Vikings select RB Dalvin Cook, Florida St.

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Re: Vikings select RB Dalvin Cook, Florida St.

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Re: Vikings select RB Dalvin Cook, Florida St.

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I love Matt Waldman's stuff.

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Re: Vikings select RB Dalvin Cook, Florida St.

Post by Demi » Wed May 03, 2017 9:50 pm

I also said that he disagreed with the Peterson pick
Do you have a specific thing I said or...? I don't remember being as down on the pick as you keep implying.
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Re: Vikings select RB Dalvin Cook, Florida St.

Post by Pondering Her Percy » Wed May 03, 2017 11:08 pm

Demi wrote: Do you have a specific thing I said or...? I don't remember being as down on the pick as you keep implying.
What you said was brought up a year or so ago. And it wasnt even me that found it. Somebody else did. It happened but it's whatever, I'm over it. Moving on....
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Re: Vikings select RB Dalvin Cook, Florida St.

Post by dead_poet » Sat May 06, 2017 8:28 am

Cool stat on Cook's tackle-breaking proficiency

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https://twitter.com/PFF/status/860845633208549376
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Re: Vikings select RB Dalvin Cook, Florida St.

Post by Mothman » Sat May 06, 2017 8:47 am

dead_poet wrote:Cool stat on Cook's tackle-breaking proficiency

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https://twitter.com/PFF/status/860845633208549376
That sounds encouraging!
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Re: Vikings select RB Dalvin Cook, Florida St.

Post by ocampo82 » Sat May 06, 2017 9:01 am

Mothman wrote: That sounds encouraging!
I didn't watch any Longhorn games, but you would think Foreman with 2200 yards would be high on that list--maybe we can add some of those olineman next draft :v):
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Post by PurpleMustReign » Sat May 06, 2017 9:38 pm

ocampo82 wrote: I didn't watch any Longhorn games, but you would think Foreman with 2200 yards would be high on that list--maybe we can add some of those olineman next draft :v):
He's 4th on the list.

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Re: Vikings select RB Dalvin Cook, Florida St.

Post by Demi » Sun May 07, 2017 11:22 am

How is his blocking, route running, and pass catching? With Shurmur that should be just as big a question.
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Re: Vikings select RB Dalvin Cook, Florida St.

Post by Nunin » Sun May 07, 2017 12:13 pm

I hope Cook can be an every down guy and do it well. IMO, the Vikes have not had a complete RB since Chester Taylor was here...that guy was a really good RB/football player.
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Re: Vikings select RB Dalvin Cook, Florida St.

Post by dead_poet » Sun May 07, 2017 2:38 pm

Demi wrote:How is his blocking, route running, and pass catching? With Shurmur that should be just as big a question.
From what I've read or seen his blocking needs work (same goes for most most rookie RBs), but willing to engage, route running is OK but was limited due to scheme, pass catching is average. Had a few drops but holds his own. One scouting report:
dynamic receiver out of the backfield, able to gash opponents on screens and exploit mismatches against linebackers and safeties in coverage. He’s also a willing and able pass protector who can keep his quarterback clean when blitzing defenders come free.
https://www.google.com/amp/draftwire.us ... state/amp/

Not all paint his receiving or blocking as well but I haven't found many saying either were all that bad. There's enough there to work with and probably starts out at least as well as AD was, probably better at both. Most paint him as "complete" and able to contribute as a three-day player.
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Re: Vikings select RB Dalvin Cook, Florida St.

Post by Raptorman » Sun May 07, 2017 6:08 pm

dead_poet wrote: From what I've read or seen his blocking needs work (same goes for most most rookie RBs), but willing to engage, route running is OK but was limited due to scheme, pass catching is average. Had a few drops but holds his own. One scouting report:
https://www.google.com/amp/draftwire.us ... state/amp/

Not all paint his receiving or blocking as well but I haven't found many saying either were all that bad. There's enough there to work with and probably starts out at least as well as AD was, probably better at both. Most paint him as "complete" and able to contribute as a three-day player.
As long as one of those days is the day of the game, I'm fine.
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Re: Vikings select RB Dalvin Cook, Florida St.

Post by J. Kapp 11 » Sun May 07, 2017 9:04 pm

Rock45 wrote:While Cook is not a bad pick, he is no Mixon. Mixon was the best back in this draft.
Plenty of experts disagree with you. A number of them feel Dalvin Cook is better than both Mixon and Leonard Fournette.
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Re: Vikings select RB Dalvin Cook, Florida St.

Post by mansquatch » Mon May 08, 2017 10:31 am

S197 wrote: FSU had a pretty poor O-line, certainly worse that OU. Cook had, I believe the 2nd most yards after contact and something close to 100 missed tackles. FSU also employed multiple schemes from what I read (zone, gap, power) so I think he'll be okay. I think to me ball security is the biggest concern. What I like is the guy shows up in big games, if you look at his stats against top SEC teams, he puts up big numbers in big games.
The Fumblitus is the biggest issue he'll likely face as a rookie. Teams will expose that in a nanosecond in the NFL.
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