We take a look back at three of the biggest stories from Florida State in the past week.
KIPER DISSES DALVIN
ESPN’s Mel Kiper is not too high on Florida State RB Dalvin Cook.
Cook is nowhere to be found in Kiper’s first “Big Board” for the 2017 draft. In fact Kiper, who has two Seminoles in his top 25, didn’t even have Cook among the five names he listed under “others considered.”
Kiper has OT Rod Johnson at No. 10 and DE DeMarcus Walker No. 19. Johnson is the No. 2 OT behind Alabama’s Cam Robinson. Walker is the fifth DE listed.
Cook appears in several early mock drafts/big boards. SB Nation compiled 11 such drafts/big boards and Cook is one of eight players who appears in all 11.
WHO ARE THE TRUE HEISMAN CANDIDATES IN THE ACC?
Jimbo Fisher got some people thinking this week when asked about if he feel the need to defend the ACC as a football conference any longer. He said “no” and then rattled off the elite teams of the last few years, the league’s presence in the draft and said the ACC has probably got “three Heisman candidates” in Cook, Clemson’s Deshaun Watson and Miami’s Brad Kaaya.
Everyone agrees, Cook and Watson belong in that group. The is does Kaaya? When it comes to betting odds, the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook has Watson the favorite at 5/1, Cook fifth at 10/1 and Kaaya is 18th at 40/1. Bovada has Watson the favorite, Cook tied for sixth and Kaaya 14th
JIMBO’S BEARD THE TALK OF ACC SPRING MEETINGS
“I hate shaving anyway,” he said.
How long will he keep it? Who knows. But he has enjoyed surprising people on his spring booster tour.
“I’ve spoken with it a couple of times,” he said. “Shocked people.”