"I was like, 'I really don't know what's in Minnesota,'" new Vikings wide receiver Jarius Wright tells SB Nation's Dan Rubenstein in an interview from the NFLPA Rookie Premiere. Wright's learning quick, though, and is excited for his chance to play with one former SEC stud in particular.
"I've always looked up to a guy like Percy Harvin, and just a chance to play with a guy like that," Wright says. "It's just like a dream come true." He's also got good words to say about Adrian Peterson, which makes sense because he's Adrian Peterson, and Christian Ponder, which makes sense because he will throw Wright the ball.
Wright doesn't think the transition's going to be easy to the NFL, but says "If they need me to go out and catch a lot of passes, I can definitely do that."
As for the saga that cost Bobby Petrino his job at Arkansas, Wright says "I was very hurt, myself, 'cause it was someone I really looked up to and really trusted." But despite it being "a bad situation all around," Wright thinks "it was handled very well" by athletic director Jeff Long.