Draft Rewind 2014: Brandin Cooks, New Orleans Saints

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about BRANDIN COOKS: Oregon State, 5096 189 4.33. Two-year starter. Was the explosive 2013 Fred Biletnikoff winner as the country’s best receiver. Has a lot of Carolina’s Steve Smith in him. A gritty receiver who has good hands and quick feet. A strong route runner with good vision. Explosive upfield burst on jailbreak screens. Beats the first tackler on a regular basis. An aggressive receiver with strong hands. Catches the ball in tight quarters and is not afraid to go over the middle. Gets open in man-to-man coverage. Competitive and athletic after the catch. Makes defenders miss. Tough to cover in the slot. An athletic receiver who can carry his pads and can take the short pass all the way for a touchdown. Good upper body strength. Quickness into and out of the break point to create separation and get open. Has explosive quickness and speed. Adjusts well to the ball in flight. Can move and adjust to uncover. Talent to contribute early and provide impact play. Can make plays in a congested area. Will leap and pluck the ball at the high point and not wait on the ball. Runs the fly sweep with speed, quickness, and agility. 2013 stats: 128-1730, 13.5 ypr, 16 TD. OSR:1/46. First/second round. (A-30 3/4, H-9 5/8, VJ-36, SS-3.81).

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