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Dalvin Cook - 5.011 206*
Looks the part. Thickly built, muscular athlete with good bulk and overall build for an NFL lead tailback. Compact, lean player. Looks to have legitimate sub 4.5 field speed, routinely outruns collegiate players to the boundary. Difficult to catch or chase down once in the open field, has another gear to separate in the third part of the field. Flashes nuanced, patient vision as a zone runner. Routinely identifies the backside opportunity. When needed, presses downhill adequately in man and power concepts. V good play strength, secondary-level players want nothing to do with him (see Mackenzie Alexander in the '15 game). Runs with forward lean and delivers compact strike to would-be tacklers. Unafraid in the box, not at all a finesse runner. Sufficient fluidity and lateral movement in short space; good hip and ankle flexion. Soft feet allow him to redirect with control and suddenness. Highly productive and can contribute in the passing game. Tenacious but raw as a blocker. Kid brother is a rising soph. at the same school. From the Little River area in Dade.
Not many from an on the field standpoint. Checks almost all the boxes you'd like. Doesn't carry quite as much weight as would be ideal; frame is likely maxed out. Field speed will need to be confirmed but appears to be v good. Sometimes shows some hesitance pressing the LOS in power concepts. Has had multiple off field incidents, one of which involved an assault charge against a female student in the area. Was dismissed from the team only to be re-instated; will need to be J flagged for that reason. Lingering concerns about a bone spur injury he suffered in highschool.