4. Dalvin Cook:
I am not buying that Cook is falling to the 16th pick in the NFL Draft. It’s no longer taboo to take a running back in the first round. Cook is a lightning bolt of a football player. He has speed, vision, power and he can beat you every which way. Cook is like Ray Rice, but faster, stronger and more of a difference maker. The best comparison for Cook is Ladanian Tomlinson. There is simply nothing at the running back position that Cook cannot do.
When you look at the production that this prospect put up, it just wow’s you. He was the reason the Florida State Seminoles took down the mighty Michigan Wolverines defense in the Orange Bowl. In that game Cook, gained 145 yards on the ground and 62 in the air. That’s not even Cook’s best performance of the 2016 season; against South Florida he ran for 267 yards and had 62 yards as a receiver. This season he had nine games with over 100 rushing yards and two games over 200 rushing yards.
Cook has a chance to be special. Imagining what the Ravens could do with Cook joining Kenneth Dixon in the backfield, now that’s a dream come true. If Cook makes it past the top 10 picks, the Ravens would be justified in trading up to get him. They can justify moving up five to six spots if they feel comfortable to do so.