It is officially mock draft season! The 2022 NFL Draft is quickly approaching, with the first round kicking off on Thursday, April 28th. Of course, draft analysis, projections and rumors will be dominating the headlines until then. Among the players hoping to hear his name called early in the draft is running back James Cook out of Georgia.
The following is a complete James Cook NFL Draft profile, including stats, highlights and a mock projection.
James Cook NFL Draft Profile, Stats, Highlights and Projection
Position: Running back
Weight: 190 lbs
College: Georgia Bulldogs
James Cook Stats 2021 | Georgia
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James Cook Draft Profile
James Cook will likely operate as one of those gadget running backs in the NFL due to his long speed, patience and quick-cut ability. His footwork and quick feet will allow him to make opposing defenders miss and potentially win the edge and show off his speed in the open field. His decisiveness and instincts are prevalent and he rarely hesitates when small holes open up.
Younger brother of Vikings running back Dalvin Cook, James has similar qualities to his game but lacks the build and strength to fight off blitzing linebackers and safeties as well as break off tackles. Cook will bring little to no value near the goal-line and will rarely stay balanced when initiated with contact. If Cook is out there on third-down to block a linebacker, he will likely be in for a rude awakening.
James Cook Highlights
James Cook Draft Projection
James Cook is currently projected to be drafted by the Houston Texans at No. 68.
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