Buffalo Bills 2022 Draft Target: RB James Cook
One of those running backs that Salyer blocks for is James Cook, the younger brother of Minnesota Vikings’ running back Dalvin Cook. This season Cook has been a bigger part of the offense and has been very productive with seven rushing touchdowns and four receiving touchdowns while averaging 6.1 yards per rushing attempt and 10.8 yards per reception.
In the NFL, Cook is unlikely to be a featured running back but could bring to this offense what Matt Breida or Isaiah McKenzie does based on the versatility description in the scouting report on The Draft Network:
"Versatility: Cook was used as a chess piece in the Georgia offense all season. He takes carries from the backfield like a traditional back. He lines up in the slot/wing and is used heavily on jet sweeps. Cook is also utilized heavily as a receiver both out of the backfield and split out wide. He is a true mismatch who can align in a variety of roles."
The running back position is going to have plenty of questions this offseason, like whether or not Devin Singletary can continue his performance at the end of this year into next year. A player like James Cook could not only help the running back position but the offense as a whole.