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THE PICK IS IN: Minnesota Vikings Use Third-Round Pick on RB Alexander Mattison, Boise State

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After four trade-backs with the Detroit Lions, Seattle Seahawks, New York Jets and Baltimore Ravens that netted them four extra Day 3 picks, the Minnesota Vikings settled at Pick 93 in the third round and selected running back Alexander Mattison out of Boise State.

Mattison, at 5-foot-11, 221 pounds, rushed for 1,000 yards each of the last two seasons, though his career average was just 4.9 yards per carry — a nice average in the pro game but less impressive in college.

He made 55 catches over the past two years and was used sparingly last season as a kick returner. He didn’t drop a pass in 2018, per Pro Football Focus.

The former Broncos ball carrier ran the fourth-slowest 40-yard dash time at the combine, 4.67 seconds. He tied for the sixth-best 20-yard shuttle, however, and was fourth in the broad jump at his position.

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