. jimmysee says: May 18, 2012 4:18 PM

    As much as he will do, there’s a whole lot more the Vikings need in order to win anything.

    (But we do love the sweet confidence of youth!)

  11. joekappslovechild says: May 18, 2012 4:20 PM

    Wasn’t Onterrio Smith supposed to be the S.O.D. too? That worked out pretty awesome for Vikings fans…

  12. cjw1197 says: May 18, 2012 4:28 PM

    Last Vikings self-proclaimed S.o.D: Whizzinator. Hopefully this one doesn’t turn out like that 🙂

  13. magnustroi says: May 18, 2012 4:51 PM

    You guys are so Negative !!!!!! I have suffered through ALL the Lost SB’s and games but if you Don’t like the Vikings enough to be Optimistic ??? Please Get a new Team !!! A true Fans always will be Optimistic even if you go 0-99 you have to be Optimistic !!!! I as 1 am tired of ALL Your Negativity !!!!!

  14. thankheavenfornumberseven says: May 18, 2012 4:52 PM

    He’ll definitely get the opportunity to back that up.

  15. urcrap says: May 18, 2012 4:53 PM

    Confidence = Championships! Set the example and make it happen Childs! SKOL VIKINGS!

  16. mnomalley says: May 18, 2012 5:09 PM

    Harvin,Simpson,Childs,Rudolph,Carlson,Aramomoshadu. If Ponder can stay off his back this year, I dont see why we can’t be a duel threat team.

  17. fargovikesfan says: May 18, 2012 5:31 PM

    better than decent chance Aromoshadu doesn’t even make the opening day roster…

  18. 13curtjp says: May 18, 2012 5:36 PM

    Don’t mind seeing confidence in a young player…just make sure it translates on to the field.

  19. calbsure says: May 18, 2012 5:59 PM

    Based upon his pre-injury years in college and if he is a 100%, the lad just might be right. Harvin, Simpson and Childs does sound like a nice trio in specific schemes and throw in Wright and Jenkins and you suddenly have a pretty damn good group at the Receiver position.

  20. 4truegrit says: May 18, 2012 6:17 PM

    I concur and baring injury, definitely expect him to be the offensive rookie of the year and a pro-bowler.q

  21. mediasloppy says: May 18, 2012 6:28 PM

    I don’t like players claiming Steal of the Draft. I like confidence though. SOD just makes me think of Onterrio. Sorry part is, he actually looked like he could be, up until the whizzinator made its ugly existence…

  22. urcrap says: May 18, 2012 7:25 PM

    I’m just grateful that Bernard Barri-can’t t-won’t catch is gone! Love the WR additions!!!!! SKOL VIKINGS!!!!!

  23. thepgx says: May 19, 2012 8:38 AM

    Bring it! (I could use a new jersey).

  24. thepgx says: May 19, 2012 8:40 AM

    Childsplay I say.

  25. andymc58 says: May 19, 2012 4:20 PM

    Jarius Wright will be the steal. Everyone do themselves a favor and go back and watch that game against A&M.

  26. okemon says: May 19, 2012 8:47 PM

    I’m glad he has a chip on his shoulders and want to prove he was the steal of the draft….. Hopefully the competition at that position will be intense. I wish him the best of luck.

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