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Bleacher Report – Vikings

RB Jerick McKinnon feeling out his role, finds other comparable backs

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – When the Vikings drafted Jerick McKinnon out of Georgia Southern, it’s likely most Vikings hadn’t heard of him. After a quick glance at his draft scouting page and highlight tapes, it’s time to find a comparable player.

Pair this guy with Norv Turner and he could be Darren Sproles.

Head coach Mike Zimmer didn’t shy from the comparison during the first day of Vikings rookie mini-camp. And McKinnon brought it up, too. During a list a players he thinks he might want to emulate, McKinnon included Sproles.

It’s another successful NFL back,…

Source: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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