7 running backs the Vikings could select in the 2022 NFL Draft

(Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images) James Cook
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Breece Hall (Iowa State)


  • Height: 6-foot-1 | Weight: 220 pounds

2021 Stats:

  • 243 carries, 1,572 rushing yards, 20 touchdowns
  • 36 catches, 302 yards, 3 touchdowns

The number one thing that jumps off the tape of Breece Hall is his burst. Hall has an incredible ability to burst through the line of scrimmage and get to the second level with urgency. He is not someone who is going to blow the top off of a defense in the NFL.

Hall runs with a lot of patience at first, but when he sees an open hole he has the ability to stick his foot in the ground and burst through it with ease.

Hall’s build and running style is similar to Le’Veon Bell with the patient vision that was a big part of the Iowa State scheme. His 4.39-second time in the 40-yard dash shows on tape as he is able to very quickly get through the line of scrimmage and draws acceleration similarities to Darren McFadden.

Hall would be an excellent selection for the Vikings. With 4,000 yards and two Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year awards, he projects to be an early-down feature back in the NFL. His one cut and go style of running would make him a great fit in Minnesota as a complement to Dalvin Cook.

He lacks being a home run threat to the level of Cook but can break a long run when he gets into the open field. If the Vikings don’t feel like they have depth in the running back room, don’t be surprised if they take Hall in the third round of the NFL Draft.