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Dolmonite26


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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SteelKing728 wrote:
I think Murray is a pretty poor receiver, but that offense could still work.

If we still had the 15th pick without Sam on the roster, I'd take Malik Hooker, or trade back and get Forrest Lamp/Ryan Rymczak (sp?) A little later


Its been pretty well established that Murray is at least competent as receiving back
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Dolmonite26 wrote:
SteelKing728 wrote:
I think Murray is a pretty poor receiver, but that offense could still work.

If we still had the 15th pick without Sam on the roster, I'd take Malik Hooker, or trade back and get Forrest Lamp/Ryan Rymczak (sp?) A little later


Its been pretty well established that Murray is at least competent as receiving back


I haven't got that impression from watching him or from the opinion of any Raiders fans.

He did have a solid amount of receptions in 2015. Less this year and only 50 in college. 0 career touchdowns as a receiver. I didn't get a good impression from the few reports I just read on him.

Do you have any sources to refute this?
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Rob Demovsky, who covers the Packers, wrote:

The biggest impact rookie in the NFC North could be Vikings second-round pick Dalvin Cook. The Florida State running back who went No. 41 overall was under consideration by the Packers when they took cornerback Kevin King at No. 33. A running back might be able to make a bigger immediate impact than a cornerback.

http://www.vikings.com/news/lunch-break/article-1/Lunchbreak-Cook-Elflein-are-Candidates-for-All-Rookie-Team/03ec603d-c8fb-422e-93a0-6af1561b4ac1
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I knew it! He is just too special in space:

http://vikingswire.usatoday.com/2017/05/12/vikings-rb-dalvin-cook-could-contribute-on-special-teams/
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Blows my mind how big of a steal we potentially got with this one. Going into the combine, Cook was Mike Mayock's top RB on the board. That's some crazy value as the third RB off the board in the mid-2nd.
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Vikings rookie running back Dalvin Cook drew raves during rookie minicamp. That has continued during organized team activities. Offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur said Wednesday on the second day of OTAs that the second-round pick is fitting in quite well.

Shurmur: He certainly caught our eye in the rookie stuff. Now that hes in with the vets, you can still see all the things that we saw. Hes a very instinctive runner. Hell get his foot down and gets up the field. Hes actually pretty instinctive when it comes to who to block in pass protection and he catches the ball extremely well. Hes making good progress.

http://www.twincities.com/2017/05/24/vikings-rookie-rb-dalvin-cook-draws-praise-at-otas/
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I don't have the link, but on NFL.com, Maurice Jones-Drew said he believes Dalvin Cook will be our guy from day 1.
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I don't have the link, but on NFL.com, Maurice Jones-Drew said he believes Dalvin Cook will be our guy from day 1.


http://www.vikings.com/media-vault/videos/MJD-Breaks-Down-Vikings-Running-Back-Battle/599d3ba7-06cb-4247-bec3-e9907d406556
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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I don't have the link, but on NFL.com, Maurice Jones-Drew said he believes Dalvin Cook will be our guy from day 1.

I agree.

Yes, we signed Murray, but that was not knowing Cook would be there. This was a guy Mike Mayock had as the No. 1 RB entering the combine. Not just the top guy behind Fournette, but the top guy period. Still somewhat shocked that we got him in the 2nd round.

This isn't some small-school project who needs time to develop. Obviously they're making him earn that job, but I don't doubt that he could have the biggest RB role from Day 1.
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Cook: Youve always got to put that stuff behind you. It can be a learning tool for a lot of people. I go back home and I talk to some of the people in the neighborhood, I just try to get them to learn from my situation and just build from that. And thats what Im doing building as a man, becoming a better person, with better people in the locker room and just being around the vets and learning how to be a pro.

Spielman: I think he has probably woken up a little bit about how important football is, and I truly believe that he is on a mission coming up here and is going to be a great football player for us.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/05/31/dalvin-cook-focusing-on-becoming-a-better-person/
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Cook: Youve always got to put that stuff behind you. It can be a learning tool for a lot of people. I go back home and I talk to some of the people in the neighborhood, I just try to get them to learn from my situation and just build from that. And thats what Im doing building as a man, becoming a better person, with better people in the locker room and just being around the vets and learning how to be a pro.

Spielman: I think he has probably woken up a little bit about how important football is, and I truly believe that he is on a mission coming up here and is going to be a great football player for us.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/05/31/dalvin-cook-focusing-on-becoming-a-better-person/

That quote was taking from a piece Tom Pelissero wrote on the rookie. It's worth a read: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/vikings/2017/05/30/minnesota-vikings-dalvin-cook-draft-character-questions/102306208/
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Cook: "Im learning how to be a pro, learning how to be a better teammate and a player, also. Im just having fun and embracing everything from the vets.

http://www.vikings.com/news/article-1/Dalvin-Cook-Learning-from-Locker-Neighbor-Terence-Newman/b442f098-1483-47d5-80ce-afe0219af2b0


turns out his locker mate is Terrance Newman, 17 years his senior.
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The running back, taken with the No. 41 pick in the second round by the Vikings, finalized a four-year $6.35 million deal on Wednesday that includes a signing bonus of $2.76 million.

http://www.twincities.com/2017/05/31/rb-dalvin-cook-is-the-vikings-11th-and-final-draft-pick-to-sign/
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I still can't believe we got this guy. Went into the draft just hoping he didn't go to GB, Chicago, or Detroit.
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Robert Smith: I think hes going to be a contributor from Day 1. I think he has incredible potential. I really think its a coup the Vikings getting him in the second round. Hes got everything. Hes a guy that hits home runs, hes got great vision at the line, hes got really good patience. He knows what kind of angles to take, and hes got that explosive speed. So hes got it all.

Smith, in his second season as a college football analyst at Fox Sports, had his first 1,000-yard season in his fifth season with the Vikings, and barely had more than 1,000 yards in his first three NFL seasons combined. He finished his career with four consecutive 1,000-yard seasons, unexpectedly retiring after the 2000 season.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/06/07/robert-smith-expects-dalvin-cook-to-reach-1000-yards-before-he-did/[/b]
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