Dalvin Cook thinks Vikings have a ‘big shot’ to win the Super Bowl in 2017

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The Minnesota Vikings’ top draft pick from this year is already making predictions for what he thinks this team is capable of during the upcoming season.

Since joining the Minnesota Vikings back in April, former Florida State running back Dalvin Cook has not said a whole lot to raise anyone’s eyebrows. He has spoken to the local Minnesota media a bunch of times already, but his responses to questions so far would make Bill Belichick proud for how bland they are.

However, in a recent interview with the Star Tribune’s Andrew Krammer, the rookie running back let loose with a few of the answers he gave. Especially when he was asked about what had to happen in order for his first year with the Vikings to be deemed successful.

"“Coming in, I just want to make the playoffs. That’s it starting off. I think if we get in the playoffs we have a big shot at winning the championship.More from The Viking Age6 biggest draft steals in Minnesota Vikings historyFormer Vikings first-round pick could reportedly return to NFC NorthBears analyst has extremely embarrassing Kirk Cousins take6 Vikings who (maybe) won’t make the 53-man roster in 2023Predicting what the Vikings will do in the 2023 NFL Draft based on 2022That’s all I want to do. I just want to win championships and win games. I think once we do that, all the accolades for myself will add up.“"

Quite the lofty goal the rookie has for himself and his team. But at the same time, a team wants their players to always be striving for a championship so it is nice to hear that Cook already has his eyes set on the prize.

If Minnesota does have a shot at winning a Super Bowl this year (in their home stadium too), the team will likely need Cook to explode out of the gate and have a Rookie of the Year-type season. Something that the young running back is fully capable of doing.

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Cook was a big part of the success that Florida State achieved out on the field during his three years at the school. Now the running back is hoping that success continues in 2017 as a member of the Vikings.