Vikings Select Dalvin Cook with Top Pick in NFL Draft

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Dalvin Cook

A business graduate of Lewis University, Tom Redmond founded the popular hair care company Aussie in 1979. Since selling Aussie in 1998, Tom Redmond has focused his professional endeavors on his new enterprise Onesta, as well as his Colorado-based ranch. In his free time, he enjoys following his favorite National Football League (NFL) team, the Minnesota Vikings.

Following a 5-0 start to the 2016 NFL season, the Vikings won just three of its final 11 games en route to missing the playoffs with a record of 8-8. That finish meant the Vikings would pick ninth in the 2017 NFL Draft, however, the team dealt its first-round pick at the beginning of the season to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for quarterback Sam Bradford.

Although the Vikings didn’t have a first-round pick, the team still found a potential high-impact player in the second round with its selection of running back Dalvin Cook. In three seasons at Florida State University, Cook recorded a combined 46 rushing touchdowns and 4,464 rushing yards. He scored 19 touchdowns in both his sophomore and junior seasons and finished in the top 10 in Heisman Trophy voting each season. The Vikings had 10 other picks in the draft and added two defensive lineman, two linebackers, two offensive lineman, two wide receivers, a cornerback, and a tight end.


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