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Vikings GM says the team likes Adrian Peterson, but the draft class is deep at RB?

Today Rick Spielman of the Minnesota Vikings said that the Minnesota Vikings love Adrian Peterson and understand he made a mistake. He also talked about the draft class though….

“I don’t know if there’s a team in the NFL that wouldn’t want Adrian Peterson on the football team,” Spielman said. “I can’t speak for other teams, I’m being a little sarcastic about that.

“Adrian is maybe one of the most unique players I’ve been around. Where everybody talked about maybe he wouldn’t be the same coming off his ACL, but that was his best year coming off that. Knowing Adrian, he’s going to play at a very high level when he comes back. I’m anticipating that knowing Adrian from what he’s done in the past.”

The Vikings currently have four other running backs with active roster experience in Jerick McKinnon, Matt Asiata, Joe Banyard and Henry Josey. McKinnon could potentially battle for a starting spot, but the Vikings’ future at running back hinges greatly on the one peterson outcome. Spielman did say he liked the running back class though.

“I think a lot of it will depend on Adrian’s situation,” Spielman said of targeting RBs in the draft or free agency. “But I also know, just initially as I’ve started putting a little bit of the draft stuff together, it’s a pretty good running back class this year. I think it’s one of the better running back classes, depth wise, that’s came out in a while.”

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