Minnesota Vikings: Full Position Breakdown, Depth-Chart Analysis at Running Back

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Minnesota Vikings: Full Position Breakdown, Depth-Chart Analysis at Running Back
ANDY CLAYTON-KING/Associated Press

In Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner's scheme, having an effective, diverse group of running backs is vital.

When you think about a Turner offense, your brain gets overwhelmed with thoughts about the Vikings attacking opposing defenses utilizing a vertical passing game.

But lost in all of the aerial hyperbole is the fact that some of the NFL's most lethal running backs have performed incredibly well with Turner as their leader.

"Turner's backs have led the league in rushing five times," Brian Hall of Fox Sports North wrote. That statistic bodes well for Adrian Peterson, the most talented halfback Turner has worked with since LaDainian Tomlinson.

While all of us would like to see Peterson touch the football 30 times a game, that likely won't be the case.

The Vikings desperately need productive runners sitting behind AP on the depth chart if they want to be successful on the ground in 2014.

Checking out all of the names competing for roster spots this summer, it's time to break down and analyze the entire running back situation.

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