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Brandin Cooks | Wide Receiver

Team: Oregon State Beavers
Age / DOB:  (20) / 9/25/1993
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 186

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Oregon State WR Brandin Cooks told the NFL Network he has four visits or workouts scheduled in the next few weeks.
Cooks specifically said his interaction with the Jets will be in the form of a visit, but the Panthers, Patriots and Seahawks could be a generic campus workout. The receiver likely has more teams scheduled than these four, but it is a good start. He has a chance to be the fourth receiver off the board. Apr 5 - 12:20 PM
Source: NFL.com

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Oregon State WR Brandin Cooks proclaimed that he can be a better version of DeSean Jackson.

Speaking to Philly.com, Cooks was both complimentary and supremely confident. "His game is unbelievable," said Cooks. "The man can blow the top off, catch the deep routes, catch the underneath routes, produce in the return game. He’s just special. He’s a freak. I definitely admire his game. Maybe Chip Kelly is looking to take another speedy receiver in that first round, and that could be me. Who knows? And if that’s the case, a lot of people will wonder ‘Can he do it like DeSean Jackson?’ In my opinion, I can do it like him and do it better." Chip Kelly has reportedly closely scouted Cooks, and the fit makes plenty of sense. Coming out of college, the players were the same height (5-foot-10), but Cooks is 14 pounds heavier (189 to 175) and a smidgen faster (4.33 forty to 4.35). Cooks also put up far superior numbers despite playing in only two more collegiate games (226 catches/3,272 yards/24 TDs compared to Jackson's 162/2,423/22 touchdown).
Source: Philly.com
Apr 3 - 6:52 PM

Oregon State WR Brandin Cooks leaped five spots up to No. 21 overall on Daniel Jeremiah's big board published Tuesday.

"He catches a lot of quick-hitters in Oregon State's offense and he is at his best with the ball in his hands," the NFL.com scribe wrote. "He has the shiftiness to make defenders miss and the home-run speed to score from anywhere on the field. He is a very efficient route-runner when working back to the quarterback and he tracks the ball naturally over his shoulder on deep routes." Cooks abused Pac 12 defenses over the past two seasons, turning 95 catches into 2,881 yards and 21 touchdowns. He has drawn comparisons to Tavon Austin, Wes Welker, and Steve Smith. The Eagles, of one, are reportedly interested as they seek DeSean Jackson's replacement.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 1 - 10:41 PM

ESPN analyst Louis Riddick has heard that Oregon State WR Brandin Cooks' personality and charisma match his stellar play on the field.

"Nothing better than hearing that a very good NFL draft prospect has an even better personality, charisma, etc #BrandinCooks," Riddick tweeted. Teams that are looking to add a dynamic receiver in the second half of the first round, could easily be enticed to draft Cooks with their selection. Cooks has the ability to win inside and out while taking the top off a defense. He has drawn comparisons to Tavon Austin, Wes Welker, and most commonly Steve Smith.
Mar 26 - 11:04 PM

The Eagles are interested in Oregon State WR Brandin Cooks, "with head coach Chip Kelly particularly interested in the wideout," reports Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ.com.

It's no surprise that Cooks has caught Kelly's eye, and he could become DeSean Jackson's replacement. Coming out of college, the players were the same height (5-foot-10), but Cooks is 14 pounds heavier (189 to 175) and a smidgen faster (4.33 forty to 4.35). Cooks also put up far superior numbers despite playing in only two more games (226 catches/3,272 yards/24 TDs compared to Jackson's 162/2,423/22 touchdown).
Source: NJ.com
Mar 23 - 8:53 PM

Oregon State WR Brandin Cooks has a meeting scheduled to visit with the Panthers.

Carolina, having recently lost wide receivers Steve Smith and Brandon LaFell to free agency, have a major need on the perimeter. Why not fill it with a prospect that many have compared to Smith himself? Cooks (5-foot-9 3/4, 185 pounds), a slot dynamo, put on a show at the combine, running a 4.33-second 40-yard dash. He's already visited with the Patriots. Cooks was asked whom he patterns his game after, and his answer should make Panthers' fans swoon. "Steve Smith, he's a great receiver and one of the best out there," Cooks said. "Being under six-foot, he's not one of the biggest receivers, but at the same time, he brings everything to the table that any other guy can. I definitely try to mold my game after a guy like that."
Source: NFL.com
Mar 23 - 5:58 PM

Oregon State WR Brandin Cooks didn't participate in testing drills for scouts at the Beavers' pro day.

Cooks (5-foot-9 3/4, 185 pounds) elected to keep most of his combine numbers, which was a smart move because he put on an absolute show in Indy, including a 4.33-second 40-yard dash. Cooks caught passes for scouts from former Beavers backup Cody Vaz. The slot dynamo has drawn comparisons to Tavon Austin and Wes Welker. He's ticketed for the first round.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 15 - 3:17 PM

The Jets have been "all over" Oregon State WR Brandin Cooks, according to a source close to beat writer Rich Cimini.

Cooks may be best suited as a slot receiver in the NFL, but there were plenty of occasions where in won on the outside in the Pac-12. In fact, Rotoworld's Josh Norris compares him to Victor Cruz, despite his shorter stature. Some have compared Cooks to Tavon Austin and Wes Welker, but what separates Cooks from other top receivers in this class is his inability to win consistently at the catch point in contested situations.
Mar 15 - 12:10 PM

NFL.com's Gil Brandt mentioned that Oregon State WR Brandin Cooks reminds him of a "faster Wes Welker."

"Brandin Cooks working out today at Oregon State pro day. Reminds me of Wes Welker, only faster. Great kid. Going to be good NFL player," Brandt tweeted. Cooks ran a blazing 4.33 forty at the combine, which was the second fastest time by any player that attended. The explosion that Cooks showcased this season, has followed him to the Combine, as well as his Pro Day. Cooks has the ability to win inside and out, and with his type of explosiveness, he has the ability to take the top off a defense. The all-purpose weapon could hear his name called in the second half of the first-round.
Mar 14 - 3:11 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes Oregon State WR Brandin Cooks is a "special athlete" and should be the third wide receiver drafted off the board.

"I know Beckham seems to be the trendy pick to be the 3rd WR drafted, but Brandin Cooks is still my guy after Sammy Watkins and Mike Evans. Special athlete," Brugler tweeted. Cooks' stock has continued to rise over the last couple of weeks after a strong outing at the Senior Bowl and Combine. Analysts have been super high on Cooks abilities, and he's drawn comparisons to Steve Smith and a "more physical" Tavon Austin as of late. Rotoworld's Josh Norris has him among the top 30 prospects in the draft.
Mar 10 - 12:54 PM

Oregon State WR Brandin Cooks moved up from No. 17 to No. 15 on Mel Kiper's big board.

Cooks debuted on the Big Board at No. 17 last week, so his stock clearly continues to rise. And with good reason, as Kiper notes: "Cooks has been the star of the draft process, backing up a season in which he couldn't be covered. He destroyed the combine. The small but explosive receiver ran a blazing 4.33, but also dominated in the agility drills and showed a great vertical to go with pretty good strength for a player his size. In fact, he now looks like a slightly more athletic version of Tavon Austin, and Austin was a top-10 pick last year. Cooks won't go as high, but it's fair to say the combine numbers match the ridiculous productivity." The MMQB's Peter King made the same comparison earlier this week, calling Cooks a "more physical" Austin. Cooks is going to go higher than folks currently think.
Mar 8 - 3:52 PM

The MMQB's Peter King noted that Oregon State WR Brandin Cooks reminded him of a "more physical" Tavon Austin.

After King watched three of Cooks' 2013 games—against Cal, Stanford and USC, he noted: "Cooks reminded me of the West Virginia all-purpose weapon, Tavon Austin, who was the only rusher/receiver picked in the top half of the first round of the 2013 draft." ESPN's Mel Kiper also made a similar comparison, calling Cooks a "more athletic" Tavon Austin. Our own Josh Norris continues to compare Cooks' skill set to Victor Cruz. While Cooks may get the "slot receiver" label he has the versatility to play inside and out at the next level.
Source: The MMQB
Mar 3 - 11:53 PM

The MMQB's Peter King believes Oregon State WR Brandin Cooks is "in value" for the Jets at No. 18.

In fact, King calls it a "perfect landing spot" and a need for the Jets. Rotoworld's Josh Norris is a big fan of Cooks, listing him among the top 30 prospects in the draft, but this pick might be a bit early. Evaluators will likely be split on projecting Cooks as more than just a slot receiver. Norris has compared Cooks to Victor Cruz, even though the Oregon State product is two inches shorter.
Mar 2 - 12:56 PM

Oregon State WR Brandin Cooks debuted in Mel Kiper's big board at No. 17 overall.

"He now looks like an oh so slightly more athletic version of Tavon Austin, and Austin was a top-10 pick last year," Kiper writes. "Cooks won't go as high, but it's fair to say the combine numbers match the ridiculous productivity." The Beaver is a different type of receiver than many in this class, displaying the ability to win with quickness outside or in the slot.
Source: ESPN
Feb 28 - 11:56 AM

NFL.com's Gil Brandt mentioned that Oregon State WR Brandin Cooks' 60-yd shuttle time (10.72) is the all-time combine record.

"Brandin Cooks says he was told his 10.72-sec 60-yd shuttle is alltime combine record. 1 of 2 players under 11 secs (Damian Copeland other)," Brandt tweeted. In 2012 Cooks also set the Oregon State record with a 6.81 second 60-meter dash. At the Combine he also took home $100,000 from Adidas, who gave the fastest (4.33 forty) athlete wearing there footwear a cash prize. Rotoworld's Josh Norris loves Cook's explosiveness and his ability to win at every level of the field, he currently sits at No.25 on his Top 50 board.
Feb 27 - 1:32 PM