Bills select running back James Cook with 63rd pick in 2022 NFL Draft

Bills trade back twice before selecting the Georgia running back

Orchard Park, N.Y. (WGR 550) - The Buffalo Bills traded back twice in the second round of the 2022 NFL Draft before selecting University of Georgia running back James Cook with the 63rd overall pick.

The Bills first traded with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to go from the 57th overall pick to the 60th pick, while also acquiring an additional sixth-round pick (180th overall).

A short time later, the Bills traded back again, this time with the Cincinnati Bengals to go from the 60th pick to 63rd overall. Buffalo also added another sixth-round pick (209th overall) in their trade with the Bengals.

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Cook is the younger brother of All-Pro running back of the Minnesota Vikings, Dalvin Cook.

Over the course of his collegiate career, Cook appeared in 50 career games, accounting for 1,503 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns. The 22-year-old also added 67 receptions for 730 yards and six touchdowns in the receiving game.

The 5-foot-11, 190-pound running back also added a 4.42 40-yard dash at this year's NFL Scouting Combine.

The Bills will next pick in the third round with the 89th overall selection.

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