(ABC)–Hey Redskins fans, the 2017 NFL Draft is on it’s way and the Burgundy and Gold have a lot of options on how they can use the 17th overall pick. In the weeks leading up to Draft Day we will be looking at multiple talented prospects who could become the next star in the Nation’s Capital.
The list starts off with Florida State running back Dalvin Cook, the talented tailback who made his mark during his three seasons in Tallahassee by becoming the Seminoles’ all-time leading rusher. Cook powered the FSU offense by rushing for 4,464 yards and 46 touchdowns, including a career-high 1,765 yards and 19 touchdowns in his junior year in 2016, leading the ‘Noles to a win over Michigan in the Orange Bowl.
Why This Pick Makes Sense:
The Redskins had the 21st ranked rushing attack in 2016 and bringing in a dynamic talent like Cook would help mightily, especially if Washington has to switch to a more run-heavy attack should the team have to part ways with quarterback Kirk Cousins. In Cook the Redskins could get themselves a true feature back after relying on a committee for many of the past few seasons. Cook is a big play waiting to happen, with a penchant for breaking tackles and ripping off long runs around the outside or between the tackles. He is also a dangerous pass catcher, wracking up 79 catches for 935 yards at FSU.
Why The Redskins Might Pass:
There are concerns about Cook’s off-field history and this drift is loaded with defensive talent, which is Washington’s biggest need.