- James Cook's NFL draft profile
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News: 7 days agoCook has taken some reps with the wide receivers in camp to work on his route running and footwork, Joe Buscaglia of The Athletic reports.
Spin: The Bills are enthralled with Cook's pass-catching ability out of the backfield, so the rookie second-round pick's likely to carve out a role as a change-of-pace complement to Devin Singletary. Spending some time with the receivers coaches should help Cook hone his skill set, though he's still likely to play primarily at running back in games.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Cook was selected by Buffalo in the second round of April's draft. Cook isn't quite as big or strong as his older brother, Dalvin, but he has the speed (4.42 40-yard dash), explosiveness and receiving ability to make noise in the pros as a situational back. He totaled 230 carries during four seasons at Georgia (career-high 113 as a senior), but his efficiency was terrific, as he averaged 6.5 yards per carry and 9.4 yards per target while not dropping a single one of his 78 career targets. Cook may never come close to the volume his brother enjoys, but he's joining an elite Buffalo offense and has big upside as a receiving specialist. Expect him to step into No. 2/passing-down duties behind Devin Singletary early on. Consistent fantasy value is unlikely, but he'll be an interesting insurance option and is well worth a late-round pick.