What the Minnesota Vikings can expect from Alexander Mattison in 2019
By Adam Carlson
The Minnesota Vikings selected a running back in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft. Here is what to expect from Alexander Mattison in the 2019 season.
Entering the 2019 NFL Draft, there was a glaring need at running back for the Minnesota Vikings after Latavius Murray was signed by the New Orleans Saints and Roc Thomas found himself in legal trouble.
The only real question was when the team would address that position during the draft. Well, it turns out Rick Spielman and the front office thought it was essential to grab a top prospect at the position and used a third-round pick to solidify the position.
Dalvin Cook has shown some trouble to consistently stay on the field and will need to be sure they have someone to both fill in when needed or provide rest for their feature running back. And that’s exactly what they got.
At pick 102 overall (Round 3 Pick 39), the Minnesota Vikings made the decision to select Boise State running back Alexander Mattison. But what should fans know about this player and what should they expect to see on the football field?
Let’s discuss the good things about Mattison, the bad things about him, and what he could do for the Minnesota Vikings during the 2019 NFL season!
*Note: Information from NFL.com and CBS Sports were used to compile player information as well as my evaluation from watching some videos on YouTube.