Brooks: Cook > Fournette

January 17th, 2017
Top in class?

Top in class?

As you will hear later today in the Ira Kaufman Podcast, Joe and Ira discuss the possibility of the Bucs trading up in the first round for a player that could make Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht tingly.

Could that player be a running back?

If it is, Bucky Brooks of believes Licht should jump all over Dalvin Cook. Brooks says the Florida State running back’s superior pass-catching abilities will make him a better player on the next level.

The 2017 draft class is loaded at the running back position with LSU’s Leonard Fournette sitting at the top of many lists. While the rugged runner from the Bayou certainly deserves a top grade based on his impressive set of tools (size, speed, power and vision) and ultra-physical running style, the dynamic playmaking potential of Florida State’s Dalvin Cook could make him a better pro when it is all said and done. I know that might be considered blasphemy in some circles based on the Fournette’s reputation as a game changer, but a close look at Cook’s game reveals an electric multi-purpose runner with a knack for delivering explosive plays whenever he has the ball in his hands. […]

While I understand the hesitancy with Cook due to the questions about his ability to thrive in a power-based offense, I believe the Florida State standout is a superior pass-catcher and playmaker in the passing game. He shows exceptional patience on screens but is also a legitimate threat to win against linebackers on option routes. Considering how many teams are built around their passing games, I expect Cook to sit atop some draft boards despite Fournette’s sterling evaluation.

Well, if the draft class is loaded with running backs, it tells Joe unless Licht is head-over-heels in love with a running back, he won’t trade up for a running back.

Better, instead, let the draft shake out and roll with that.

104 Responses to “Brooks: Cook > Fournette”

  1. Blake_Bucsfan Says:

    Bucky Brooks is far from what I would call an authority on Draft talent. This is a dude who was hyping Nelson Aghalor.

  2. Lunchbox Says:

    Blake-After reading your back and forth yesterday with NosBos regarding draft priorities, I took a look at Mixon’s game tape. VERY impressive. If not for the incident with that girl, he’d be top to mid first rounder I think. I’d totally be cool with it if we could get him in the 3rd or 4th rd.

  3. Rojas Says:

    Don’t think he will be there when we pick. We have other needs anyway.. such as WR, S, OL, DT, DE

    We can always draft Mixon in the later rounds.

  4. Buccaneer scotty Says:

    Pass ,unless he falls to us . No trade

  5. BucsFan93 Says:

    Please no trading up for cook… we have too many needs… get d’onta foreman or Alvin kamara in 2nd round… that would be great

  6. Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    I agree Joe. I don’t see Licht moving up for a RB, not in the 1st round anyway. I would hugely prefer to see us take a DE in the 1st rd. We can use FA to fill many holes, and then further supplement via the draft. But not DE – they are ridiculously expensive in FA. The value is just not there.

  7. IndyBucsFan Says:

    Not the Brooks I was expecting..

  8. Pawel Says:

    Please if you haven’t heard or seen, let’s get WR Cooper Kupp. !

  9. Joeypoppems Says:

    If Cook and Fournette were the 2 clear cut RBs in a shallow draft class and RB was our biggest need then I would say yes, trade up. However it is a deep draft class at the position and RB is not our biggest need. Im against RB in the 1st round no matter who is there.

  10. Bob in valrico Says:

    RB needs major upgrade,the last time we had good scoring contributions from running game was 2012 when Martin had 12 TD’s. In a division where Atlanta averages 31 points a game we need more weapons for both running and passing game.

  11. Pickgrin Says:

    It would take approximately our 1st, 2nd and 4th round picks to move up 10 spots and draft Cook. That’s if he’s even still available at #9.

    That makes 0 sense for the Buccaneers in a draft that is heavy with RB talent – regardless of how highly they might have him rated.

    Too many other needs to be spending those kind of resources on a RB

  12. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    The GM will never trade up unless he’s the next coming of Marshall Faulk………….he’s using the Patriots model of building through the draft for DURABLE players……..

    There’s more pressing needs than a RB for the bucs

  13. Tampa Tony Says:

    You want to model your team based on the model of playoff teams there are no 1st round RBs playing right now. This offseason needs to be focused on upgrading the talent on both lines and the receivers

  14. Phil Says:

    I would love to see Dalvin Cook in a Bucs uniform. I don’t think he will be there when we pick. We will have to get in front of the Ravens to make that happen and I afraid the price might be a little high to do that

  15. macabee Says:

    Just my opinion. If we get WR/TE weapons for Jameis, our current RBs get much better. I’m also not counting Martin (two time pro bowl) out yet with a revised contract and renewed incentive to play. I love Cook, but definitely can’t afford to trade up for him. If he’s there at 19, somethings wrong!

    Patience! Check out RBs Saquon Barkley/PSU and Derrius Guice/LSU for 2018.

  16. Xandtar Says:

    If we’re going to trade up for a RB, I’d go for Fournette. But I think we need another wide receiver more. Our draft position isn’t good enough to get the best of the class at the classic positions but RB is a funny one, sometimes they drop for no good reason. If either Cook or Fournette were available at 19 I’d be pretty tempted then, for sure the very best wideouts are gone by then and so are the very best defensive ends.

  17. nate_tweetz Says:

    1st rd: WR – Corey Davis (W. Mich.)
    2nd rd: TE – Jordan Leggett (Clemson)
    3rd rd: RB – Joe Mixon (OK)

    … I wouldn’t be mad… Just say’in.

  18. Q Says:

    If jason licht can pull this off (trading up for cook before hes gone) ill cry……as a die hard bucs and nole fan ….it would be a dream cpme true to once again see jameis and cook sharing the field again…just thinking about it makes me wanna shed a tear

  19. J 2.0 Says:

    We aren’t going to draft Mixon. Not happening,

    Everyone overlooks one big name RB for the Bucs, and if he is available at #19 I think you can bank on the Bucs taking him.

    With the style of Koetter’s offense and this players skillset it is a no-brainer to me. He would never lead the league in rushing but could be a 1000 rushing 1000 receiving yard player.

    Christian McCaffery.

    Don’t sleep on him.

  20. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    Again this is virtually impossible to predict because we haven’t seen what March bring us. What kind of toys will TL pick up in FA.

    What if he really really shocked us and picked up two WR’s. I’m not even suggesting this will happen but it’s fun to wish isn’t it. Imagine we sign Pryor AND Desean Jackson? All of the sudden our WR corps becomes an incredible strength and #3 has all kinds of weapons…ME…Pryor on the other side and Jackson’s speed to keep the safeties from cheating up. Toss in Brate and Hump dependable hands and smart route running and whewie!!! Hey a guy can dream.

    I LOVE Dalvin Cook. If he falls to us, or we can get him without spending additional draft resources I like him…if not I’m getting higher and higher on the Texas kid.

    Blake put up a link last night that showed Forman was the best pass protecting back in all of CFB!!! Imagine a reasonably fast (Doug Martin fast) 250lb guy who rushed for over 100 yards ten game last year…he’s consistent…no giants games against tomato cans to inflate his stats…and he can BLOCK.

    The only possible knock is that he only caught 7 passes. I honestly do not know if that a function of his receiving skills or Strong’s offense. Doesn’t matter to me though. NFL brains claim a powerful RB who can’t catch is a liability because D’s find the run too predictable.

    I say bring it…stack the box…if he’s the best blocker coming out and #3 is terrific with play action passes and #3 has ME…Pryor and Jackson as targets our offense would be powerful AND explosive. When is the last time the Bucs were truly able to go into beast mode? Legarette Blount?

  21. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    Funny how they continue to come out and state the obvious Blake. Star in Making. And trust me dude I will be highlighting his entire career to you week by week where ever he ends up(Tampa).

  22. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    So Be My Guest. Go right ahead an hate with every ounce of your being on this Great site called JBF. Won’t matter much homeboy cause you gone watch him shine shine shine. I guarantee it☺.

  23. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    😂Aahh man I know yo whack @$$ hate this thread. Say what!!! Trade up??? All these JBF draft experts shun the thought.

  24. Supersam Says:

    Boy is it gonna hurt when the Panthers take him. Him and cam will be devastating to defenses

  25. Tnew Says:

    I would like to see Dalvin Cook in a Bucs uniform…. I just don’t think they should give up the farm to move up that high for anyone. Also, I’m gonna start this mantra, everyone who is citing highlights as the players film please stop, especially teams running the spread option. Spread option highlights are amazing. Watch whole game films that isolate on one player. Highlights can be really deceptive. Last year was a “depth” draft by many accounts. Not sure about this one yet either.

  26. Blake_Bucsfan Says:

    I know i’ll collecting my 50 in may. And im sure he’ll be reasonably good until he gets hurt. In year #3.

  27. R.O. Says:

    We’ll see plenty of either when the Panthers pick whoever is left at 8. Probably Fournette.

  28. J 2.0 Says:

    Cook is a great RB and will be a great pro most likely. However trading up in the 1st round from 19 is going to be steep. We have too many holes. Honestly wake up people. Christian McCaffrey will be the pick if we go RB high. And he will be a great tool on this offense. He would be part of a dual backfield.

  29. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    I don’t see Licht trading up in the first round for anybody. Doesn’t seem to be his philosophy. He may do it in the second or third when the price is far less, but not in the first.

  30. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    Super we can bet also.

  31. ndog Says:

    While I don’t think we will or should trade up to get him I don’t think you guys understand how good Cook is. This Seminole team was not the usual talented team they have year in and year out. First off they stared a redshirt freshman QB, had no NFL quality WR’s that played any significant snap till the end of the year and the oline was horrible at best most of the year. Cook was the offense and that offense had to score a boat load to deal with the defense that gave up points at will, (see USF, Louisville and NC games as examples). So he did what he did with the other teams knowing that he was the only REAL threat to beat them and he did it anyways. I mean he did it against Clemson twice, Florida twice, Ole Miss, Michigan and countless others. Ask yourself this, who else on that FSU offense is going to do anything in the NFL. Travis Rudolph, Kermit Whitfield, Bobo Wilson, Jeremy Lane? Guys this was a team with high expectations that almost met them because of one player on offense and his name is Dalvin Cook. Without him FSU would have lost 6-7 games this year and that is no joke and isn’t that the definition of a great player, one who carries a team?

  32. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    😂Y’all gone cry a river. But he’ll take a toss play for 80 and y’all will be alright again. This is a player who played his ball right in the Bucs backyard naysayers. Not some kid in the other side of the country. You can’t really believe they haven’t taken notice.

  33. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    ndog they don’t realize how good he is. They think I’m on some dumb homer s@$!.

  34. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    Couldn’t have stated it any better ndog.

  35. BucGator Says:

    As a Gator fan, who still has hate for Cook in how he trolled us to the very end during his recruitment, Cook is the real deal. I think he is much better than Fournette due to his speed, hands and lateral quickness. Plus he is a great teammate and Fournette is a prima dona. Fournette has an entourage of 10 deep wherever he goes.

  36. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    BucGator respect. I salute that sir.

  37. Stpetebucsfan Says:


    Kudo’s to you for placing the Bucs above your natural Gator allegiance!

    BTW Agree with what you posted 100%

  38. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    I don’t think the issue is whether or not Cook is good enough, because he absolutely is. He’s a special talent that will make any team better. He also fits a position of need for us (assuming Doug is gone next year). However, the issue is what it’s going to cost to move up to get him. While I’m always on board to move up to get a great player, I don’t think Licht is of the same philosophy. Doing that pretty much puts all your chips on one guy. If he were to not pan out or get injured, then not only do we waste our first round pick, we waste the extra picks (at least a second) it will cost to get him. I won’t complain a bit if we do it, but I just don’t see much of a scenario where it does happen, unless he does something stupid in the offseason and he falls to us.

  39. Joeypoppems Says:

    When I argue against taking Dalvin Cook in the 1st round it is not because I dont think he is good enough. I wouldnt be pissed off if we did take Cook in round 1. I just feel that we can get a feature back on day 2 of the draft and use the 1st round pick to fill a bigger need. I said it on the article about Quizz yesterday. If he was kept his pace of his production in the 8 games he had for a full 16 game season, he wouldve had 1,100 rushing yards and 5 TDs. Would we be having this conversation about drafting Cook if we had a RB that was top 10 in yards? I dont think so.

  40. Pawel Says:

    I mean if we were to trade up for Cook at least we will know we don’t have to face him if Panthers were to choose him.

  41. ndog Says:

    Pawel that is real fear is that we don’t get him but they do. Now that would be a nightmare. In fact the only way I say we trade up to get him is if we have wonderful intel saying they are going to draft him, cause then it might be worth it cause we are filling a need with a great player and not helping accentuate a weakness that could cost us games over the next few years.

  42. Joeypoppems Says:

    So you guys would want to trade 3 or 4 picks to get 1 guy so you wont have to play him in 2 out of 16 games? I do not understand that logic….

  43. Bucsfanman Says:

    If he’s there, NO BRAINER!

  44. ndog Says:

    No, it is to not have to play him AND get an elite player at a position of great need. A running game in this offense is essential and the threat of a home run from simply handing the ball off does wonders for a QB and the looks he gets. Just look at the Cowboys this year. Do you think Prescott has even close to the season he had this year if the entire league was not first and foremost worried about their elite tailback/oline. Dak is not that great but he looked it cause he got some of the most basic looks you could get all year long cause people cant gamble with Elliott cause if they do and miss it is 60-70 yards to the house. That opens up your TE’s, #2 WR’s etc… We are saying you win on both fronts cause we get the benefit of all of the above and a division foe does not.

  45. Joeypoppems Says:


    Again, if Dalvin Cook was the only good RB in this draft class and RB was the biggest need on the team then yes that makes sense and I would agree with you. However there are so many RBs that can be drafted on Day 2 that have the traits to be a feature back in the NFL. Because of that there is no way we can justify trading away so much draft capital to fill one need, which isnt even the biggest need, on a team with 6 needs (WR, DT, S, TE, OL). To me RB is 4th biggest need behind WR, DT, and TE in that order.

  46. Buc1987 Says:

    Jameis and Dalvin together again?

  47. Blake_Bucsfan Says:

    I’d honestly love to see Dalvin get drafted by the panthers. #1 i think it would be hilarious to watch fanboys like nosbos have to root against him. #2 I can see #Kwontheking samckimg him up something good. #seekanddestroy

  48. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    Blake you gone cry in the car draft night. And I’ll be rubbing it in all the while. How people feel WR is of more importance than a feature back is puzzling. No number guy is coming in to take target away from ME so stop wit that none since. How about a WR can be taken in the second.

  49. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    Don’t be mad bro. That young man’s life about to be set. And you’ll still be here hatin on jbf. Too funny bro.

  50. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    Get ya life dude. He making it happen when it comes to his.

  51. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    So that’s Scott Reynolds,Bucky Brooks and a assortment of others that can clearly see its a no brainer d@$!weed. I look forward to you finding another team to root for once he dawns a Bucs uniform.

  52. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    Welcome to Tampa Mr. Dalvin. Eat a fat d@$! blakester😁.

  53. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    Trade up trade up trade up Mr. Licht. Go get’em Big homie.

  54. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    Now do us all a favor an type up one of those page long post you good for, you know the ones most probably skip by because the content so garbage to begin. Sucka. Welcome to Tampa Mr. Dalvin. Trade up trade up trade up Mr. Licht. And don’t act y’all don’t already know he’ll wheel&deal on draft night’s. Don’t act like you don’t know it already😁.

  55. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:


  56. Joeypoppems Says:

    @Nosbos the reason you take TE or WR over RB, S, or even DL in round 1 is because the prospects for S, RB, and DL are better than the prospects at TE and WR in round 2. It really isnt that difficult to understand myself and Blake’s side of the argument. For whatever reason you choose not to and resort to insults.

  57. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    I love people like you blake haters. My energy is endless when it comes to facing y’all.

  58. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    Pop tell me what WR or TE prospect that is rated higher Dalvin. And I call’em how I see’em homie.

  59. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    Thats your logic can you prove that that is the logic of Jason Licht. I mean is shine manual out there that I am unaware of???

  60. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    I mean if you have been apart of a war room on some draft night then let it be known then bro if not you just speculating like everyone else. Mainly because you’ve heard someone else voice that particular sentiment.

  61. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    Ain’t science to the draft. I need a RB hmm I’m up I draft the baddest one I can find. People don’t need QBs and say well they’re better propects in the second round at other poositions so we’ll find a QB in the later rounds.

  62. Joeypoppems Says:


    First Im not a hater. I dont hate Cook and I dont hate the idea of Cook as a Buccaneer. There isnt a TE or WR rated higher than Cook, BUT there are a few RBs that are rated higher than the TE after Howard and WR after Corey Davis which is the point I was trying to make. You cannot argue that trading 3 or 4 picks and getting Dalvin Cook is more valueable than getting OJ Howard and Alvin Kamara or than getting Corey Davis and D’onta Foreman. And to your credit I can’t prove that what I am thinking is the same as Jason Licht, but Im not the one welcoming Dalvin Cook to Tampa Bay a month before the combine….

  63. Blake_Bucsfan Says:

    Whats funny af to me is i posted that just to see how badly your fanboy self would freak out. Suficed to say you didn’t disappointment.

  64. Blake_Bucsfan Says:

    Disappoint freaking auto correct.

  65. Joeypoppems Says:

    Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:
    January 17th, 2017 at 1:18 pm
    Ain’t science to the draft. I need a RB hmm I’m up I draft the baddest one I can find. People don’t need QBs and say well they’re better propects in the second round at other poositions so we’ll find a QB in the later rounds

    What you said teams dont do is actually exactly what happens….. If you need to fill a position of need in the 1st round and the best guy at that position isnt worth a 1st round pick then you dont take him. If I read this correctly this means that if RB is our biggest need in your opinion and Cook and Fournette are gone, you would still draft a RB. Which is just incorrect

  66. Blake_Bucsfan Says:

    Also, Joe mixon is a better Rb than Dalvin.

  67. salish_seamonster Says:

    Trading up for Cook would be asinine. Sorry, but we need multiple players. Our number 1 priority is the second wideout. The number 2 priority is a workhorse RB. We need somebody who can pound it up the middle and take it the distance. Would be nice to have a guy ho you could hand it to 20+ times per game and average 4.5 per carry. Then, after those 2 priorities are filled, we need to go for another receiver, a safety, and some more D line help. We can’t afford to sacrifice draft picks to move up in this draft. We’re close to playoffs, but we still have holes to fill.

  68. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    Seamonster you ever ran a pro football team??? How exactly do you know??? And what proof to have that lead you to belive all those picks would necesarry???

  69. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    So a guy that will anywhere between lets say 65 to 80 targets is more important than a guy that may possibly rush and recieve for a thousand yards. I’m sorry I can’t quite see your vision bro.

  70. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    Y’all can give it up. My stance will never change. I one name, not one this week and another next week like y’all tend to have. The best back in the class. And if mixon better blake how come no one and I mean no one is sharing your mind set. Go ahead start searching for something dude.

  71. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    Trade up trade up trade up..

  72. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    Bout to be toma hawk chopping y’all on the forehead.

  73. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    Don’t be mad at me Bucky Brooks cosigned that statement. He not the first won’t be the last.

  74. Joeypoppems Says:


    People keep changing stances because they are open minded and listen to how other people think the Buccaneers can improve. You just want them to draft your favorite player. Nothing wrong with that, but there is no point in arguing about it. And for the record I said yesterday that if Mixon didnt have his off the field issues I would argue drafting him over Cook.

  75. salish_seamonster Says:

    So, you may have noticed that people express opinions here. I expressed mine. At least I’m not blindly in the bag for one school. And I’m not saying anything bad about Cook. Great player. Just looks to me like we have more needs that wouldn’t be met if we sacrificed picks to trade up for Cook.

  76. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    This is the issue were I not a Seminole people would be like “man we to address our RB situation and address it fast”. But I am a Nole am sounding the horn for not just a member of the school I like but one of the best players in the entire class. How many times I got to tell y’all this ain’t no homer s@$! This we need a feature back s@$!. With that being said. I should look to Texas or lsu when I witnessed this guy tear up his league for three years. C’mon man.

  77. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    We got to be only fanbase in the league that looks at the RB position and says “meh”. But people turnaround and complain about ints. Put some explosion behind him and watch the int total quickly decline.

  78. Blake_Bucsfan Says:

    It really seems like it is tho. If the only 2 rbs in this class were fournette and cook, then I coupd see where you’re coming from. Because we do need a starting caliber back. But thats not the case. There are probably 6-7 guys that could come in right away and start for us, so the way you ignore those players and incessantly scream that we gotta trade up for cook, really makes it seem like you only want cook cause he’s a seminole.

  79. Blake_Bucsfan Says:

    Idk why but i get the feeling that if your name on here was tiger on sat buc on sun, or longhorn on sat buc on sun, we’d be hearing the same stuff bout A different guy…

  80. Bucsfanman Says:

    I’m with Salish on this one Nole, though you have some great points. This franchise can ill-afford to set itself back by throwing picks around. If it’s reasonable, I’d be on board. But if we’re throwing 1st, 2nd, and more, I’m not so sure. REASONABLE!

  81. ndog Says:

    Blake I must say I am a Noles fan as well but trust me I wanted Warren Sapp here more than anybody and for example there is not one WR I would take from FSU this year and there is about 5 I am looking at and would be happy if the Bucs picked. The thing is Cook is special and Mixon might be a very good back but he is not Cook but then again no one is. In fact I believe Cook will be a better pro the Zek Elliot in the long run as he is just a great football player.

  82. Skipper Says:

    I have suggested this before that Cook is very similar to Marshall Faulk with his ability to run and catch. Cook can change a game with one play.

  83. Joeypoppems Says:

    Nobody is arguing that Dalvin Cook isnt a good RB. We are arguing that the idea to trade up and give up multiple picks to get him is ridiculous

  84. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    Ridiculous according who??? You??? Who are??? Jason Licht may feel differently. And Blake maybe so if felt they were special the way I feel Dalvin is. Y’all Say this team has so many holes, you’ll be saying that now until eternity. Thing is when you add “Speacial” to your roster it mask deficiencies on your roster in other areas(see Aron Rodgers). Even if we acquired everyone you all are wishing for this draft and free agency this team would still not be perfect across the board.

  85. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    You probably could careless about them but do you think Atlanta is concerned about what they have now.. I think not. And Julio is Special.

  86. Joeypoppems Says:

    Have you ever asked yourself the questions you ask us? Have you ever ran a football team? Have you ever been in a war room? Do you know what Jason Licht is thinking? God damn man stop taking it so personal when someone disagrees with you….

  87. Joeypoppems Says:

    and yes, ridiculous according to me because THATS WHAT AN OPINION IS!!!!!

  88. Blake_Bucsfan Says:

    In your perspective, Dalvin might be the only “special” running back in this class that is “special.”

    In my perspective, he isn’t. Disregarding his awful off the field incident, all the film i’ve seen on Mixon suggests to me that he is a special Running back. He has a rare combination of speed, elusiveness, power, and elite vision. Plus he’s bigger than Cook.

    You can say a guy isn’t Dalvin all you want, but tbh that dont’t mean that much to me.

  89. Destinjohnny Says:

    That is high to take a 5’11 195 pound back.
    You can’t run him between the tackles more than 10 times a game.
    He is basically a 3rd down back.

  90. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    😁Y’all funny man. Don’t be so up tight. I do this for fun.

  91. orlbucfan Says:

    Make sure the scouts earn their paychecks. Please, no gangbangers or head cases, JLicht!!

  92. mesh Says:

    There is value to be had in later rounds with D’onta Foreman, Kamara, Mixon etc. If they trade up it will be grab Mike Williams or possibly Corey Davis/John Ross but I am guessing Williams. I personally wouldn’t mind grabbing Ryan Ramcyzk in the first and then picking up Dede Westbrook, Curtis Samuel, Courtland Sutton later. Of course, this all changes with free agency.

    I am not a huge believer in grabbing RB in the first. They get too banged up. Cadillac Williams ?

  93. Buc Fan in NC Says:

    I don’t see Cooks game translating to the NFL. Small back with shiftiness or ability to break tackles equals CJ Spiller at best. CJ was a little shiftier though

  94. Buc Fan in NC Says:

    Without shiftiness*

  95. Blake_Bucsfan Says:

    Holy crap dude, C.J. spiller is a great comparision for him. compared him to Clinton portis, which i also think is an apt comp.

    And i’m really glad that someone else sees that Cook is not a shifty runner.

  96. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    I guess the same could’ve been said for let me see Emmit Smith,Walter Payton,Marshal Faulk,Chris Johnson,LT,LeShean McCoy and Jamal Charles considering they’re all basically the same size. To mention a few..

  97. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    I’m still trying to figure out why people that sit in front of mics and cameras feel differently from you blakester. I really wish you had a broader platform to express your opinion on the young man you could probably convince some unassuming GM(Licht) from wasting a draft pic. Trade up trade up trade up.

  98. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    I guess I can go ahead and throw Barry Sanders 5’10 192lbs in there also… Why not.

  99. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    You know when you look at that NFL all time rushing list you gone away noticing quite a few players that fit into that 5’10 200 or just 200lbs categories. Wonder why they have so much longevity??? Might be because they don’t make a point to run thru every d@$! thing like those brutes you rather see running the ball huh blakester.

  100. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    How about Gayle Sayers 6’0 198lbs or O.J.Simpson 6’1 212lbs. You see blakester this list gose on and on dude.

  101. Blake_Bucsfan Says:

    If you watch dalvin cook play football and see anything remotely close to Barry Sanders. Then I’m sorry bro, you need to get your eyes examined. Dalvin Cook is a straight liner runner that got 90 percent of his runs on plays where no edge was set by the D. And all he had to do was run to the outside full speed ahead.

    How many penetrating defenders has Dalvin Cook made miss behind the line of scrimmage. Because up to this point, Ive watched a LOT of film on Dalvin Cook, And I can count on one hand how many times I did.

    The reason know nothing tv scouts, like Bucky Brooks, or “analysts” like Skip Bayless go all gaga over Cook, boils down to one thing.


    I’ve said it before and i’ll it now, College stats don’t mean Jack.

  102. Blake_Bucsfan Says:

    And if you want to make an argument for a Rb based purely on Numbers, yiu should be lobbying for Christian Mccafery. Who just last year broke Barry Sanders record for all purpose yards.

    Hell, after his freshman season, where he generated 550 yards in a limited role. Mccafery generated 4600 yards in 2 seasons. 2!

    Do you hear me begging for Mccafery? No. Because I know that production in college doesn’t automatically guarentee NFL success.

  103. mesh Says:

    Dalvin Cook is a good back. Comparing him to Barry Sanders is not fair to anyone when he is still a college player. Not until the 3rd quarter but then omg.

    These guys all looked different in college from how they looked in the pros. Dalvin Cook will be a great back for someone. He’s just not the only one in the draft and it’s probably not smart to grab a RB early where there are others that will do well.

  104. America's Commenter Says:

    I’m sure there’s no Florida State bias from Derrick Brooks. In any case, the Bucs won’t be in position to draft Cook or Fournette, so we’ll have to watch this debate play out as third party fans. I think both guys are special, but Cook seems to take a lot of big hits so his durability is a question mark.