The 2022 NFL Draft isn't particularly strong when it comes to running back prospects, but one versatile running back is going to be a solid addition to a NFL team if he stays healthy in the pros. Georgia's James Cook will join his brother Dalvin in the NFL and be one of the top running backs taken in the 2022 NFL Draft.
Here's a look at everything you need to know about the 22-year-old ahead of the 2022 NFL Draft.
James Cook Mock Draft 2022
WalterFootball's predictions are from the website's latest mock draft. CBS Sports' predictions are from Ryan Wilson's latest mock draft. Sporting News' projections are from Vinnie Iyer's latest mock draft.
Walter Football: New York Giants (No. 81)
CBS Sports: New Orleans Saints (No. 120)
Sporting News: Houston Texans (No. 68)
James Cook Draft Stock & Draft Projection
- Houston Texans (No. 68) - 1
- New York Giants (No. 81) - 1
- New Orleans Saints (No. 120) - 1
Cook is an explosive back who adds great gifts as a receiving threat. He would seem to be a steal if he lasts into the fourth round as one highlighted mock draft suggests. But a team like the Houston Texans desperately need a quality RB1.
James is the brother of Minnesota Vikings All-Pro Dalvin Cook. His 4.42 speed is among the reasons he’s one of the top RBs in his class. He posied to follow in the footsteps of current NFL players and former Georgia Bulldogs like Nick Chubb, D'Andre Swift and Sony Michel.
James Cook NFL Draft Odds
NFL Draft odds from FanDuel Sportsbook have Cook's over/under draft position at 73.5 with -114 odds on the over. One of the three highlighted mock drafts have him going before pick 70, but another dropping way down to 120.
James Cook Stats
2021: Georgia Bulldogs
- 728 rushing yards at 6.4 YPR and 7 TDs, 27 receptions for 284 yards and 4 TDs
2020: Georgia Bulldogs
- 303 rushing yards at 6.7 YPR and 3 TDs. 16 receptions for 225 yards and 2 TDs
2019-18: Georgia Bulldogs
- 472 rushing yards at 6.5 YPR and 4 TDs
Cook bulked up during his career and it culminated in his finest season as a senior. He posted career highs his senior season in both rushing and receiving yards while tallying 11 touchdowns.
James Cook Height, Weight & 40-Yard Dash
All height, weight and workout information is from NFL.com.
- Height: 5'11"
- Weight: 199lbs
- 40-Yard Dash: 4.42 seconds