Georgia’s James Cook selected with 63th pick in NFL draft

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Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett reacts as running back James Cook makes a long run during the fourth quarter in the College Football Playoff Championship game on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, in Indianapolis. “Curtis Compton /”`Georgi

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Selection: Second round (No. 63 overall), Buffalo Bills

Position: Running back

Ht., wt.: 5-foot-11, 190 pounds

Class:  Senior

Hometown: Miami

Notable: Played in all 15 games in 2021, with three starts and finished second on the team in rushing yards (728) and touchdowns (7). His longest run was for 67 yards against Alabama in the College Football Playoff Championship game. … Also caught 27 passes for 284 yards, including a 53-yard catch against Michigan in the Orange Bowl CFP semifinal. … He ranked second on the team in rushing yards in 2020 (303, 8 games). … Averaged 6.4 yards per rush as a senior and 6.7 as a junior.

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