NFL Draft Rumors: Florida State RB Dalvin Cook May Drop to the Second Round

By Raymund Tamayo, Posted: 04/21/17 01:16PM EDT

Florida State running back Dalvin Cook could get drafted in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft, according to the latest rumors. The Seminoles junior has been considered as one of the first-round draft prospects this year, but recent projections are starting to drop him to the second round.

There was a time during the pre-draft process when Cook was the undisputed second-best running back in the 2017 draft class behind LSU's Leonard Fournette. Some analysts have even ranked him ahead of Fournette at that time, as per Chat Sports.

However, speculations abound that many NFL clubs are no longer seeing him as a worthwhile first-round investment because of apprehensions with regards to his "durability and character". Also, his disappointing display during the Combine may have discouraged teams from drafting him in the higher rounds as he made himself look like a mercurial player with his performance.

Basing on talent alone, Cook is certainly a first-round, if not a top 10, prospect in this draft class. However, when teams check his medical history, they are going to find out that he has had hamstring issues since the 2015 season and have also undergone three shoulder surgeries since high school.

His notoriety off-the-field is also a reason why teams may think twice about adding him in their locker room. The 5-foot-10, 210-pound rusher has had clashes with law enforcement also since high school. He was charged with robbery in 2009, firing and possessing an illegal weapon inside school premises in 2010, and a misdemeanor battery charge outside a bar in 2015.

On the field, Cook gained 1,765 yards and scored 19 touchdowns on 288 attempts last season. He received 33 passes for 488 yards with one touchdown as well. While his numbers are great, his hands are inconsistent at best and may take a while to adjust to NFL-level running and catching situations. 

© 2017 iSports Times All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.


New England Patriots Trading Jimmy Garoppolo to Cleveland Browns After RG3 Injury?

Jimmy Garoppolo performed well for the New England Patriots in Week 1, but his time as a starter mig... more

Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas Returning Against Indianapolis Colts

The Denver Broncos may be getting a big shot in the arm if reports are true that wide receiver Demar... more

NFL Rumors: Cleveland Browns Signing Geno Smith To Replace Robert Griffin III

The Cleveland Browns find themselves in a very precarious position following the untimely injury to ... more

MLB Trade Rumors: Ryan Braun To LA Dodgers for Yasiel Puig

Imminent Blockbuster Trade seems to be a done deal for Dodgers' Yasiel Puig and Brewers' Ryan Braun more

MLB Standings & Playoff Race: Why the Chicago Cubs Should Fear the LA Dodgers

The return of Dodgers' pitcher Clayton Kershaw should put a scare on the Chicago Cubs' magical seaso... more

Cleveland Cavaliers Get DeMarcus Cousins For Kevin Love, Is It A Fair Deal?

The Cleveland Cavaliers don’t need much to improve for the coming season meaning Kevin Love trade ru... more

Miami Heat Should Trade Chris Bosh, Build Around Hassan Whiteside

The likelihood of Miami Heat big man Chris Bosh of leaving the team is getting bigger, as possible t... more

WWE No Mercy 2016 Latest News: AJ Styles vs. John Cena Revived, Dean Ambrose the Odd Man Out?

AJ Styles will put the WWE heavyweight title on the line at No Mercy in a Triple Threat match which ... more

Real Time Analytics