Vikings' pick at No. 134: Arkansas receiver Greg Childs
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- For the second time in one round, the Minnesota Vikings drafted a former Arkansas receiver, selecting Greg Childs with the 134th overall pick.
In four seasons with the Razorbacks, Childs (6-foot-3, 219 pounds) had 133 receptions for 2,066 yards and 15 touchdowns. He suffered a complete tear of his patella tendon in October 2010, underwent surgery and had only 21 catches for 240 yards and no scores as a senior last season.
Part of the problem was Childs tried to return from his injury too quickly. "I feel great (now)," he said. "It takes a year-and-a-half to get completely right (from that injury) but I came back in six or seventh months, which is too soon."
Childs said that injury impacted his draft standing, "a lot," adding he was projected as a high pick before getting hurt.
Childs is from the same hometown as former Arkansas teammate Jarius Wright, whom the Vikings selected at No. 118 overall. The two have known each other going back to grade school and were teammates in high school as well as college.
"I don't know too much," about the Vikings, Childs said. "I had talked to them a couple times. I know they're a great team, I know that Coach (George) Stewart is from Arkansas so we've got some things in common there. I also have a teammate that plays for the Vikings right now, DeMarcus Love came out of Arkansas."
Stewart, of course, is the Vikings wide receivers coach. Love, an offensive tackle, was a sixth-round pick of the Vikings last April.
• 40-yard dash: 4.40 seconds.
• 10-yard dash: 1.51 seconds.
• 20-yard dash: 2.50 seconds.
• 20-yard shuttle: 4.21 seconds.
• 3-cone drill: 6.93 seconds.
• Vertical jump: 40½ inches.
• Broad jump: 10 feet, 7 inches.
• Bench press: 19 reps of 225 pounds.
• Arm length: 34 1/8 inches.
• Hnds: 10 1/8 inches.
• Wingspan: 81 5/8 inches.