Brandin Cooks: New Orleans Saints' NFL Draft Profile

Brandin Cooks: New Orleans Saints' NFL Draft Profile
May 8, 2014, 10:00 pm
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Brandin Cooks (WR), Oregon State

5’10” | 189 lbs.

2013 stats:

128 REC, 1,730 YDS, 16 TDS


1st round, 20th overall (New Orleans Saints)

What scouts are saying:

"An explosive receiver that wins at every level of the field. Can take short passes for long gains after creating even more separation.” (Josh Norris, Rotoworld)

"Special athlete with explosive feet and natural burst - springs in his legs. Fluid body control with excellent start/stop moves, open-field vision and patient hesitation to elude defenders - joystick moves with loose hips and joints.” (Dane Brugler, CBS Sports)

“Even though Cooks is undersized, he can operate in the short and intermediate part of the field. He gets separation on short routes and is a nice weapon on third downs. His slot receiver capabilities could turn him into one of the better slot wide outs in the league.” (

"Tracks and adjusts. Quick hands. Good concentration, body control and boundary awareness. Shows elusiveness, creativity and vision after the catch. Unafraid to play in the tall trees.” (Nolan Nawrocki,

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