I'm pretty surprised by all the negative reactions on here. To land someone like Percy Harvin for a second round pick would an absolute steal. Clearly there are some cons associated with him, otherwise Minnesota would not have him on the trade block, but there are some very obvious pros to go along with those. Here's my breakdown on him:
1) Injury History - While he has had some minor injury problems, it's been drastically overblown here on how unreliable he is. Regarding migrains, those have been under control for well over a year. The last time he missed a gave due to a migraine was back in 2010 (He missed 2 in 2010, and 1 in 2009, and played all 16 games in 2011 - Compare that to Sidney Rice...).
From a physical standpoint the first time he missed a game due to a football injury was this year, thanks to the Seahawks tackling him and injuring his ankle. His injury history has been way overblown here. He's one tough football player.
2) Contract/Attitude - Of course he's looking to get paid. That was the whole problem in Minnesota to begin with. The Seahawks are more than $15 million under the cap next year. Add on the added space we'd get once we lose Flynn, and we have more than enough room to sign him long term without significantly impeding our team growth.
Despite his runins with Leslie Frazier, Harvin remained relatively quiet in the media over the last few years. There have been a few exceptions well documented here. I believe Pete's style and Seattle's team dynamic is a much better environment than Minnesota.
3) The compensation - To land Harvin, Seattle would be looking to give up our 2nd rounder and our 4th rounder. Given JS and PC's drafting history in the middle rounds, I understand why some people may value the picks higher, but the team is in a great position, with great depth, to absorb the cost. Honestly, I believe Seattle is in a prime position to make a run at a game changing type of player who could help the team immediately jump to that next level. Harvin is still just 24 years old too, and was the 22nd overall selection in 2009. Would you give a 2nd and a 4th to get a 1st? Based on the current roster, I believe it's worth trading two unknowns for one very well known commodity.
You could argue that there are only so many holes to fill on our roster thanks to the last few years drafting. Who knows what we might hit in the 2nd/4th rounds, but how much starting time would even be available to them?
4. What he would add to Seattle - This is what I see:
He's currently 24 years old, is available for a fair asking price, and is one of the most electrifying players in the league. He can play the slot, outside, or in the backfield. He is also quite amazing at returning punts and kickoffs (Nothing against Leon Washington, but he is 31 this year, and likely won't be resigned following 2014 when his contract expires at age 33).
He had 87 receptions in 2011, and was on pace for 110 this year before going down. He was leading the league in receptions at the time of his injury and I believe was top 5 in yards.
He was drafted by Minnesota with Bevell as the team's OC. Clearly he had some say in the decision to draft Harvin, so I don't believe for a second what others have said about Bevell not knowing how to use him in our offense. Rice could also potentially vouch for Harvin's attitude, as they were teammates in 2009/2010.
He is a game changer. A player of his speed, strength, shiftiness and improvisation only comes around so often. There are people here posting that we need this exact type of WR to pair with Wilson. One is clearly available. The two could be quite the pair.
I honestly don't think I'm doing that great of a job arguing for him here, but if I was a GM, I'd jump at the chance to acquire him for the current price tag. He could be the missing piece on offense.