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2019 NFL Draft Grades: Let us know what you think about the selection of Alexander Mattison

The Vikings added a running back with the final pick of Day 2

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After trading down four times, the Minnesota Vikings wound up with the final selection of Day 2 of the 2019 NFL Draft, and they used that selection on a running back.

The Vikings drafted Alexander Mattison, a running back from Boise State University, and someone that I’m not terribly familiar with, unfortunately. After looking a little bit, it turns out that he led the Mountain West Conference in rushing in 2018, rushing for 1,417 yards on 302 carries (4.7 yards/carry) and finding the end zone a whopping 17 times. He also caught 27 passes for 173 yards with the Broncos last season.

Mattison appears to be slated to take over Latavius Murray’s role in the Vikings’ backfield, as a goal line/power option to complement the speed and shiftiness of Dalvin Cook. If he can prove to be as reliable as Murray in the event that Cook misses time with injuries again, he could have a big role in the offense early on. Even as a backup, he might be able to carve out a niche fairly quickly.

So, let us know what you think of the Vikings’ selection of Alexander Mattison in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft, folks!


How would you grade the Vikings’ selection of Boise State RB Alexander Mattison with the 102nd selection in the 2019 NFL Draft?

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