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

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Isaiah Spiller (Texas A&M)


  • Height: 6-foot-1 | Weight: 215 pounds

2021 Stats:

  • 179 carries, 1,011 rushing yards, 6 touchdowns
  • 25 catches, 189 yards, 1 touchdown

Should the Vikings decide to add Isaiah Spiller to their running back room, they will be adding a powerful, bruising back with great size who would complement the speed and agility of Dalvin Cook.

Spiller has a jump-cut ability in his tool belt that Vikings fans have fallen in love with over the years from the legendary Adrian Peterson. While he is a bit of a bigger back, Spiller has impressive elusiveness but lacks speed in the open field that would make him a true home run threat.

Spiller was very productive at A&M, pounding out tough yardage to help lead the Aggies to their incredible upset victory over No. 1 Alabama this past season. Spiller brings that hard-nosed mentality with his downhill running style and will provide physicality to any team he is drafted to.

Spiller projects as a three-down back in the NFL while he does lack some of the passing game versatility that other backs such as Alvin Kamara, Christian McCaffrey, and Dalvin Cook.

He will need to work on his pass blocking technique although he possesses the power to be a tremendous asset as an additional blocker in the passing game. Spiller would be a solid addition to the Vikings in rounds 4-6 of this year’s NFL Draft.