Former Boise State Back, Ian Johnson, Signs Deal with Vikings

Tanner ThomsSenior Analyst IApril 27, 2009

SEATTLE - SEPTEMBER 08:  Running back Ian Johnson #41 of the Boise State Broncos rushes against the Washington Huskies at Husky Stadium on September 8, 2007 in Seattle, Washington. The Huskies defeated the Broncos 24-10.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Former Boise State running back, Ian Johnson, has signed a deal with the Minnesota Vikings.

The former WAC rushing touchdowns leader was not drafted, which came as a surprise to many.

Ian was regarded as one of the better power backs in the entire draft.

The Vikings desperately needed a third-down-back, and Johnson will be able to fill that need from day one.

Ian is 5'11," 215 pounds, and ran the forty yard dash in 4.45 seconds.

He also recorded 26 bench reps at the combine.

He will be a tremendous compliment to both Adrian Peterson and Chester Taylor.

I can see Ian being a goal line runner for Minnesota.

It's a shame that Johnson didn't get drafted, but I feel very blessed that he is now a part of the Vikings.

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