Presented by US Bank

News

4th Round Pick - Arkansas WR Greg Childs

Blog: (Razor)Back For More: Vikings Take Second Arkansas WR Of Day Three >>

Video: Greg Childs' Combine Workout >>

Photo Gallery: Greg Childs >>

Audio: Greg Childs Conference Call >>   Quotes: Greg Childs Discusses Becoming A Viking >>

OVERVIEW
Childs was inconsistent at Arkansas but showed enough that he should be a late-round pick. He was obviously uncomfortable when running routes in 2011 after suffering a torn patella tendon the previous season.

STRENGTHS
Childs understands how to use his body in the short game to create the space needed to be effective. He builds up his speed throughout the route and can battle with corners underneath when trying to gain position on slant and drive routes. He isn't a physical player, but he will use his big frame to shield when necessary. When running the fade route, he understands how to use the sideline to his advantage. He can make any catch and can torque his body when running in-phase.

WEAKNESSES
Childs' lack of speed is obvious on routes deeper than five to 10 yards. He is not explosive and struggles to separate from receivers, though the ability to separate is becoming increasingly important in the NFL. He is not a deep threat and makes all downfield plays solely because of his size. Childs is just an average athlete who will struggle to make an immediate impact at the next level.

Analysis from NFL.com.

vikings.com Blog

  • Sorry, no results found. Please try a different month/year.

Draft Videos

  • Meet The Pick: Moritz Boehringer

    Posted 15 hours ago

    Check out German WR Moritz Boehringer's first official day as a Vikings, from the time he hit the NFL Network stage to talk about being picked to becoming a Viking and having his first "as a Viking" talks with Rick Spielman, Mike Zimmer, and more.

  • Spielman: Mortiz Boehringer An Incredible Athlete

    Posted 15 hours ago

    GM Rick Spielman talked with vikings.com's Mike Wobschall at the conclusion of the 2016 NFL Draft to talk about the team's picks on day three, including German WR Mortiz Boehringer.

  • Draft Room Call: Moritz Boehringer

    Posted 16 hours ago

    Watch as Head Coach Mike Zimmer and other Vikings' personnel make the call to German WR Moritz Boehringer to let him know the Vikings selected him in round six of the 2016 NFL Draft.

  • Highlights From The 2016 Vikings' Draft Class

    Posted 17 hours ago

    Watch highlights from the full 2016 Minnesota Vikings' draft class.