Buffalo Bills: 4 reasons why James Cook will have breakout season in 2023

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Former Georiga Bulldog running back, James Cook, was selected in the second round of the 2022 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills. Lots of NFL fans would recognize the name, but mostly because of James's brother Dalvin, who's obviously been a really good weapon for the Minnesota Vikings until he recently hit free agency this offseason.

During James Cook's first year with the Buffalo Bills, he was very limited in the pass-heavy Bills offense and was also listed as the second string running back behind Devin Singletary.

Although, even when Cook got the ball, he would make some rookie mistakes immediately. Cook's literal first ever NFL touch in Week 1 against the Rams would result in a fumble loss, which would also be Cook's last touch of that night. But as the season progressed, it seemed that Cook was learning from his mistakes quickly, and turned into a weapon for Josh Allen when he was given more opportunities later in the season.

Cook would finish the season with 687 total yards on 110 total touches and 3 total touchdowns, while also recording 5.7 yards per carry on the ground. From what we've seen from him in his rookie season and from whats occured during the offseason and training camp, we can possibly see James Cook having a breakout year in this upcoming NFL season, and here are four reasons why.