Who should return punts and/or kickoffs for the Vikings
(last updated oktober 2009)
These are current Vikings players that most people would consider an option fielding kicks and/or punts:
WR Darius Reynaud - Backup WR. Looks like a halfback, plays aggresisvely, and is a shifty runner.
WR Percy Harvin - Versatile starter on offense. Two words: speed kills. And you won't find a much faster player than Harvin.
WR Jaymar Johnson - Backup WR. Johnson has great speed.
WR Bernard Berrian - Our number one receiver. Known for his threath on deep balls.
RB Chester Taylor - The best backup running back in the league. We all have seen the way he runs with the ball.
CB Charles Gordon - Was the Vikings' primary punt returner and nickel back befor he got injured in 2008. Gordon also returned punts in college.
SS Tyrell Johnson - Starting safety. Returned kicks in college, but I've never seen him field a kick in the NFL.
Personally, I think WR Darius Reynaud is our best punt returner. He has shown that many times.
On kickoffs, both Percy Harvin and Darius Reynaud has made a number of very impressive runs.
Who can forget Reynaud's preseason kick return where he leaped over three players, or Harvin's 101-yard kick return in week 3 against the 49ers.