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    Defensive Back Chris Cook

    Welcome to Minnesota, Cris Cook!
    Chris Cook was selected in the 2010 NFL Draft with the 34th pick by the Minnesota Vikings.

    Chris Cook played cornerback and safety in college (Similar to Cedric Griffin) and is one of the biggest corners the Vikings have ever drafted at 6'2". His impressive size and 4.4 second 40 yard-time is a rare combination to find in a cornerback.

    Chris Cook was essentially the Vikings first round pick so I have big expectiations for him.

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    Re:Defensive Back Chris Cook

    A few scouting profiles on Chris Cook for those who want to know little more about the Vikings' first selection in the 2010 draft:

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    Re:Defensive Back Chris Cook

    So how long before Marrdro crowns me? I love the pick. A Guy I have been targeting for a while. This guy is going to be good.

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    Re:Defensive Back Chris Cook

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    So how long before Marrdro crowns me? I love the pick. A Guy I have been targeting for a while. This guy is going to be good.
    You waffle more than your beloved Noodle. If they would have drafted a G that you liked you would have been trying to sell us that bill of goods as well.

    Having said that, heres your props. You've been trying to tell me they would take a CB in the first round for years. I guess you were almost right this year, but it wasn't Cook now was it.

    Seems to me they had someone esle targeted at 30 that didn't go through.

    In the end, I think ole Marrdro had them taking a CB in the second and they did. I think I was closer than you.

    Wait a minute. I take my props back. You were flat out wrong AGAIN. :woohoo:
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    Re:Defensive Back Chris Cook

    He better be - I'll be wearing his jersey for the next year...
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    Re:Defensive Back Chris Cook

    Analysis
    Read & React: A step slow reacting to the play if he doesn't see it coming. Keeps his head on a swivel and will sneak a peek at the quarterback. Isn't able to generate the quick burst to close on the ball -- has long legs and only marginal foot quickness. Allows too many easy receptions. Does not possess the second gear to catch up when beaten vertically.

    Man Coverage: Good hands for press coverage. Provides a stout initial pop and has the flexibility to turn and run with receivers. Strong, active hands to keep the receiver close throughout the early route. Doesn't have the flexibility and quick feet to mirror receivers, but is faster than he looks and is able to cheat back to the ball.

    Zone Coverage: High backpedal, but has a smooth enough swivel to change direction. Good vision and route recognition for zone coverage. Reads the passer to make up for his lack of preferred burst.

    Closing/Recovery: Has only marginal burst to make up ground quickly, though he does have at least moderate straight-line speed. Locates the ball and takes proper angles. Quick hands and good hand-eye coordination to knock away passes. Good size, body control and timing to compete for jump balls. Good ball skills. Best when facing the quarterback and some will grade him as a potential safety.

    Run Support: Good size and strength to fight through blocks and make tackles in run support, but has to show more consistency. Doesn't use his hands well enough to disengage and prefers to elude blocks. Questionable toughness for the transition to safety.

    Tackling: Generally reliable drag-down tackler. Good strength and long arms for the wrap-up stop. Isn't the physical defender his size would indicate. Too often is the nail, rather than the hammer, catching the ballcarrier and hanging on rather than driving through the ballcarrier. Lowers his head, which can lead to missed tackles. Good hustle downfield.

    Intangibles: Twice suspended for academics while at Virginia, missing the 2008 Gator Bowl at the end of the 2007 season and the entire 2008 season. Considered leaving early for the NFL draft, but instead returned and emerged as a team leader in 2009. Voted a team captain in '09.
    CBS Sports - CB Profile Cook

    As for the pick, I like this guy. Seems to be the typical CB/S tweener this staff likes. Question is, going on the metric that they traditionally keep 5 CB's and 5 S's on the 53 mand roster, who goes:

    CB
    1. Griff
    2. Whinny
    3. Lito
    4. Benny
    5. Cook
    6. Asher
    7. Wright


    S
    1. MWill
    2. STJ
    3. JS
    4. Frampton
    5. Colt Anderson
    6. Husain

    On a side note, ESPN is listing him as a S on our roster. I gotta go with what I've read. He might not be tough enough to play S at the next league.

    Maybe we will see them drop back to 5 WR's and carry an extra DB. Rationale behind that is they did add another secondary coach to the roster . Could be a clear indicator that they intend to work some youth into our secondary this season (as some yutz pointed out).
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    Re:Defensive Back Chris Cook

    Chris Cook is a monster cornerback!
    Just take a look at his NFL combine video!

    PS: Chris Cook had the longest broad jump of ALL the players at this year's combine. He's the only one with a broad jump over 11 feet. That's sick!

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    Re:Defensive Back Chris Cook

    Yah I am liking this guy more and more: all his combine stats are pretty good. Check out his shuttle run, 10 yard, and 20 yard times. All three are at the top for CBs, although his 3 cone is in the middle of the pack.

    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/prospectrankings/TSX/2010_CB?&tag=pageRow;pageContainer&_1:col_1=2&_1:c ol_2=14
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    Re:Defensive Back Chris Cook

    Bungalow Bill wrote:
    Yah I am liking this guy more and more: all his combine stats are pretty good. Check out his shuttle run, 10 yard, and 20 yard times. All three are at the top for CBs, although his 3 cone is in the middle of the pack.

    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/prospectrankings/TSX/2010_CB?&tag=pageRow;pageContainer&_1:col_1=2&_1:c ol_2=14
    The more I see of him the more I like. Of course, this could be my purple shades too. In any event, the front office liked him enough that they were willing to trade down and miss out on Robinson. Paul Allen said that Chris Cook was one of the four players they were targeting when they traded down.

    And welcome to PP.O BTW! Go introduce yourself in the free beer forum!
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    Re:Defensive Back Chris Cook

    I love this pick because I think he is just a ridiculous playmaker.

    He missed a season due to academic ineligibility so that actually may have hurt his stock just a bit considering the way the team went into the tank this past season. I am obviously a little biased having grown up in Charlottesville and pulling for UVa players, but I do think he has the chops to make a big different for the Vikings organization.

    When I heard we were showing interest in him a couple of weeks ago I thought "perfect fit." Can't wait to see him on the field.

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