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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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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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