Dalvin Cook is battling Leonard Fournette to be the top running back selected in the 2017 NFL Draft. Cook ran a 4.5 in both his first and second attempt. The time is unofficial until the NFL releases the final numbers after the running back workouts.
Cook is off to a good start in Indianapolis with 22 reps in the bench press drill, the fourth most of any running back.
Some prefer Cook over Leonard Fournette given his versatility. Cook has more experience being utilized in the passing game, a plus for the NFL game. He had 488 receiving yards and a receiving touchdown in his Junior season at Florida State. Cook rushed for 1,765 yards and 19 touchdowns.
One scout told NFL.com he expects Cook to run in the 4.3’s.
“I think Dalvin could be a high 4.3s guy at the Combine, and his value on third down is going to make him a weapon. I see a Jamaal Charles-type guy with his great vision and open-field ability,” the scout told NFL.com.
Cook was on par with Fournette who ran a 4.51.