By: Michael Duncan
Dalvin Cook, RB, Florida State
5’10” 210, 32 3/8″ arms, 9 1/4″ hands
4.49 40, 30 1/2″ inch vert, 116″ broad jump
2014: 13 games.170 att, 1008 yards, 8 TDs; 22 rec, 203 yards
2015: 12 games. 229 att, 1691 yards, 19 TDs; 24 rec, 244 yards, 1 TD.
2016: 13 games. 288 att, 1765 yards, 19 TDs; 33 rec, 488 yards, 1 TD.
Misc. Stats: Had 22 100+ yard games in his career.
Accolades: State Champion and USA Today All-American our of Miami Central High. 2015 Jim Brown Award. Doak Walker award finalist in 2016. Team captain
Injuries: Tore his rotator cuff in high school. Tore the front part of his labrum in 2014. Tore the back part of his labrum in 2016. Has had 3 surgeries on his shoulder.
History: Was charged with robbery in 2009, chargers were dropped. Firing and possessing a weapon on school property in 2010, charges also dropped. In June and July of 2014 he received a citation for shooting car windows with a BB gun, and a $550 fine from Tallahassee Animal Services for tying up 3 pit bulls together by the neck. Charged with a misdemeanor battery outside of a bar where he allegedly punched a woman in 2015 (found not guilty).
Strengths: Testing data doesn’t show it but on the field exhibits an elite blend of footwork, balance, acceleration and speed. Can exhibit surprising power inside and the ability to bounce of tackles. Quick cutback ability and can turn the corner against anyone (See Clemson game. Back to back long TD runs).
Weaknesses: Tested horribly at the combine. Stiff running routes in the pass game and adjusting to throws. A few too many ankle tackles. Too many negative plays and can lose vision inside by putting his head down.
Overview: The tape shows a truly dynamic player capable of taking it to the house every time he touches the ball against top competition. Medical and off the field concerns could cause him to slide.
Draft Projection: Top 20 pick
Phanaddict Draft Grade: 6.5.