Running back | Florida State | Junior
Height: 5-foot-11 | Weight: 213 pounds
2016: totaled 1,765 yards and 19 touchdowns on 288 carries as the Seminoles lead back; added 33 receptions for 488 yards and a score; finalist for Doak Walker Award (nation’s top running back); earned All-ACC First Team honors (media and coaches); semifinalist for the Maxwell Award Watch List, unanimous All-American; Orange Bowl MVP
Career: totaled 4,464 yards and 46 touchdowns on 687 carries (6.5 yards per carry); added 79 receptions for 935 yards; two-time All-American; named to All-ACC team three straight seasons; holds school record for single-season rushing total
40-yard dash: 4.49 seconds
Bench press: 22 reps of 225 pounds
Broad jump: 9 feet, 8 inches
Vertical jump: 30.5 inches
3-cone drill: 7.27 seconds
20-yard shuttle: 4.53 seconds
Summary: Cook made waves early on as he became the first Florida State running back to break the 1,000-yard barrier in his first season at school. Known for his elusiveness and athleticism, Cook increased his rushing total each season, eventually setting a Seminoles single-season record in 2016 with 1,765 rushing yards while also putting himself atop the school’s all-time list.
Lance Zierlein of NFL.com wrote Cook “uses choppy feet and compact stride length downhill. Keeps feet under him and is able to make lateral cuts at a moment's notice. Flourished in zone, gap and power schemes at FSU. At his best running wide while setting up lead blockers. Slows flowing safeties and linebackers with hesitation steps and glances back inside. Has run-away gear around the corner he keeps tucked away for special occasions.”
Stacking up: NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks has Cook as the No. 2 prospect at the position. Chris Burke of Sports Illustrated has Cook as the top running back in the draft, noting that the running back is “a dynamic playmaker capable of delivering splash plays as a runner or receiver.”
Alone at the top: Cook set Florida State’s career rushing record in November by surpassing Warrick Dunn’s mark of 3,959 yards.