Cheb wrote:I have spent an inordinate amount of time looking at running backs this year. The more I watch Cook, the more I like him. Somewhat controversially, I might put Cook over McC or Fournette. Fournette needs a full head of steam to get going, and McC needs a crease. Neither guy gets much done without solid blocking in front of him, and both flub pretty badly when forced to redirect in the backfield by defensive contact and penetration. On a bad team or with bad blocking in front of him, I think either guy has a solid chance to bust.
By contrast, Cook can create on his own, which for a running back is pretty rare. Ore impressively, he can create with either power or speed. I know that clashes with Sparq scores and such nonsense, but Cook looks really good on grass with pads on while trying to beat a defense.
I don't know if I'm fully drinking the Kool aid, but I'm certainly thinking about it. The dude is legit.
Agree that Cook is the #1 back in this draft. On the field. It isn't particularly close either, imo. Agree Fournette's power is mostly core/upper body. Also don't like his balance at all. I'm starting to consider Cook at 19 because he looks truly special. I would not want us to draft Fournette at 19. He's no AP, imo. Not Zeke Elliot either (who I loved watching cutups last year and was no Dalvin Cook).