Dalvin Cook

Dalvin Cook

RB - FA

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Dalvin Cook visits Eagles

NFL Network's Mike Garafolo is reporting former FSU running back Dalvin Cook visited with the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday.

Fantasy Impact

The Eagles, who have the 14th overall pick in the upcoming NFL draft, have a need at running back. And although they haven't selected a rusher in the first round since selecting Keith Byars 10th overall in 1986, Cook is on their radar. The former FSU standout is ranked second behind LSU star Leonard Fournette on the running back draft boards by most experts and barring a setback, he is a sure-fire first-round pick in April. The Eagles still have Ryan Mathews, Darren Sproles and Wendell Smallwood -- their top three backs from last season -- under contract, but the former could ultimately be released, which opens up the top spot on the depth chart for Cook.

Dalvin Cook compared to Fred Taylor

Pro Football Focus compares former FSU running back Dalvin Cook to former Jacksonville Jaguars running back Fred Taylor.

Fantasy Impact

"In his prime, Taylor had elite, game-changing ability, and that is what separates Cook from the other backs in this class," writes the PFF team. "He can turn the slightest crease into a big play, and he can contribute as a weapon in the passing game." Cook is expected to be either the first or second running back taken in this years draft and is assured a spot in the first round barring any character concerns that come to light as the process plays out. He should slot in as his team's top RB right away, making him worth drafting in the middle rounds of fantasy drafts next season.

Alexander Onushco9 weeks ago