The Philadelphia Eagles have been showing their interest in Florida State running back Dalvin Cook for the past month now.
Cook visited the Eagles early on in in March and was one of the team’s first pre-draft visitors. The Eagles made him a priority by bringing him in early on and have since kept a high interest.
The team currently sits at pick No. 14 in the upcoming 2017 NFL Draft. For Cook, where teams select him has been all ranging anywhere from early first to mid-second round.
SportsRadio 94 WIP brought Cook onto the show to talk about his level of interest with the Eagles and from what was said, the feeling seems to be mutual:
“Everything is going smooth. They’ve been showing heavy interest in me and I loved the city when I went there.”
“Philadelphia, it’s a great organization, great people. I think the program is on the rise. They just need a couple more guys to fill and help the program.”
During the interview, former Seminole compares himself to current free agent running back Jamaal Charles. If he is anything close to Charles’ prime years, he seems like a prospect the team can’t pass up.
What makes Cook automatically set up for success is his dual-threat ability as a runner and pass-catcher. The NFL today is leaning towards running backs who can catch the ball out the backfield and go 1-on-1 with opposing linebackers. Head coach Doug Pederson’s west coast offense perfectly fits Cook’s running style. The Eagles running game includes both Darren Sproles and Wendell Smallwood, but both backs have different styles. With Cook, the Eagles would be able to have the complete back that they are looking for.
In the hunt to find their starting running back of the future, the Eagles mutual interest with Cook is something to look at as the NFL Draft quickly approaches on April 27.