The Vikings will be losing a couple of backs in free agency. Latavius Murray‘s contract is up and the same goes for late-season addition, Ameer Abdullah. There is a decent chance Murray is brought back, but even if he isn’t, the team doesn’t have to add a back through the Draft.
Dalvin Cook is finally healthy and will be the primary focus of the team’s running attack. He’s proven he can be a three-down back, and it will be nice to finally see him get the chance to do that with an offensive coordinator who isn’t afraid to utilize his talents. Behind Cook, there are a couple of undrafted boys from a season ago who made the team in Mike Boone and Roc Thomas.
Boone showed he is a physical runner who is tough to take down and runs with great power and burst. Thomas showed soft hands out of the backfield and great breakaway speed. These two form a nice trio with Cook and one the Vikings should feel comfortable with moving forward. Another positive part of this trio is that they don’t cost the team a lot since they consist of a second round pick and two undrafted guys. That value can’t be understated in an offseason when the team is strapped for cash.