4 things Dalvin Cook is better at than Adrian Peterson

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In which aspects is the current Minnesota Vikings running back better than the former?

This article emphatically will not attempt to convince you that Dalvin Cook is a better tailback than former Minnesota Vikings great, Adrian Peterson. That is not what this is.

Instead, it will touch on the areas of his game that Cook is actually more apt than the future Hall of Famer.

The two players are fundamentally different in terms of style. One is arguably the most ferocious downhill runner to ever wear a football helmet while the other is a slasher and at times, a borderline scat back.

Peterson has the heavy stuff to his name–the longevity, the homerun potential running style, the yards, the touchdowns, and to a degree, the durability.

Cook is viably a more apropos fit for a 2020 style of NFL offense. His versatility is the hallmark of his abilities and in no way, shape, or form is he a one-dimensional running back.

While Peterson deservedly has the countless accolades to accompany his on-the-field reputation, let’s look at the areas where Cook’s talents supersede the Vikings great.