Mike Boone – RB
Minnesota got lucky last year when they stumbled upon Boone. The Vikings signed him as an undrafted free agent out of Cincinnati and he actually ended up making the team’s final roster thanks to an impressive preseason.
Once the regular season hit though, he was nowhere to be seen out on the field. Even during the games Dalvin Cook missed last year, Latavius Murray was given the majority of the touches out of the backfield while Boone just watched from the sidelines.
Going into the 2019 season, he will now have to compete with another running back to be Cook’s backup after Minnesota drafted Boise State’s Alexander Mattison in the third round last week.
Based on where the Vikings selected him, one would assume that they would like to have Mattison as their No. 2 running back for next season and not Boone.
However, Boone still has the opportunity this summer to prove that he is the better choice for the job. And based on what he did last year during training camp and the preseason, no one should be surprised if he is actually the one to open up 2019 as Cook’s primary backup.