In 2016, Cook averaged 6.0 yards per carry for 1,765 yards and 19 touchdowns. He also had 33 receptions for 488 yards. Cook suffers from some weird fumbles and ball-security issues that he needs to fix - see his fumble versus Ole Miss and two fumbles against Syracuse. On the upside, Cook demonstrated his tremendous speed, vision, cutting ability, and balance in 2016. While he isn't the biggest of backs, he has functional power to charge through some tackles from linebackers and defensive backs.
Teams do have some off-the-field concerns with Cook, not from his character, but the people that he hangs out with. He escaped some legal issues last year, but teams say that Cook has an entourage of gang bangers and they worry Cook drinks too much. Staying out of trouble is a concern that teams have.
The Seminoles had a drop-off in 2015 after losing Jameis Winston and a lot of other talented players to the NFL, but Cook was so good on his own, he carried Florida State to a 10-win season. On the year, Cook averaged 7.4 yards per carry for 1,691 yards with 19 touchdowns. He had 24 receptions for 244 yards and a score as well.
Cook somewhat reminds me of Marshall Faulk with his speed, athleticism and versatility. As a runner, Cook is impossible not to like. He is fast to hit the hole and has serious acceleration to the second level of the defense. When Cook breaks into the open field, he has shear speed to run away from a lot of defensive backs and is a threat to take the ball to the house on long touchdown runs. Cook also has excellent body lean, pad level, vision to weave through defenders, balance, and patience. He is elusive in the open field and slashes through defenses.
While Cook isn't the biggest of backs, he is put together well with a thick lower body. That allows him to keep his balance after contact is made and pick up more yards. Cook also shows some natural receiving skills. He has soft hands and is an athletic route-runner. He looks like a future three-down starter in the NFL.
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