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FSU's Dalvin Cook snubbed in first round, could go early on Day 2



The Bucs weren't the only team that passed on Florida State running back Dalvin Cook in the first round of the NFL draft.

All of them did Thursday night.

Cook was reportedly sliding down draft boards. Maybe it because of his athleticism - his numbers at the NFL's scouting combine were not good. Maybe it was because of rumblings about character concerns because Cook had multiple run-ins with the law, including a BB gun fight and a charge that he punched a woman in the face in 2015 (he was acquitted). Maybe it was because of the decreased value NFL teams have put on running backs (Leonard Fournette and Christian McCaffrey might be exceptions, not the rule).

Regardless, Cook - the Seminoles' all-time leading rusher - is available for the Packers, who have the first pick in the second round Friday night. The same Packers team that has only three running backs on the roster - one of them has 32 career rushing yards, and another (Ty Montgomery) is a converted receiver.

So while you might be shocked to see Cook fall into the second round, don't be surprised if he comes off the board early.

Other state players to watch on Day 2 include Gators cornerbacks Jalen Tabor and Quincy Wilson, safety Marcus Maye and linebacker Alex Anzalone, Miami quarterback Brad Kaaya, FSU defensive lineman DeMarcus Walker and USF running back Marlon Mack.


[Last modified: Thursday, April 27, 2017 11:48pm]


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