3. Minnesota Vikings
Latavius Murray, Dalvin Cook, Jerick McKinnon, Bishop Sankey
The Vikings running back conundrum is about as tough to figure out as the Packers. However, there is a little more clarity in this backfield, and a little more name value. Murray is coming in from an interesting situation. In 2015, he rushed for over 1,000 yards. In 2016, he missed four games and missed the century mark by 212 yards. He even put up 12 touchdowns last season to secure himself as a fan favorite in fantasy football communities.
However, the question still is out as to how good of a runner he is. Murray came from Oakland who featured one of the three best offensive lines in the NFL. While Murray was the lead back, he averaged 4.0 yards per carry in the past two seasons. For perspective, DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard
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combined for 170 carries last season to the 195 of Murray. The two combined for 958 yards combined compared to his 788 and averaged 5.6 yards per carry. Needless to say he is a must watch to fall off now that he is a behind an offensive line that is nowhere even comparable to Oakland.
Cook may turn into the best back in the class, and win the starting job in the early portions of the season. However, he is a rookie as well and comes with shoulder and fumbling issues. McKinnon is still pretty raw and Sankey would be happy to make the team. The Vikings have to be hoping Cook turns out to be a hit.