The Vikings explain why they took a shot on FSU running back Dalvin Cook Joe Robbins/Getty Images
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 02: Running back Dalvin Cook of Florida State answers questions from the media on Day 2 of the NFL Combine at the Indiana Convention Center on March 2, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Trader Rick Spielman, who entered this draft with 16 draft-day trades in five years as Minnesota Vikings general manager, sat patiently for as long as he could before swinging a deal with Cincinnati to go after free-falling Florida State running back Dalvin Cook with the ninth pick of the second round. “We…

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