Multiple reports are surfacing that Darius Reynaud mentioned in a radio interview that the Vikings may move him to running back, which is an area of potential need since Chester Taylor departed during free agency.
By all appearances, this is not an April Fool’s joke, so we’ll run with it.
Reynaud has some experience at running back from his high school years. He certainly appears to have the athleticism and moves to take the occasional handoff and be productive. He may even excel in a role similar to how the Saints use Reggie Bush or how the Chargers use Darren Sproles.
I have no doubt that Reynaud could do well in a role like this, in addition to continuing his punt return duties and providing depth to the receiving group.
However, this report reeks of pre-Draft smoke, and the fact that Reynaud is out there saying this only makes this lone blogger more sure that the Vikings are going to be targeting a running back in the upcoming draft.
If they don’t, however, then a running back depth chart that features Adrian Peterson, Albert Young, Darius Reynaud, James Johnson, and Ian Johnson is not too bad of a worst-case-scenario.