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    Lightbulb Harrison Smith - Vikings' Next Safety?

    The Vikings' next safety?

    Harrison Smith

    Height: 6'2"
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    I can very likely see him available with our second round pick considering we pick very early. He's the number two rated safety by most people and he has excellent size and speed for a safety. He's a playmaker and I would like to see him play next to Abdullah this season.

    He started playing linebacker in college because the starting safety jobs were taken and now owns school records in tackling and he's always around the ball. He later moved over to safety and Deion Sanders even said that he looked so fluid and technically sound at the combine that he might even play cornerback.
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    I have him included in my "Diamonds in the Rough" Blog post, he has got good agility, speed and size, we will be lucky to pick him in the third, i think he is gone in the second round..

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    Nice to look back at old posts. And even nicer to see predictions are being confirmed

    Harrison Smith - this guy! Makes me forget all about the "Tyrell Johnson project". This guy is good! It's so nice to finally have an athletic and smart safety with speed and excellent size who can defend the run, lay crushing hits, and catch the ball.
    I honestly think Smith might have the best hands on the whole defense. Really really happy the Vikings listened to me :P

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    Good read, especially like the praises from Winfield.
    Harrison Smith a 'breath of fresh air'

    ''I love him,'' said cornerback Antoine Winfield. "The guy comes to work every day. He's very smart. You can tell he's a real football player. Great knowledge, great football awareness, and he's making plays on the field, which is rare for a young guy. We haven't had that consistent playmaker in the secondary since Sharper."
    This coming from Winfield, plus watching how the defenders celebrate Harrison Smith's touchdown shows me that the defensive backs get along very good and get excited for each others. I feel this is a solid bunch of guys.

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    According to the StarTrib's Jim Souhan, Smith's interception was the FIRST for a Vikings safety since 2007!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by shockzilla View Post
    According to the StarTrib's Jim Souhan, Smith's interception was the FIRST for a Vikings safety since 2007!!!!
    Not true.... Abdullah had a couple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shockzilla View Post
    According to the StarTrib's Jim Souhan, Smith's interception was the FIRST for a Vikings safety since 2007!!!!
    Last year Sanford had 2 & Abdullah had 1

    In 2010 Madieu had 1 & Abdullah had 3

    In 2009 Tyrell Johnson had 1

    In 2008 Sharper had 1 & Madieu had 2

    Souhan was only off by 11 INT's
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    Quote Originally Posted by singersp View Post
    Last year Sanford had 2 & Abdullah had 1

    In 2010 Madieu had 1 & Abdullah had 3

    In 2009 Tyrell Johnson had 1

    In 2008 Sharper had 1 & Madieu had 2

    Souhan was only off by 11 INT's
    I'm willing to bet he meant to say first Pick-6 from a safety since 2007, which would be true.

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