Scouting Report: G/C Ryan Cook

One of the players signed by the Dolphins on Sunday was former Minnesota offensive lineman Ryan Cook. He was a second-round pick in 2006 and ironically that pick was obtained by the Vikings from the Dolphins in the trade for quarterback Daunte Culpepper. To get the lowdown on what kind of player the Dolphins got in Cook, we checked in with's Tim Yotter.

Here's what Yotter had to say about Cook:

"Cook entered the league as a center from New Mexico that the Vikings tried to make a tackle. In reality, his body structure makes him look a lot like a tackle, but he might not have the foot quickness to play outside.

"The Vikings brought him back after releasing Bryant McKinnie days into training camp, but Cook is best suited to play guard or center. He told me that, despite having played center in college and mostly tackle with the Vikings, he was starting to feel most comfortable at guard.

"Cook is a reserved guy who won't cause a distraction in the locker room. He puts his head down and works and seems to know his role. Talent-wise, he is a fringe starter who could be serviceable at guard but doesn't look like he will ever become a star."

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