How desperate are we for draft news? Enter Miss Betty into the convo. Betty Cook is Dalvin Cook’s grandmother, who raised him since he moved into her house in 2007. Miss Betty told Robert Klemko of The MMQB that the Eagles have told her they are interested in drafting Cook in the first round
Where Cook goes in the draft is anyone’s guess. Miss Betty believes the Eagles are very interested—they were the only team to reach out to her personally. Eagles running backs coach Duce Staley called her to talk about Dalvin’s character. “He was just telling me how much he wants Dalvin,” the proud grandmother beams. “He said ‘But I don’t think he’ll be there with the 14th pick, Miss Betty.’”
Dalvin isn’t worried about where he lands. He’s concerned with the next chapter, making it out of Dade and earning life-changing money. He wants the kind of success that makes anonymous scouts glad they stayed anonymous.
“Everybody got their own opinion,” Cook says. “It ain’t nothing to me but entertainment. I just work hard, wake up everyday with the same mindset. At the end of the day, when you successful, everybody’s opinion gonna change.”
Check out the story in it’s entirety, it’s a very good read. It really gives you a feel for his past and what he’s had to overcome to get the position to be drafted on Thursday night.
Will the Eagles draft Cook at 14? I think he will be there. I’d be excited if they did, but I have my doubts, unless they trade back.