The Philadelphia Eagles met with 2017 NFL Draft running back prospect Dalvin Cook for a private workout on Wednesday. This news comes from Bud Elliott of SB Nation’s Florida State Seminoles blog: Tomahawk Nation.
Florida State held its pro day Tuesday. Cook showed quite well, running the 40-yard dash and showing out in drills after a surprisingly poor combine showing in some of the same drills.
Wednesday, the Philadelphia Eagles, a team strongly in the market for a running back, stuck around and have a private workout with Cook, sources told Tomahawk Nation.
SportsRadio 94WIP’s Howard Eskin first reported last week the Eagles were meeting with Cook (and Joe Mixon). Now we have some confirmation.
Cook is one of the best running back prospects from this year’s class of talented rushers. He ranks No. 1 overall in BGN’s running back rankings.
Though clearly talented, Cook comes with a lot of concerns. He’s had multiple off-the-field issues. His injury history and his bad fumbling habit could easily prevent the Eagles from selecting him with the No. 14 overall pick.
There’s been some talk about Cook falling to the second round of the draft due to his red flags. The Eagles pick No. 43 overall in the second and might be willing to take a chance on him if he falls there. The team has certainly been doing their homework on Cook. Along with this workout, Philadelphia hosted him on an official pre-draft visit earlier this month.
For more on Cook, check out BGN’s scouting report.
It is hard not to watch Dalvin Cook and not think of Jamaal Charles. Charles has been one of the best backs in the league during his career and his blend of consistency and athletic ability allowed him to gain at least five yards per carry in every full season he played, a remarkable and unmatched feat. The two runners are both extraordinarily gifted runners and receivers whose biggest concern is health and being slightly skinny for the position.
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