The prediction held steady from his previous mockup - McShay seems convinced there’s a good argument that, should Cook be available at No. 17, the Redskins would snag the Florida State star.
Cook is 5-10 and 210 pounds, and ran a 4.49 40-yard dash at the scouting combine. He piled up 1,691 yards in 2015 and then 1,765 in 2016, when he was an Associated Press first team All-American.
With that kind of production and potential, there are reasons Cook could drop to the later half of the first round. He has 13 career fumbles and some health issues — Cook has had three shoulder surgeries since high school and had hamstring troubles through most of 2015 — as well as a history of run-ins with the law in both high school and college, though none led to convictions.
Still, if things work out well for Cook in the NFL, he looks like a three-down back who has home-run hitter potential. If he’s still available when the Redskins take their turn, McShay thinks that could be too tempting to pass up.
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