Although Dalvin Cook has had an injury prone start to his career, he’s shown his potential when he’s healthy. Cook was injured in week 4 of the 2017 season, and that injury prevented him from being a full-time starter in 2018. However, a lot of experts agree that Cook could be one of the best running backs in the NFL.
Maurice Jones-Drew recently ranked all 32 starting running backs in the NFL. Here is what he had to say:
The hiring of Gary Kubiak in Minnesota bodes well for Cook. Throughout the years, Kubiak has turned unheralded backs into 1,000-yard rushers, including former sixth-round pick (and Hall of Famer) Terrell Davis and Mike Anderson (in Denver), Steve Slaton and undrafted free agent Adrian Foster (in Houston) and Ray Rice (in Baltimore). Cook is one of the more naturally talented backs Kubiak has worked with. Look for the third-year veteran to be maximized in this year’s offense – IF he can stay healthy.
Cook was the highest ranked running back in the NFC North. Hopefully, everything comes together for the Vikings this season
– Intern Reece