6 running backs the Vikings could select in the 2023 NFL Draft

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What running back prospects in the 2023 NFL Draft could the Minnesota Vikings select to strengthen the position?

The 2023 NFL Draft is right around the corner, and the Minnesota Vikings are looking to build upon their roster that just went 13-4 and won the NFC North.

While running back has not been a pressing need for Minnesota in recent seasons, rumors have started to gain traction that the Vikings will not have Dalvin Cook on their roster to start the year, whether by trade or by release.

Alexander Mattison did re-sign this offseason, but Minnesota seems primed to select a running back in this year’s draft, either to complement Mattison or become the new lead.

Mattison has proven that he can be a lead back for Minnesota in the past, as Cook’s injury struggles have given Mattison the chance to take the reigns multiple times.

It appears that the Vikings are looking to run the ball more this upcoming season, so whoever they draft could ultimately be the 1B to Mattison’s 1A as Minnesota potentially attempts to take a committee approach.

Whatever the case may be, the Vikings are in a good position to find a solid player for their running back room if they choose to do so, as this year's running back class is deep with NFL-caliber prospects.

So here are six running backs Minnesota may pick in the 2023 NFL Draft at the end of the month.