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2017 Day Two NFL Combine Updates: Dalvin Cook Meeting With Colts

Intro: The NFL Combine is officially underway. What has been learned at Thursday’s activities down at the Combine in Indianapolis?


INDIANAPOLIS – For the first time since the 2016 season ended, Chuck Pagano will meet the media on Thursday.

Chris Ballard touched on free agency at Wednesday's Combine after not using the franchise tag. Now, it's Pagano's turn to take to the podium on Thursday morning.

Also on Thursday, the running backs and offensive linemen will talk to the media. Scouts are already gushing about the talent and depth in the running back group.

Here are Day Two updates from the NFL Combine:

That's Dalvin Cook, one of the most popular names being slotted to the Colts in Mock Drafts. Some medical concerns and off-the-field issues are really the only "red flags" with Cook. Unlike Leonard Fournette, Cook is probably more in the 14-15 range of Round One. Cook said he would be meeting with the Colts on Thursday night.

Meet Leonard Fournette, a running back many believe will be a top-10 pick come April. At 240 pounds, Fournette raised some eyebrows at his weigh in on Thursday. He said the bigger than expected number was a little bit of water weight. The Colts are in the market for a future running back, but they likely won't have to make a decision on Fournette.

For Dwight Freeney to return for a 16th NFL season, Atlanta head coach Dan Quinn says Freeney will have to participate in the team's offseason program. Freeney, a 2001 first-round pick of the Colts, is a seven-time Pro Bowler and ranks 18th on the NFL's all-time sacks list with 122.5.

Is the AFC South about to add a speedy weapon at receiver? The Titans needs some pass catching options at wide receiver for Marcus Mariota. Many think the Titans have the best roster in the AFC South, with a game breaker at receiver one of the main things lacking for a team with two first-round picks in 2017.

When looking at the nine unrestricted free agents the Colts have remaining with a week left until free agency, the "age" con of Mike Adams (turning 36 years old next month) is probably the biggest factor going against him. The emergence of Darius Butler at safety also doesn't help the cause of Adams. Butler is five years younger than Adams and showed last year that a new chapter playing safety is something to explore.

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