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Brandin Cooks is the fastest wideout at the Combine

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While Clemson’s Sammy Watkins will be the first receiver taken, he wasn’t the fastest on Sunday.

That honor belongs to Oregon State’s Brandin Cooks, who ran a 4.33-second 40-yard dash to lead all receivers at the Scouting Combine.

Pittsburg State’s John Brown was the next man up with a 4.34, and they were the only two to break the 4.4 barrier, after times were adjusted back and the “official” times were tabulated.

“For me, I’m a playmaker,” Cooks said during his interviews Saturday. “I’m able to create plays from nothing. Be able to catch a 3-yard ball, I’ll take it the distance. Those RAC yards, yards after the catch.

“Speed kills and I feel like that’s what I’m going to bring to the game.”

While he didn’t reach 4.24-second record of Titans running back Chris Johnson as the fastest in combine history, Cooks might have solidified a spot in the first round with his performance.

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11 Responses to “Brandin Cooks is the fastest wideout at the Combine”
  1. thestrategyexpert says: Feb 23, 2014 1:47 PM

    He just needed to add one more line about how he also wants to be in consideration for the first pick!

  2. fr0sted21 says: Feb 23, 2014 1:49 PM

    Best accelerator*

  3. pacificnw7722 says: Feb 23, 2014 1:50 PM

    From Oregon to the Seahawks right up the road. Go get him GM John Schneider……

  4. thevikesarebest says: Feb 23, 2014 2:02 PM

    If u want a ring come to the Vi kings.SKOL

  5. djshnooks says: Feb 23, 2014 2:14 PM

    I see Sammy Watkins going to the Bills.

    But is that the right move? He is the same size as Woods and Stevie…we need a giant target like Evans or Benjamin.

    Might help in keeping Spiller around though.

  6. negaduck says: Feb 23, 2014 2:45 PM

    I hope he likes Oakland

  7. jhorton83 says: Feb 23, 2014 2:56 PM

    Somewhere the ghost of Al Davis is putting him atop the Raiders draft board.

  8. ✦ Pittsburgh is the City of Champions ✦ says: Feb 23, 2014 3:11 PM

    They should also do 100m.

  9. hawkstradamus says: Feb 23, 2014 3:14 PM

    If you want to see a list of the least productive WR draft picks in the history of the nfl just look up fastest 40 times.

  10. 1phd says: Feb 23, 2014 4:06 PM

    Still can’t understand why they don’t also clock them in full uniform. BIG oversight.

  11. pilot2011 says: Feb 23, 2014 4:29 PM

    He’ll be in Carolina.

    There is another undersized wide receiver on that team that might be able to show him a thing or two.

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