5 biggest losers from the Minnesota Vikings 2019 NFL Draft

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 18: Mike Boone #44 of the Minnesota Vikings avoids a tackle by Telvin Smith #50 of the Jacksonville Jaguars during the second quarter in the preseason game on August 18, 2018 at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
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3. Mike Boone

Entering the 2019 NFL Draft, there were two schools of thought on running back. Either the team had faith in Mike Boone and would draft one in the later rounds or a high draft pick would be used on a player who would see significantly more playing time.

Sadly for Boone, the Minnesota Vikings used their third-round selection on Boise State running back Alexander Mattison. This means he will return to his third spot on the depth chart and will be regulated to being a backup or deep rotational player.

Boone only ran the ball 11 times for 47 yards and caught two passes for one yard in just 36 offensive snaps played, but there were times when he looked like he could be in store for a bigger role in the team’s offense.

The good news is that Boone should be inked in as the third running back and should be considered a lock for the roster considering the other players picked up and the legal issues for Roc Thomas…so not all is bad for Boone.