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Florida State RB Dalvin Cook entices Vikes to ‘take a swing’

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After sitting out of the first round, the Minnesota Vikings didn’t want to wait any longer. Dalvin Cook was still available, the kind of dynamic running back Minnesota drafted 10 years ago and just recently let go. The Vikings traded up seven spots to the 41st overall pick Friday night and snagged Cook, the Florida State star whose stellar college career came with off-the-field questions. They sent one of their fourth-round selections to Cincinnati to move ahead in the second…

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5 biggest NFL Draft Day 1 surprises and what to look for in Day 2

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There were a few unexpected things that cropped up during Thursday’s first round of the NFL Draft. Some are more impactful than others, but from a Floridian’s point of view, these stood out. Dalvin Cook’s free fall from the first round. Some of the mock drafts said this could happen, but we thought his character scrapes from a younger age would not hurt him that much. Many thought Cook would go to the Tampa Bay Bucs, but GM Todd Licht…

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2nd-day draft steals? Dalvin Cook, Forrest Lamp could go early; Joe Mixon, too

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The last two players to be selected with the first pick of the second round of the NFL draft were New York Giants star safety Landon Collins in 2015 and Cleveland Browns promising pass rusher Emmanuel Ogbah last year. The point being there is plenty of big-time talent left on the board when the first round ends. That is especially the case this season, when the draft class was considered to have more first-round talents than first-round picks. Six players…

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One week out from NFL Draft, Dalvin Cook’s stock is dropping

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With the NFL Draft only one week away, former Florida State star Dalvin Cook has gone from arguably the best back in the draft to possibly falling to the second round. After an underwhelming result at the NFL Scouting Combine, Cook’s stock appears to be dropping. Before the Combine, Cook himself made the case the he was the best running back in the draft. The critics came out soon after, and Cook was no better than the third rated running…

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Oklahoma’s Joe Mixon tearfully apologizes for punching woman

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Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon made a tearful public apology Friday, more than two years after punching a woman and breaking bones in her face. As Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops looked on, Mixon spoke at a news conference Friday afternoon, more than two years after he assaulted Amelia Molitor and broke her jaw and cheekbone. Mixon said he wanted to address the issue earlier, but his legal team advised him not to. “I’m here to apologize to Miss Molitor,” he…

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Former Seminole DeAndre Johnson making most of second chance

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Joe Mixon and DeAndre Johnson are two very talented football players. They also have something else in common. Both have punched women with their fists and both have suffered consequences. The severity of those consequences is where the two players traveled different paths. Mixon is preparing to play in a major bowl game with the Oklahoma Sooners. Johnson, a former prized recruit at Florida State, just finished the season at an obscure community college. Seventh-ranked Oklahoma and Mixon are preparing…

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Video of Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon punching woman released

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A video showing Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon punching a female student was released to The Associated Press on Friday. The Oklahoma Supreme Court ordered the release last week of a video that the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters sued to obtain. The Associated Press acquired videos showing two angles of the incident. One, which shows the altercation, is the video the OAB sued for. The other shows another angle of the incident. The video shows Amelia Molitor shove Mixon, and…

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