Saints sign first-round pick Brandin Cooks


Another first-round pick has signed with his club.

The club announced Sunday it had reached a deal with wide receiver Brandin Cooks, the No. 20 overall selection in the 2014 NFL Draft.

As with all first-round deals, Cooks received a four-year contract, but the Saints will later have the option to add a fifth year to the deal.

The 5-foot-10, 184-pound Cooks caught 226 passes for 3,272 yards and 24 touchdowns at Oregon State (2011-2013). The Saints traded their first-round pick (No. 27) and third-round selection (No. 91) to Arizona to move up seven spots to select Cooks, who is likely to see immediate playing time for New Orleans.

Cooks is the third first-round pick to sign, joining Raiders linebacker Khalil Mack (No. 5 overall) and Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller (No. 14).

18 responses to “Saints sign first-round pick Brandin Cooks

  1. Drew Brees & Sean Payton got the number one receiver in college football? Yeah right, the fans of other teams keep pretending like this won’t matter. 4th best defense goes to number one, and second best offense goes to number one.

  2. Saints, 49ers, Cardinals, Packers, Rams and everyone they play are coming after Seattle. All props to the the Hawks til’ someone takes the crown. Seattle played the best and most consistent football all last season. But I believe a BIG part of them repeating as champs is to have the title go through Century Link Field again. As GREAT as the Hawks played last season, I don’t know if they win either of those last two games playoff games if they’re playing in The Dome or Candlestick Park. But for now, “All the hail the champs!”

  3. hawksfan99 says:
    May 18, 2014 3:26 PM

    Lol but they won’t leave with it


    I’m a Saints fan, but that was funny. 🙂

  4. Dear sainta fans, dont you have to prove you can hang with seattle before awarding your team the “on paper” superbowl trophy?

  5. @axxx1, Saints fans are not taking ANYTHING from the champs and giving them their rightfully EARNED props. But last year the Saints averaged 10 points more/game in NO. Despite having to deal with crowd noise and the elements, we lost by 8. If they played 100 games on the other team’s field, the Hawks would probably win more games in NO than we would win in Seattle. The Hawks were #1 in D last year but at #4 the Saints aren’t far behind. Jimmy Graham may not have had a big game against Seattle but others did bc Drew still threw for 300+ yards in that game. All we’re saying is that the Saints have the advantage when teams have to play us in The Dome! Who dat!

  6. Not speaking from a Saints’ fan perspective, but Cooks is going to absolutely detonate onto the NFL football scene.

    If you do fantasy, get yer meathooks on this guy.

  7. Other than Randy Moss, has any receiver had a monster first year in the league?

    Not sure why they are expecting a game changer as a rookie…

  8. he has some highlights that are pretty jaw dropping. Brees makes mediocre WR’s look pretty good. got the chargers to pay big for meachem, this kid is going to flourish in the saints offense

  9. This guy is the next Cobb with the speed of Harvin. How he didn’t go top five is beyond me.

  10. having watched a lot of P12 FB the last few years I can say Cooks is a stud. Small, but very quick and fast, with great hands. And all I have read about him is he is a class individual and hard worker. I think he’ll be great in Sean Payton’s offense with Brees distributing the ball. Sleeper for offensive rookie of the year.

  11. Mix of D Jax and Harvin….. Can play outside and the slot. Payton is gonna make him an All pro in 2 years.

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