Florida State running back Dalvin Cook has been dropping down the NFL Draft boards because of his reported off-field issues and the perception that Leonard Fournette and Christian McCaffrey could make a bigger impact right away. However, he’s still likely going to be a first-round selection, just not by a team in the top 10 or 15.
It’s looking like he might drop to the home state Tampa Bay Buccaneers at pick No. 19 and that’s probably a place he doesn’t mind going to. At least that’s what SEC Network analyst Booger McFarland is hearing:
Cook also took a visit to Tampa on Wednesday so it’s looking like Cook could reunite with his former teammate and Heisman winner in Jameis Winston. It would certainly give the Bucs an advantage in that there’s no chemistry that has to be created between the two and Cook is not only a great runner, but a solid pass-catcher out of the backfield and can block when needed. He finished as the school’s all-time leader in rushing yards in only three years and had almost 1,000 career receiving yards as well.