By Kyle Ratke
We’ve been busy reviewing the 2017 draft class for the Minnesota Vikings.
Today, we’ll review the second round where the Vikings selected running back Dalvin Cook out of Florida State.
The purpose of this isn’t to see “who the Vikings missed on,” but instead to see how the players the Vikings did select performed.
The Vikings selected Cook with the 41st overall pick after trading up with the Bengals, who would select Joe Mixon seven spots later.
Cook’s season abruptly ended in Week 4 when he tore his ACL against the Lions, but Cook looked like the Rookie of the Year before his injury.
Cook ran for 354 yards and two touchdowns over four weeks while catching 11 passes for 90 yards. In his first game against the Saints, he set a Vikings rookie record, rushing for 127 yards. In Week 3 against Tampa Bay, Cook ran for 97 yards and a touchdown while catching five passes for 72 yards.
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