After a wild first night of the 2017 NFL Draft the dust has settled. Still we are left with plenty of great talent in round two. Mainly FSU running back Dalvin Cook.
Cook’s on the field ability arguably made him the best back in the class next to Leonard Fournette and Christian McCaffrey who both went inside the top 10 Thursday night. Off the field issues and liability’s though have caused Cook to slide to round two which begins Friday night.
At this point, whoever gets Cook has drafted a steal in terms of value and big boost to whichever offense he is drafted to.
Cook’s first chance to be selected could be at the top of the round to the Green Bay Packers. The Packers were so desperate for running back help at the end of last season and the playoffs that they were using wide receiver Ty Montgomery to take hand-offs.
Imagine a backfield of Aaron Rodgers and Cook to go along with the electric pass game they possess. If he slips past the Packers or if Green Bay doesn’t trade the pick to someone that wants Cook, it could open a spot for the Buccaneers to swoop in ahead of the next running back needy teams the Philadelphia Eagles or even the Washington Redskins.
Both of those NFC East rivals could be looking to nab the star back. The Bucs should look to trade the 50th overall selection, and a mix of the 84th, 125th or other future picks to move up between picks 34-41.
It’s curious to note that GM Jason Licht has traded up in the second round of each of the last two drafts. Meanwhile, a couple of sleeper teams to potentially look out for that might be interested in the FSU star, also are the Bills Giants, and Colts.
The Bucs could still end up making one of the biggest splashes of the draft by getting Cook after passing on him to take O.J. Howard in round one. Add Cook? You are forming one of the best young offenses in the league today.