I remember him as a combine freak. Ran a 4.37…32 bench reps…40 inch vertical…three-cone at 6.83. Only 25 years old. This would be a nice piece for the offense.
Add in that he was a college QB and took limited reps behind AP and then Cook in Minny,. He’s smart(system assimilation) and not banged up by avoiding all that college wear & tear. I truly think he’s a star in the making.
He was killing it this season when the Vikings had him as the feature back. I think it’ll be a great signing and a perfect compliment to Barber. Plus this low key signing and Barbers $600k salary def tells me we’re drafting a RB.
This will be very solid if we draft a RB within first 4 rounds. He allows us to be a bit flexible in what kind of RB we want to target as well. McKinnon has been overhyped on this board at times, but what I like about him is he’s a good compliment to any RB
Eh can’t say I know enough about the dude if he’s a good enough runner or if he’s even a feature back. I do remember him being on the roster when ap was constantly injured in minny the last 3-4 years. Which makes me think why the hell didnt he take the reigns then idk hopefully hes good i guess. Me personally i still would draft a guy and barber let them all compete fairly not just give this guy a starting spot if signed just my opinion tho.
Great #2 back. Can do everything you ask him to do and can carry a load for a stretch of games. An upgrade over Sims and better than Dion Lewis. If Bucs sign him as the #1 guy I’d be upset because he is not big enough to take on carries for 16+ games. But I’m assuming we’re going to use him correctly as a 2.
I would argue he IS a good football player, as a playmaker in space and especially out of the backfield as a receiver. But he is hasn’t shown he is a good/consistent runner which is kinda what we need especially with that price tag.
I feel like he’d give us what we always wanted Charles Simms to give us, maybe with the potential of finally breaking out as a runner.
I’d rather find a back in the draft, though our drafting history isn’t good, and I WANT to hope Peyton Barber turns the corner, but he isn’t the type of playmaker we’d want for best case scenario.
So at this point who the F knows. We do need two more running backs at least, one potential starter.