Historical Comps for Dalvin Cook’s Rookie Season
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With the 2017 NFL regular season now in the rearview mirror, it is time to look back on the performances of some of the players finishing their first season in the pros. The first such player I will be looking at is Vikings running back Dalvin Cook. I set the RotoViz Screener:
to find rookies from 2010 – 2017, and selected some basic production and usage numbers as variables. I also included draft pick. The influence of draft pick on a player’s opportunity declines over time, but it’s still relevant heading into a player’s second season. Then I asked the Screener to find seasons comparable to my target player.Now that we’ve established our position, let’s get on to the numbers.