Dimetry Dixon, Correspondent (@DimetryDixonFs on Twitter)
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (WWW.FranchiseSportsOnline.Net) – With Pro Day complete, the Seminoles will now await the 2017 NFL Draft which will be held April 27-29 in Philadelphia at the Philadelphia Museum of Art at Eatkins Oval.
On Tuesday, March 28th inside the FSU indoor facility 12 Florida State Seminoles were able to display their skills to NFL scouts, general managers and coaches at the FSU annual Pro Day.
Those 12 players are OL Kareem Are, RB Dalvin Cook, OL Roderick Johnson, QB Sean Maguire, WR Travis Rudolph, DL Justin Shanks, FB Freddie Stevenson, DE DeMarcus Walker, DB Marquez White, WR Kermit Whitfield, WR Jesus Wilson and RB Steven Williams.
Dalvin Cook along with a number of other players ran two 40-yard dashes. On Cook’s first attempt, he ran a low 4.5. And, on the second attempt, he ran a 4.49. He had 25 reps on the bench press with a vertical jump of 30.5 inches.
The other player who had a lot of attention was DeMarcus Walker, who ran a 4.76 in the 40-yard dash, with a 4-7 broad jump and 20 reps on bench press.
”I thought they were sharp and they came ready for the day” Florida State Head Coach Jimbo Fisher said.
Thirty-eight Seminoles have been drafted under Coach Fisher since 2011. He has also had eight Seminoles drafted in the first round.
Projected first round pick Dalvin Cook could be FSU’s ninth first round pick under Fisher.
Cook ended the regular season with 1,765 rushing yards, 488 receiving yards (third on the team) and 20 total touchdowns.
“Going out there giving it your all, giving It everything you’ve got in your body and I felt like I did that.” RB Dalvin Cook said after their annual Pro Day. “I had a good overall day.”
Another player that can possibly go in the first or second round is defensive end DeMarcus Walker. Walker was named the ACC Defensive Player of the Year. He ended the regular season with 68 tackles, 21.5 tackles for loss, 16 sacks, three forced fumbles, two forced fumbles and a blocked extra point against Miami.
“I came here with a chip on my shoulder,” DeMarcus Walker said after the FSU annual Pro Day. “I was ready to work.”