• Height
    5' 11"
  • Weight
    199 lbs
  • BMI
    27.8 (10th)
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  • Draft Pick
    2.31 2022
  • College
  • Age
  • College Dominator
    16.0% (20th)
  • College YPC
    6.6 (86th)
  • College Target Share
    8.2% (65th)
  • SPARQ-x

James Cook Bio

The younger brother of Minnesota Vikings Pro-Bowl running back Dalvin Cook, James grew up in South Florida, attending Miami Central High he never eclipside 1,000 yards in a season. After his freshman year of high school, Cook took extra classes and reclassified to become a Junior, in 3 seasons he totaled 2,019 rushing yards and 30 touchdowns. As a recruit, James Cook was the #3 RB in the country in 2018, with a scouting grade of 85, with a 4 star rating. His older brother Dalvin was also ranked as the #3 RB in the country during the 2014 recruiting class, with a scouting grade of 87 with 4 stars. Unlike Dalvin(4.46), James attended the Nike Opening and ran a 4.71 40-yard dash. Read More

James Cook College Stats

Year Games Rush Atts Rush Yrds TDs Rec Rec Yrds Tgt Share Age School
2019 13 (RB) 31 188 (2 tds) 2 16 (17 tgts) 132 4.1% 20 Georgia
2020 8 (RB) 45 303 (3 tds) 5 16 (21 tgts) 225 6.9% 21 Georgia
2021 15 (RB) 113 728 (7 tds) 11 27 (32 tgts) 284 7.9% 22 Georgia

James Cook ADP

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RB35 Rank

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Who is James Cook

From 2018-2020, James never exceeded 50 carries in a season due to the crazy depth in the Running Back room with NFL talents D'Andre Swift, Elijah Hoylfield, and Zamir White. Though he never exceeded 50 rush attempts, Cook was able to pull in 40 receptions during those three seasons. His Senior year in 2021 was a bit different, though the depth was still there with fellow 2022 prospect Zamir White, Cook finished with 113 carries, averaging 6.4 yards per carry and reeling in 27 receptions and scoring 11 total touchdowns with a National Championship win.

James Cook was selected in the 2nd round of the 2022 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills. He enters a crowded backfield in which the Bills have redundant two down backs in Singletary and Moss. Outside of Singletary and Moss eating into his potential work on the first two downs, he could become the Bill’s pass catching back. However, Josh Allen has rushing upside and a variety of passing options that can win against opposing defenses.

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