In October, James Cook, the brother of Minnesota Vikings and former Florida State running back, Dalvin Cook, committed to Georgia as an RB:
Now we all know the Bulldogs are absolutely starved for some RB talent (this is sarcasm in case you're not keeping track), but it seems that Cook could change positions once he gets to Athens. 247Sports' writer Barton Simmons suggested that there could be a real possibility of Cook becoming a wide receiver in the near future.
"...the 5-11, 185-pounder didn’t have much of an interest in the inside run periods at running back. With his natural ability as a pass-catcher and route-runner and his instincts to play in space instead of within the tackle box makes me think there is a real path to him switching positions in Athens at some point," Simmons wrote.
Cook has shown a great ability to play in space and catch the ball out of the backfield. This combined with the fact that he shows a slight unwillingness to run between the tackles makes many wonder how he could fair as a wide receiver.
No, his size isn't quite ideal at 5-11, 185 pounds, but if he's got the skills to do it, then might as well give it a try. It makes even more sense for both Cook and the Bulldogs considering that they signed another premier RB to the 2018 class, alongside Cook.
Zamir White is a five-star, can't miss recruit who will be groomed to step into a Nick Chubb-type workhorse role. The only catch? White recently suffered a torn ACL, clouding his status heading into his freshman year.