Former FSU football star Dalvin Cook expressed plenty of joy at the idea of reuniting with Jameis Winston if he’s picked by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
They may have only played together substantially for just over half a season, but when Dalvin Cook and Jameis Winston were on the field for FSU football during the 2014 season, there may not have been a better duo in the state of Florida, the ACC and maybe all of college football.
During the nine games that season where Cook – a true freshman who was one of the top recruits that season – got serious snaps, he had five 100+ yard games and had a two touchdown game in the comeback win over his hometown team, the Miami Hurricanes. Winston, coming off a national title and Heisman win but having a down season stat wise, would finish the year with five games over 300+ passing over that same span.
Needles to say, the two fed off each other and played some great ball. With Dalvin heading to the NFL and getting drafted likely high in the first round of April’s draft, the former FSU football star is being asked about all the different options where he could end up. During the combine this week, Cook was asked by reporters (h/t to the Tampa Bay Times) about reuniting with Winston on the Buccaneers – and Dalvin seems all in on that idea:
"“A dream come true. The idea of playing with Jameis…(I) only played with him a half-year but the games and the experiences we had is something that I will always remember. He is one of those quarterbacks, he will always make sure you are doing the right thing, that you are on top of it and that you be the player you can be.”"
With the Buccaneers picking No. 19 overall in the first round, the chances of such a reunion are minimal since Cook will likely be taken well before that. Still, it would be fun to see one more season of two great Seminoles from the last decade joining forces to take on the rest of the NFL.
While most mock drafts have Cook going anywhere from No. 8 to No. 15, NFL Network’s Bucky Brooks does in fact have Dalvin heading to Tampa Bay with that No. 19 pick. So, who knows…a reunion could be in the works in the Sunshine State for the two former Seminoles to get the band back together.