Miami Central Legend Dalvin Cook A First Round Snub
He was compared to Marshall Faulk, Le’Veon Bell, Edgerrin James, and Chris Johnson.
But on Thursday, Dalvin Cook wasn’t among the prospects taken in the first-round of the 2017 NFL Draft in Philadelphia. He was sitting with his family in Miami and will likely be among Friday’s second day picks. Cook finished his Florida State career with 145 rushing yards and a touchdown, earning Orange Bowl MVP in the Seminoles’ win against Michigan. The former Miami Central star is the Seminoles’ all-time leading rusher.
LSU’s Leonard Fournette was the first running back off of the draft board when the Jacksonville Jaguars picked him at No. 4. Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey skipped over Cook again at pick No. 8 by the Carolina Panthers.
Despite seven of the first 10 players selected being offensive skill positions, Cook waited. The Seminoles previsouly had a first round selection in every NFL draft since 2012 and 35 first-rounders since 1990. None were drafted Friday.
Despite those staggering stats, the Seminoles hadn’t had a running back selected in the first round since Warrick Dunn in the 1997 NFL Draft. Sammie Smith went in the first round of the 1989 NFL Draft and Dexter Carter went in the first round of the 1990 draft.
NFL draft analyst Mike Mayock had Cook pegged for the No. 27 pick by the Kansas City Chiefs. Other NFL draft analysts had him going as high as pick No. 17 by the Washington Redskins.
Betty Cook, Dalvin’s grandmother who fostered him in Opa-Locka, recently told Sports Illustrated that…
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