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Saints move up to No. 20, take Brandin Cooks


The New Orleans Saints liked Oregon State wide receiver Brandin Cooks enough to trade up and get him.

In a trade with the Cardinals, the Saints moved up from their first-round pick, No. 27 overall, to get the 20th overall pick and select Cooks, who won the Biletnikoff Award as the best receiver in college football last year. The Saints also gave up their third-round pick in the deal.

Although he’s not the same kind of freakish athlete as Sammy Watkins, the top receiver in this year’s draft, Cooks is a very good player who has few if any downsides: He was an extremely productive receiver in college, he performed well at the Combine, and from all accounts he’s a good guy in the locker room and in the community. New Orleans will like him.

And New Orleans will especially like giving Drew Brees another weapon. Although the Saints have lost a good receiver in Lance Moore and a good pass-catching running back in Darren Sproles, they’ve now added a promising young receiver in Cooks to an already very good passing game.

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14 Responses to “Saints move up to No. 20, take Brandin Cooks”
  1. roachmonster says: May 8, 2014 10:28 PM

    Mickey Loomis making is happen! WHO DAT

  2. wishingtonredslur says: May 8, 2014 10:30 PM

    All the first round QB’s are still sitting except Bortles. Crazy.

  3. noladat says: May 8, 2014 10:34 PM

    Heck ya!

  4. lightcleric says: May 8, 2014 10:38 PM

    Really like the pick, don’t mind trading too much because we only gave up a 3rd(if it was a 2nd I would have been worried).

  5. WilliamBelichick says: May 8, 2014 10:51 PM

    I don’t like it that much. Would rather a CB and draft Jarvis Landry later

  6. taintedsaints2009 says: May 8, 2014 10:58 PM

    this guy was a top 5 talent. packers are probably crying they didn’t get to pick this guy who is basically another randall cobb

  7. dude2424 says: May 8, 2014 11:02 PM

    Saints knew that there was no chance Cooks was going to get past the Eagles. Nice move to grab him.

  8. mattryansnoodlearm says: May 8, 2014 11:05 PM


  9. sfsaintsfan says: May 9, 2014 2:24 AM

    A time of 4.33 in the 40. Burner speed.

    Yes, that is faster than DeShaun Jackson.

    4.33 faster than 4.35

    Tied for fastest 20 yard shuttle since 2006 and fastest 60 yard shuttle since 2006. And he can catch. (Must be why the Raiders did not draft him…lol.)

    Saints will be more explosive on Offense. Sorry NFL…….

  10. nawlinssaints1956 says: May 9, 2014 6:41 AM

    Nice pick; Saints can pick up a CB in round 2. After that, more D and OL depth.

  11. ckruszka says: May 9, 2014 9:29 AM

    Loomis knows what he’s doing.

  12. bornahawker says: May 9, 2014 9:38 AM

    Cooks is not even close to enough to hang with Seattle. Bree’s did not have time to pass, how about o-line help? Good luck bums…..

  13. nfl4days says: May 9, 2014 10:39 AM

    Considering jarius wright was enough to handle Seattle I think we’ll be good. You have to run the ball to beat Seattle anyways.

  14. doubleogator says: May 9, 2014 11:33 AM

    Just what the Dr ordered, buckle your seat belts, cause the Saints are about to take off!

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