For the most part, Matt Asiata was receiving second team reps at running back. He’s someone that can come in for Adrian Peterson for a few snaps. As for Jerick McKinnon, general manager Rick Spielman made it clear the team envisions him as a change-of-pace third down back.
He had just 10 career catches at Georgia Southern, but McKinnon made a nice over the shoulder grab last week on a nice pass from Christian Ponder. He's athletic and versatile enough that it seems McKinnon will get more comfortable (if he’s not already) as a pass catcher with more reps.