RB – #4 Georgia
Year: Redshirt Junior
High School: Northwestern (Miami, FL)
HS Rating: 4 star (0.9786)
Phil Steele: PS#5
James Cook Scouting Report
Excellent speed. Angle breaker. Changes direction very well. Excellent cut ability. Works through traffic with a strong series of jump cuts. Body control Is phenomenal. Accelerates very well. So explosive from the handoff.
Reads blocks very well. Manipulates defenders extremely well. Does not go down with first contact very often. Great hands for a running back. Shows the ability to high point the football and an outstanding catch radius. Not just a receiver out of the backfield, but a strong receiver out wide. Absolute mismatch against a linebacker. Shows the ability to catch the ball through contact. Strong route runner. Very deceptive with his movement, has the speed to outrun safeties and linebackers.
Offers a good hit on his pass protection assignment to significantly slow him down. Works very well in pass protection to find the free man and contain him.
What we want to see from James Cook in Mobile
- James Cook just needs to meet expectations. Everything that we can learn about him in this event, his ability as a receiver, is all well documented on tape. He will need to continue to impress on the field and show some solid football IQ in the interviews.
Pre-Senior Bowl projection
James Cook is a versatile running back prospect who can potentially fit in just about any scheme at the next level. His athleticism and explosiveness are among the top of the class at his position. Cook will be a great fit at the next level.
Cook best projects as a second/third-round selection in the 2022 NFL Draft. Cook is a solid prospect and his versatility will be very attractive.