Daniel Jeremiah of NFL.com has the New York Giants selecting Dalvin Cook in his latest mock draft. Jerry Reese would be lucky to make that happen.
The New York Giants are approaching what will be one of the most influential events in franchise history. With an elite defense and a high-octane passing attack already secured, general manager Jerry Reese will look to create something elusive through the 2017 NFL Draft: sustainability.
In his most recent mock draft, Daniel Jeremiah of NFL.com offered a surprising opinion on whom the Giants could select at No. 23 overall: Florida State Seminoles running back Dalvin Cook.
Cook has his fair share of flaws, including 13 career fumbles, off-the-field issues, inconsistent pass blocking, and past injuries. Most local accounts have pegged Cook as a player and person who’s willing to work to improve, however, and at 21 years old, there’s certainly time for him to do so.
Having acknowledged the detractions, there are few who peg Cook as anything less than one of the most alluring players in this draft class.
Cook was the epitome of consistency and productivity during his three seasons with Florida State. He produced at an all-time level, received the 2015 Jim Brown Award, and was a two-time First-Team All-American.
The question is: if Cook actually does fall to No. 23 overall in the 2017 NFL Draft, why should Jerry Reese and the New York Giants select him?