The 2017 NFL Draft is off and running, and Florida State’s star running back Dalvin Cook will soon be as well— just a little farther north than Tallahassee. Cook was recently selected by the Minnesota Vikings, 41st overall, in the second round on Friday evening.
A two-time All-American for the Seminoles, Cook is the all-time leading rusher at FSU, having passed Warrick Dunn in just three seasons as a ’Nole. He also averaged the most rushing yards per game in the history of the Atlantic Coast Conference. He’s the only player ever to eclipse 4,000 career rushing yards in only three years of ACC competition. Cook was the third running back to come off the board in this year’s draft, behind LSU’s Leonard Fournette and Christian McCaffrey of Stanford.
Cook will join fellow ’Nole Xavier Rhodes as former FSU players now listed on the Vikings’ roster.
Cook’s draft status had been in some question, perhaps due to an alleged plot to sabotage him, as had been earlier reported.