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Vikings wrap up draft class by signing Dalvin Cook

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The Vikings got a slower start than some of their NFL peers when it came to signing their 2017 draft picks, but they went quickly once they got going.

Running back Dalvin Cook signed his four-year deal with the team on Wednesday. The second-round pick is the 11th of 11 picks to agree to terms with the Vikings, who signed its first pick less than a week ago.

Cook left Florida State as the school’s all-time leading rusher and his productive college career left some thinking that he’d be a first-round pick in April. That didn’t happen, but he landed in a good spot with a Vikings team that is looking for a lead back after parting ways with Adrian Peterson.

Cook will have to compete with Latavius Murray and Jerick McKinnon for that role in the short term and a good rookie season would go a long way toward putting him in that spot come 2018.

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39 Responses to “Vikings wrap up draft class by signing Dalvin Cook”
  1. contra74 says: May 31, 2017 5:00 PM

    Great job getting all draft picks signed.

    Now let’s focus on getting better during camp.

  2. FlikeMorio says: May 31, 2017 5:05 PM

    ROTY.

  3. nathanp2013 says: May 31, 2017 5:09 PM

    That’s the rookie of the year for you!

  4. cb2gbequalssb says: May 31, 2017 5:10 PM

    lol, what a waste of a pick for this team. Plenty of other areas to address before a RB.

  5. GenXJ says: May 31, 2017 5:14 PM

    Officially, the other 31 teams missed out.

  6. bridgeh2o says: May 31, 2017 5:22 PM

    Dalvin Cook was an absolute steal…….packers missed out, BIG TIME, on Cook. They need an RB badly.

    Ted Thompson is a genius!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. smstonerock says: May 31, 2017 5:23 PM

    I’m calling a Lions sweep again this year.

  8. hmmm71 says: May 31, 2017 5:31 PM

    Hoping Dalvin focuses on the right things. He has the talent to be very special.

  9. allight59 says: May 31, 2017 5:32 PM

    A more dynamic Ezekial Elliot…then, Murray for short yardage and clock killing when we have the lead….this should be fun…..

  10. pkrlvr says: May 31, 2017 5:39 PM

    Dalvin Cook was an absolute steal…….packers missed out, BIG TIME, on Cook. They need an RB badly.

    Ted Thompson is a genius!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ——–
    I know I’m talking to MN fans but how about let him play a game first? That’s why everyone makes fun of Viking fans. Went through the same thing last year with Treadwell and look what happened.

  11. fmc651 says: May 31, 2017 5:48 PM

    cb2gbequalssb says:
    May 31, 2017 5:10 PM

    lol, what a waste of a pick for this team. Plenty of other areas to address before a RB.
    ))))))))))))))))

    What team do you follow? And what players would you have taken instead? They filled the needs of the team. I don’t think you know this team very well.

  12. lovemesomevikewins says: May 31, 2017 5:49 PM

    Best RB in draft class. Great job Vikes

  13. screamingyellowzonkers says: May 31, 2017 5:50 PM

    pkrlvr says:
    May 31, 2017 5:39 PM
    Dalvin Cook was an absolute steal…….packers missed out, BIG TIME, on Cook. They need an RB badly.

    Ted Thompson is a genius!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ——–
    I know I’m talking to MN fans but how about let him play a game first? That’s why everyone makes fun of Viking fans. Went through the same thing last year with Treadwell and look what happened.
    ———————————————-
    Maybe you should take your own advice.
    Packer fans claimed another piece to get a SUPERBOWL when signing an 11 year vet lineman.

    Packer fans claimed another preseason SUPERBOWL when Aaron broke up with Olivia saying he could concentrate on a Super Bowl.

    You are clueless pkrlvr.

  14. tjacks7 says: May 31, 2017 5:54 PM

    cb2gbequalssb says:

    lol, what a waste of a pick for this team. Plenty of other areas to address before a RB.

    Yea more teams should start WRs at RB and shooting guards at CB. That Ted Thompson sure is a genius.

  15. lovemesomevikewins says: May 31, 2017 5:54 PM

    smstonerock says:
    May 31, 2017 5:23 PM
    I’m calling a Lions sweep again this year.

    ////////////

    I’m calling a Viking sweep this year.
    That was fun.

  16. distracted9 says: May 31, 2017 6:11 PM

    Actually Mixon is the best back in that class and it’s not even close. Cook is good and will have a good career I’m sure but I wouldn’t get too awfully excited he’s easily stripped and has a need to slap around pregnant women. He would’ve been my 5th choice at RB.

  17. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: May 31, 2017 6:24 PM

    Cook is better than Fournette for sure. However, the best RB from this draft class is Mixon. Still great signing for the Vikings.

  18. aggression44 says: May 31, 2017 6:45 PM

    Good luck to the NFC north. Honestly, good luck… except the pack.

  19. cribbage12 says: May 31, 2017 6:47 PM

    Has a chance to be the 3rd best RB in the division after Montgomery and Howard.

  20. 250dollarnflowner says: May 31, 2017 6:54 PM

    the top 3 rb’s in the north division are all on MN’s roster

  21. nitzie says: May 31, 2017 7:46 PM

    I can tell it’s the offseason. Vikings fans are predicting a championship.

  22. 60for90 says: May 31, 2017 7:52 PM

    Welcome to Minnesota Dalvin! We’re excited you’re a Viking! I look forward to seeing you during training camp in Mankato.

  23. f1restarter says: May 31, 2017 8:10 PM

    It was either sign with the Vikings or quit football and scrub floors at the local hospital.

    He just needed some time to think about it.

  24. beerbratscheese says: May 31, 2017 8:32 PM

    I want to ask Vikings fans something. Downote me all you want, but I also want you to seriously think about this. In this quarterback-driven league, do you think Cook can lead the Vikings to more team success than Peterson had in his career?

  25. wtfru2 says: May 31, 2017 9:01 PM

    Have ya’ll noticed all the sparing between the Vikings and Packers with no attention to the Lions?

    Stafford and company may surprise the whole group!

    Just sayin…. Vikes 1, Lions 2, Packers 3, and Da Bears 4.

    I predict Aaron gets injured in week 9 and without him they lose the rest of the season….. Ted Thompson’s luck finally runs out. Without the insurance salesman they are nothing!

  26. skolvikes says: May 31, 2017 9:40 PM

    FWIW –

    He’s slotted to make $6.3 million over 4 years, with a $2.7 million signing bonus and a $1.15 million cap hit this year.

  27. skolvikes says: May 31, 2017 9:44 PM

    To the contract point above.

    Leonard Fournette – 4 years $27 million. $17.8 million signing bonus, $4.9 million cap hit this year.

    Cook = STEAL

  28. jbvikes says: May 31, 2017 11:33 PM

    AP who? SKOL!!

  29. djvh2 says: Jun 1, 2017 12:01 AM

    2017: Vikings win the championship. Cook is ROTY. Bradford is league MVP. Vikings defense finishes first in pts, yardage and sacks. Treadwell catches 100 passes and almost gets 1000 yards. Bridgewater starts in 2018 and is MVP. Vikings win 10 championships in a row!

    Spring is so much fun.

  30. nhpats says: Jun 1, 2017 7:24 AM

    The Vikings are now loaded to compete for 3rd place in the NFCN

  31. averagepete says: Jun 1, 2017 9:22 AM

    This guy doesn’t impress me. Not only does he have a criminal background, any defense that gameplans for him shuts him down. Watched Texas shut him down in the Peach Bowl a couple of years ago.

  32. dawoger says: Jun 1, 2017 9:25 AM

    So if the 1st place Packers are nothing without A-Rod, what does that make the 3rd place barneys without the fragile Fred Samford? Dolts!

  33. The Almighty Cabbage says: Jun 1, 2017 9:59 AM

    The last (and only) time Rodgers missed significant time to an injury the Packers still won the division. They’re the class of the division and will be unless and until another team actually rises up and takes it from them. Your bluster won’t do it.

    You guys have been spouting this same spiel for the past 20+ years (first it was Favre, now it’s Rodgers) and it makes as little sense now as it did then. Nothing has changed. The Packers are still king of the hill, although Detroit is right there. The Vikings are on the verge of their fourth failed head coach since 2001. They’ll be lucky to escape with third place. Chicago’s recovering from Emery & Trestmann, slowly but surely, and they’ll be back in the hunt sooner rather than later.

    So save your bluster until the Vikings actually do something. Wishing will not make it so. Or are you some kind of a magic purple, with powers the past 20+ years worth of purples didn’t have? Either way, thanks for the grins.

  34. ducks4remi says: Jun 1, 2017 10:08 AM

    In related news, Target stores in the twin cities area have sold out of confetti and ticker tape for the annual offseason championship parade!

  35. aj66shanghai says: Jun 1, 2017 10:36 AM

    Welcome back Vikings fans. Haven’t all but 5 of you since, oh, week 10 or so last season.

  36. h0metownzero says: Jun 1, 2017 11:18 AM

    Crime doesn’t pay.

    Except in MN.

  37. northwoodsv2 says: Jun 1, 2017 11:53 AM

    Those 2 wins were against Dallas (8-8) and Atlanta (4-12), and the tie against Minnesota was on your own home turf, where you’re supposed to be invincible.

    Again, not very impressive, but congrats.

  38. The Phantom Stranger says: Jun 1, 2017 4:00 PM

    nitzie says:
    May 31, 2017 7:46 PM

    I can tell it’s the offseason. Vikings fans are predicting a championship.
    _______

    Not a single Viking fan predicted a championship but you write this. It’s almost as if you guys make this stuff up.

  39. northwoodsv2 says: Jun 2, 2017 2:39 PM

    beerbratscheese says:
    May 31, 2017 8:32 PM

    I want to ask Vikings fans something. Downote me all you want, but I also want you to seriously think about this. In this quarterback-driven league, do you think Cook can lead the Vikings to more team success than Peterson had in his career?
    —————————————————-

    Not in those words. He will not “lead” the team to success, he will contribute to it. He hasn’t demonstrated the “me first” attitude that Peterson did that caused them to adjust the game plan around him. Cook will be a valuable PART of the offense. Peterson wanted to BE the offense, which worked against all but the really good teams, which are generally all that’s left playing in January.

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