Ranking the NFC North rooms: Running backs

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Chicago Bears, Dalvin Cook
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1. Minnesota Vikings

Dalvin Cook, Alex Mattison, Mike Boone, Ameer Abdullah 

The Green Bay Packers have found a perfect usage for Aaron Jones. However, they know they need Dillon or Williams to compliment him and keep him fresh. Cook may need that, but Cook has also taken the team on his back and won games.

As far as pure runners of the football, not many names stand above Dalvin Cook. He is due a big contract and based on where the Vikings stand, and how invested they are in his success, they are more likely to extend him than the Packers would with Jones.

Beyond that, Mattison is another player who compares well to Montgomery. He went 29 picks after Montgomery, but the two were comparable as prospects coming out, and you could argue if Montgomery was off of the board, the Bears would have been eyeing Mattison. For now, he is a nice compliment to Cook.

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Boone started two games to end the season and showed that he is an explosive back to compliment the power of Mattison. The duo can ease the load of Cook, who remains a true workhorse. Lastly is Abdullah, who once again would likely make the Bears roster over a guy like Nall.