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Saints' Brandin Cooks Set to Emerge as Star

Long gone are the days of the non-impactful rookie wide receivers.Brandin Cooks, selected 20th overall by the New Orleans Saints in the 2014 NFL Draft, was the fourth receiver off the board in the most talented class of pass-catchers the league has ever seen – and deservedly so.When the season concluded, the league was in awe at budding superstar, Odell Beckham Jr.’s year. But...
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Marcus Peters dominated current Saints WR Brandin Cooks in college

Strong, physical press corners like Marcus Peters can redirect receivers their size. But sometimes, the smaller, shiftier receivers give them headaches.So it's a great sign for Chiefs fans that, when Peters lined up across from future New Orleans Saints receiver Brandin Cooks in 2013, he manhandled him for the better part of four quarters.Cooks is the exact type of receiver who can...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: New Orleans Saints wideout Brandin Cooks talks money, fame

What the New Orleans Saints will do in the draft later this month is anybody’s guess, but one thing we know for sure is they hit a home run last year when they picked wide receiver Brandin Cooks from Oregon State. Cooks caught 53 passes for 550 yards and scored three touchdowns in ten games. He also appears to have his head on straight… AROUND COVER32 Five Things: Players who...
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New Orleans Saints: Brandin Cooks shines in win over Rams

The preseason is finally underway and the New Orleans Saints began it with a promising 26-24 victory over the St. Louis Rams on Friday night. The hype around the game was a little higher than usual with the anticipated debuts of rookies Brandin Cooks and Michael Sam. Brandin Cooks didn’t disappoint. The first round pick out of Oregon State led all receivers with eight targets,...
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints: Biggest winners in training camp

We finally got our first taste of football on Sunday with the Hall of Fame Game and we will now have football every weekend until late January. The New Orleans Saints have had a week of training camp and will play their first preseason game in 4 days. Plenty have plays have been made, albeit against each other with limited contact. But who has stood out the most from the masses?...
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

3 takeaways from the New Orleans Saints Black & Gold scrimmage

1. Brandin Cooks is the real deal   I’ll come clean:  I was not happy that the Saints drafted Cooks, much less that they traded up to get him.  I valued big-bodied receivers like Vanderbilt’s Jordan Matthews and Fresno State’s Davante Adams over him and thought that was where the Saints should invest their first selection of the 2014 NFL Draft. I can’t put in words how...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandin Cooks receives new nickname from New Orleans Saints teammates

OTA’s and Mini Camps are well-renowned for the high-jinks and practical jokes players use to mess with each other. Most (if not all) are all in good fun, including one joke Saints players used to take a minor dig at rookie wide receiver Brandin Cooks. Cooks had yet to participate in off-season workouts with the Saints because of a NCAA rule that prevented him from being in New...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints: Which rookies will make the team?

The New Orleans Saints drafted 6 rookies this year and signed a plethora of undrafted free agents. The Saints are a veteran team that looks to compete for a Super Bowl this season, but that doesn’t mean that they won’t have some younger players crack the 53 man roster. Offense Brandin Cooks, WR The first rounder is a lock to make the team and contribute immediately after the...
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandin Cooks dialing up Aloe Blacc for the New Orleans Saints’ offense

With the 20th overall pick, the New Orleans Saints select Brandin Cooks, wide receiver, Oregon State. At the start of his junior season (and what proved to be his last one) as an Oregon State Beaver, there were doubts about whether Cooks could perform at the number one receiver spot; he had played second-fiddle to current Steelers wideout Markus Wheaton prior to last year. In his...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints: Grading all 6 draft picks

The draft is over, and the Saints have a new crop of players. Here is a recap and overview of the new prospects acquired over the last 3 days. Round 1, Pick 20- Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State, A- The Saints fill their biggest need with a bang. They had to trade up unfortunately (hence the minus and straight A), but they were not going to get him unless they did. Having lost Lance...
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

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