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Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson runs with the ball at practice June 17 at Winter Park in Eden Prairie. USA TODAY Sports

Vikings' Peterson sees more value in RB position


Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings said he wants to be the man to reverse the trend of the running back position being devalued throughout the NFL.

Peterson told Dan Pompei of Sports on Earth that he wants to “beat down the things they are saying about the running back position.”

A running back hasn’t been taken in the first round of the NFL draft for the past two seasons. Peterson believes that reflects more on the talent in the draft.

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