Vikings select RB Dalvin Cook, Florida St.

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Vikings select RB Dalvin Cook, Florida St.

Post by Pondering Her Percy » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:02 pm

Woooo. Never thought he'd make it to you. Great pick!!
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Re: Vikings select RB Dalvin Cook, Florida St.

Post by Maelstrom88 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:06 pm

Great pick up. This guy has great vision, elusiveness, and hands. Steal!
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Re: Vikings select RB Dalvin Cook, Florida St.

Post by ocampo82 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:08 pm

I like the pick too, what did we give up to move up ?

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Re: Vikings select RB Dalvin Cook, Florida St.

Post by VikingPaul73 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:11 pm

4th rounder.
seems like a lot to move up 7 picks in what is supposedly a deep draft

Oh well, I guess we'll only take 1 OL bust in the 4th this year :tongue:

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Post by PurpleMustReign » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:14 pm

VikingPaul73 wrote:4th rounder.
seems like a lot to move up 7 picks in what is supposedly a deep draft

Oh well, I guess we'll only take 1 OL bust in the 4th this year :tongue:
Was Mixon still available? Maybe they thought both of them would be gone by the time they picked. Plus, they had an extra 4th rounder.
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Re: Vikings select RB Dalvin Cook, Florida St.

Post by S197 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:14 pm

•Cook is the ninth-ranked player in PFF’s top 300 prospects of 2017.
•Cook averaged 4.2 yards after contact per attempt last season, second-highest among halfbacks in this draft class.
•Cook’s 88.8 overall grade last season was second-best among halfbacks.
•He led the FBS in elusive rating last season, breaking 99 tackles.
PFF's #1 Rated RB. And he ran behind a crappy O-line so he will feel right at home!

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Post by PurpleMustReign » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:15 pm

BTW what does this mean for McKinnon? Anything?
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Re: Vikings select RB Dalvin Cook, Florida St.

Post by ocampo82 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:15 pm

Philly needs a RB too, so that could have been landing spot we didnt move up

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Post by VikingPaul73 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:20 pm

PurpleMustReign wrote: Was Mixon still available? Maybe they thought both of them would be gone by the time they picked. Plus, they had an extra 4th rounder.
Yep. that's why it seemed a bit odd to me. there were still 3 RBs that Mayock called "1st round talent" on the board and there hasn't been a RB taken since. So why pay to move up?

I guess they really fell in love with Cook.

Don't get me wrong, I like Cook and would have been really really happy had they got him @ 48

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Post by ocampo82 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:28 pm

I seen a tweet from a media member with Cook and Murray they are under 5m. Upgrade, by a lot, from last season IMO

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Post by CbusVikesFan » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:28 pm

S197 wrote: PFF's #1 Rated RB. And he ran behind a crappy O-line so he will feel right at home!
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Re: Vikings select RB Dalvin Cook, Florida St.

Post by VikingPaul73 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:30 pm

here we are at 48. Mixon still available.

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Post by ocampo82 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:35 pm

VikingPaul73 wrote:here we are at 48. Mixon still available.

of course the Bengals take him haha

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Re: Vikings select RB Dalvin Cook, Florida St.

Post by Boon » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:41 pm

I love this pick. And why are people talking about the 4th round already? You forget we have two 3rd rounders coming up and one is pretty early with a gang of offensive linemen still available. Only three have been taken at the time of me typing this out i think

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Post by AlldayPotter » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:42 pm

We better start drafting OL. At least 3 or 4

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Post by fiestavike » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:46 pm

ocampo82 wrote:
of course the Bengals take him haha
The fans boo mixon and cheer Jim Brown. :confused:

Mixon is anathematized, Brandon Marshall gets his own TV show. :confused:

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Re: Vikings select RB Dalvin Cook, Florida St.

Post by RFIP » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:52 pm

Excellent pick! Now THAT is the type of electric player they need!

Get some OL and a wr or TE and I'm ready to rock and roll!

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Post by ocampo82 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:54 pm

fiestavike wrote: The fans boo mixon and cheer Jim Brown. :confused:

Mixon is anathematized, Brandon Marshall gets his own TV show. :confused:

Ya...so many reports Mixon would go rounds 3,4,5--or not at all. Even with video Mixon only fell, 30 spots ? not too bad for him

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Post by allday1991 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:55 pm

AlldayPotter wrote:We better start drafting OL. At least 3 or 4
^ this times a million. Really a hb??? This fragile franchise is something else. So close to being done supporting this ####.
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Re: Vikings select RB Dalvin Cook, Florida St.

Post by jackal » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:56 pm

I am hoping a Guard with next pick

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Re: Vikings select RB Dalvin Cook, Florida St.

Post by ocampo82 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:57 pm

I will admit I did waaaay to many mocks--prolly 100+--Cook never fell to 48. I know we traded up, but I like Murray / Cook with McKinon in the mix. I hope Asiata lands a job some where, I thought he filled in admirably.

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Post by fiestavike » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:57 pm

jackal wrote:I am hoping a Guard with next pick
Could be, but if they go interior OL with both 3rd rounders probably no impact DT, LB, S, or TE left.

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Post by ocampo82 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:58 pm

jackal wrote:I am hoping a Guard with next pick
Dion Dawkins, pls :thumbsup:

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Post by Texas Vike » Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:01 pm

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Re: Vikings select RB Dalvin Cook, Florida St.

Post by Pseudo Everything » Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:01 pm

So glad we got Dalvin Cook at #41. Tremendous value and he was well worth trading up for. I was afraid we were going to reach for an OL in the 2nd. With Lamp off the board there was no OL even close to Cook's value.

The report that Spielman spent 45 minutes on the phone with him today getting assurances that he wasn't going to bring his "friends" with him up to MN rings true. Several analysts had mentioned that it would do him good to get as far away from Miami as possible.

There was never any chance Spielman was going to take Mixon and I doubt the Wilfs would have approved it even if he had asked. Would not be surprised if most of the league had him off their board completely. Based on the interview Mixon did with ESPN last month makes me think the Bengals would be best served by keeping him away from the media.

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Re: Vikings select RB Dalvin Cook, Florida St.

Post by jackal » Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:02 pm

I am hoping for Feeny OG


Been watching Cooks highlights he looks
really quick and has a nice set of skills
I know some of the big talent NFL guys said
he was the most complete RB in this draft.
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Re: Vikings select RB Dalvin Cook, Florida St.

Post by 808vikingsfan » Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:06 pm

Looks like the Vikings got themselves a home run hitter.

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Post by fiestavike » Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:07 pm

Tomlinson, melifonwu, cunningham all off the board. Damn!

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Re: Vikings select RB Dalvin Cook, Florida St.

Post by Husker Vike » Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:08 pm

I guess we will never know , but we may have landed him even at #48, would not have been my choice

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Re: Vikings select RB Dalvin Cook, Florida St.

Post by jackal » Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:10 pm

Deep draft on secondary this year
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