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NFL Draft Prospect Profile: Georgia RB James Cook

UGA James Cook
Posted at 6:00 PM, Apr 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-18 18:00:17-04

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WKBW) — In two of the last three NFL Drafts, the Buffalo Bills have taken a running back. After a year away from adding to the backfield, Buffalo could go back to the well later this month.

Georgia running back James Cook already has experience in a backfield by committee. Despite logging just 140 touches with the Bulldogs last season, he amassed over 1,000 yards from scrimmage, including a 67-yard dash that turned the tide in the College Football Playoff National Championship.

“That’s a play you have in those types of games that you don’t forget,” Cook said. “And it helped your team get over the edge. But I wouldn’t say it was all me. It was the team. And there was a team effort in it.”

Cook is the younger brother of Pro Bowl-caliber Vikings running back Dalvin Cook. The Miami native also shares an alma mater with former NFL running backs Willis McGahee, Najeh Davenport, and Devonta Freeman.

The NFL Draft begins at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 28th on 7ABC. You can join the 7 Sports team for a special edition of Leading the Charge at 7:30 p.m. before the first round.

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