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Rd 2, Pick 63 (31): RB James Cook, Georgia


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1 minute ago, BurpleBull said:

Not trying to being a downer, but doesn't he go down rather easily for a RB drafted this high? 

 

After speed and pass-catching, he doesn't have anything on Devin Singletary.

 

He's not a RB in the traditional sense.  He's more of a RB/WR hybrid.  He's going to be deadly on third downs and long yardage situations. 

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8 minutes ago, BurpleBull said:

Not trying to being a downer, but doesn't he go down rather easily for a RB drafted this high? 

 

After speed and pass-catching, he doesn't have anything on Devin Singletary.

 

They don't plan to use him as an RB much I assume. Probably a few toss sweeps or outside runs to the edge but mostly used as a weapon in the passing game where they can split him out wide and get an LB matched up on him...

 

Probably envision using him similar to how Kamara is used in NO but with less runs.

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17 minutes ago, VW82 said:

 

Because he played for Georgia. They have a run-focused offense and lots of weapons / mouths to feed. 

 

It's probably fair to question his lackluster college career production and wonder how his body will hold up due to his size, or whether he has the work ethic to truly excel. But the tape doesn't lie, and the fact he has a superstar brother currently killing it with the Vikings doesn't hurt.  

Fair enough. 👍🏻

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13 minutes ago, YoloinOhio said:

 

 

Note also that the guy he burned on that play was Christian Harris,  who went about a dozen picks after Cook.  Cook just ran right by him and actually had to slow up and wait on the ball. 

 

I'd also add that this play isn't a fluke,  either.  He had one just like it against Michigan in the Orange Bowl. 

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6 minutes ago, YoloinOhio said:

He’s not supposed to be Devin. Two different types of RBs

This^^^
 

Cook is a, as said above, a hybrid RB/WR, with go to the house speed that no current on roster RB has, and he can do it from the hand off and the YAC, it’s not so hard to understand how he will be used.

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11 hours ago, BADOLBILZ said:

 

 

There is a bit of a "needy" fill to this draft so far. ;)

 

Like maybe if Levi Wallace had been wearing different underwear and JD McKissic hadn't reneged they might have drafted 2 players at entirely different positions. :lol:

 

If $7M worth of free agents changed your round 1 and 2 draft process......that's not a great sign.

 

I like both players though.    Cooks is the best RB in the pass game in this draft IMO.   


Dont mind the players but question the value and strategy.  Beane basically admitted they drafted Cook for the role McKissic was going to have.  I mean, his approach to the second round is incredibly frustrating.  And he’s now drafted three running backs in for years with premium picks.  Insane.

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10 minutes ago, Brandon said:

 

Note also that the guy he burned on that play was Christian Harris,  who went about a dozen picks after Cook.  Cook just ran right by him and actually had to slow up and wait on the ball. 

 

I'd also add that this play isn't a fluke,  either.  He had one just like it against Michigan in the Orange Bowl. 


That’s the idea in my mind. Split him out. If there is a linebacker on him, let him do his thing. If they use a DB, there is a mismatch elsewhere. If the team goes small in a dime package, shift Cook into the backfield and run the football. It’s essentially what the patriots have done with James White for a million years, except Cook is bigger, faster, stronger. 

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4 minutes ago, Coach Tuesday said:

Dont mind the players but question the value and strategy.  Beane basically admitted they drafted Cook for the role McKissic was going to have.  I mean, his approach to the second round is incredibly frustrating.  And he’s now drafted three running backs in for years with premium picks.  Insane.


Ok then, who would you have taken with the first two pick?

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4 minutes ago, MrEpsYtown said:


That’s the idea in my mind. Split him out. If there is a linebacker on him, let him do his thing. If they use a DB, there is a mismatch elsewhere. If the team goes small in a dime package, shift Cook into the backfield and run the football. It’s essentially what the patriots have done with James White for a million years, except Cook is bigger, faster, stronger. 

 

That's exactly how I think the Bills will use him. 

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45 minutes ago, BurpleBull said:

Not trying to being a downer, but doesn't he go down rather easily for a RB drafted this high? 

 

After speed and pass-catching, he doesn't have anything on Devin Singletary.

Did you want Hall? 

23 minutes ago, Brandon said:

 

Note also that the guy he burned on that play was Christian Harris,  who went about a dozen picks after Cook.  Cook just ran right by him and actually had to slow up and wait on the ball. 

 

I'd also add that this play isn't a fluke,  either.  He had one just like it against Michigan in the Orange Bowl. 

And he had a QB whose strength isn’t throwing the ball. To think what he can do with Josh is fun. I bet we see some 2 back sets where Cook can motion out to a wideout/slot for a passing play or stay in and run it. 

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18 minutes ago, Don Otreply said:

 

Cook is a, as said above, a hybrid RB/WR, with go to the house speed that no current on roster RB has, and he can do it from the hand off and the YAC, it’s not so hard to understand how he will be used.

 

I've seen him run down from behind by more than one college player; that typically does not denote long speed in the NFL.

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5 hours ago, Doc Brown said:

Something tells me you don't know the limitations of the BMI index.  What's his body fat percentage?  For example, Isaiah McKenzie has a 26.3 BMI and is considered overweight.  His brother Dalvin's BMI is 30.1 and he's considered obese by that metric. 

You are correct.  I was listening to a couple scouting reports and both mentioned this as a problem, but neither went into detail about it.  It was late and I didn’t look into it any further.  Til now.

 

Looks like their problem with it is that he’s too skinny and will break. 
 

Apologies.  Now get back to your regularly scheduled programming. 

 

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