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Florida State football, recruiting news: Could Dalvin Cook fall to 27th in the 2017 NFL Draft?

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Football:

  • In his latest 2017 NFL mock draft, Daniel Jeremiah of NFL.com has former FSU RB Dalvin Cook falling to the Kansas City Chiefs at No. 27 overall. He has Cook slated as the third running back taken behind Leonard Fournette and Christian McCaffrey. What do you think about this projection?

Cook is the perfect fit in Andy Reid's system, and he would be a tremendous value at this point in the draft. The Chiefs could then turn around and trade one of their current backs for an extra draft pick.

  • Other outlets, such as Pro Football Focus, has Cook going much higher at 17th in its latest projections. He is also the first running back taken in that mock draft.

Cook had been going higher in my previous mock drafts, but other positions came off the board first in this one. Cook is a big-play threat every time he touches the ball, and he does a nice job of maximizing his run blocking, as evidenced by his nation-leading 90 forced missed tackles last season. He hits the edge as well as any running back in the class, and that same big-play ability is on display in the passing game, where he can create mismatches out of the backfield or split out wide.

Recruiting:

  • As Bud Elliott writes, star WB Dorian Thompson-Robinson is still strongly considering Florida State as he inches closer to a top 5 list.
  • Former three-star fullback UCF linebacker Mario Mathis will be transferring to Florida State. It will be his fifth and final year of eligibility.

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