Dalvin Cook would make the Houston Texans offense a lot more dangerous.
There’s no doubt that Lamar Miller is the Texans starting running back going forward, but a player like Florida State’s Dalvin Cook would be a great weapon for Houston to add to their offense.
Despite Cook’s off the field concerns he’s expected to be drafted within the first few rounds of the NFL draft.
Dan Kadar of SB Nation’s Mocking the Draft is reporting that Cook will meet with the Texans at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Cook managed to break 20 Florida State football records during his time down in Tallahassee. Now we know why he declared for the NFL draft early.
In 2016, Cook was named the Orange Bowl MVP, unanimously voted as an All-American, was All-ACC First Team, a Two-Time ACC Offensive Back of the Week, a Doak Walker Award Finalist, a Maxwell Award Semifinalist, and a Rotary Lombardi Award Semifinalist.
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Cook was phenomenal last season after racking up 1,765 rushing yards, as well as 488 receiving yards.
Cook is Daniel Jeremiah’s 11th ranked prospect. Here’s what he wrote about Cook.
"Cook has average size and bulk for the position but he is dripping with instincts, explosiveness, and versatility. As a runner, he’s patient, letting his blocking develop before exploding through the line of scrimmage. His feet are always active and he can avoid defenders in tight quarters because of his quickness. He doesn’t have push-the-pile power at the line of scrimmage but once he builds up speed, he can run through tackles at the second and third levels of the defense. He is outstanding in the passing game, running clean routes and plucking the ball naturally. He will excel in the screen game at the next level. In pass protection, he is an effective cut blocker. Overall, Cook is perfect for the way the NFL game is played today. He is an explosive play waiting to happen."
In Cook’s NFL.com draft profile, he’s compared to Edgerrin James, which I don’t agree with. James was an explosive back that could pound the ball. Cook isn’t a guy that an NFL team can rely on to pound the ball between the tackles. He’s mostly an explosive outside runner.