Vikings Trade Up, Select Running Back Toby Gerhart

April 23, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In a surprising turn of events, the Vikings have elected to trade up in order to select one of the best running backs in this year's draft, Toby Gerhart.

Gerhart, out of Stanford, is one of the toughest and most physical running backs that I've seen come out of college in a long time.

He was the 2009 Heisman trophy runner-up to Alabama Crimson Tide running back Mark Ingram.

Gerhart fills a big need for the Minnesota Vikings. He's not a great receiving running back, but he can plow through people at the goal-line.

Adrian Peterson is expected to receive the ball out of the backfield a lot more, this coming season.

In my opinion, this selection couldn't have been much better, unless it was Colt McCoy

Nonetheless, the Vikings organization made a great pick by choosing a tremendous running back with a boat-load of potential.
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