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Will the real Dalvin Cook please stand up?

Photo by Logan Stanford

There is no doubt that Dalvin Cook is one of the most talented and well-known prospects in this upcoming NFL Draft. After rewriting the record books at Florida State, Cook declared for the draft and is currently in Indianapolis for the NFL Combine.

But despite running all over college teams for the past three years, it seems that the NFL is still figuring out what Cook looks like. Over the past couple of days, NFL.com has made several graphics that include Cook along with several other draft prospects.

Only it’s not a picture of Cook they’re using.

Fellow Seminole and former teammate Tarvarus McFadden also wears the No. 4 jersey that Cook made so popular in Tallahassee. Because McFadden plays strictly defense, the two are allowed to wear the same number jersey per college rules.

Unfortunately for some poor graphic designer, they did not check to make sure they had the right No. 4 before posting the images.

And then nearly a week later…

A since-deleted tweet from @NFL_CFB

NFL.com would later delete the tweet with McFadden and replace his image with a correct picture of Cook.

Unfortunately, this is not the first time this has happened to Florida State athletes. During Jameis Winston’s career at Florida State, he made the No. 5 jersey very popular. This, in turn, meant a lot of camera time for himself and fellow No. 5 wearer Reggie Northrup, a linebacker. There were quite a few instances on television where you could tell they wanted to get a shot of Winston, but instead messed up and got Northrup.

Wrong No. 5 jersey, Mr. Cameraman.

Dakota Moyer

Florida State student and writer for NoleGameday.



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