A couple days ago I wrote about Albert Young, who I happen to be pulling for to win the #3 spot on the running back depth chart. Access Vikings posted an interview with Albert today.
The first practice starts at 9 a.m. While we’re waiting here’s an interview I did with second-year running back Albert Young, who is competing to be the No. 3 running back.
Young was an undrafted rookie from Iowa who spent last season on the practice squad. Young impressed the staff with his development last year and is making a strong bid to earn a spot on the active roster. Here is some of what he said:
Q: You seem comfortable with the offense and your assignments out there. Is that just a product of having a year under your belt?
Young: Yeah. That’s key. That’s probably the biggest thing for me from Year 1 to Year 2 is being confident in what you’re doing and having an understanding of what is going on so you can just play. You’re not really thinking too much. You can just go out and play and have fun. Of course, you’re not always going to be perfect. But for the most part, you’re just playing.
Read the rest of the interview by clicking HERE
Like I mentioned the other day, I’m personally pulling for Albert Young mostly because he’s from the University of Iowa, and I happen to be a fan of that team. But I also really do think that Young is a very solid player. He impressed me a lot last year during preseason. Yes, it’s true that he was usually running against 3rd and 4th string defensive players, but on the flip side, he was doing it behind a 3rd and 4th string offensive line. He showed last year that he could also catch the ball from the backfield. It’s always valuable for a team to have a running back with good hands on their roster.