NFL Draft 2014: Oregon State WR Brandin Cooks will turn pro

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Oregon State wide receiver Brandin Cooks was arguably the most dynamic and impactful players in the entire country in 2013. After a season in which he caught 128 balls for 1,730 yards, both single-season Pac-12 records, the junior wideout has decided to test the NFL Draft waters in 2014, the school has announced via a press release on Thursday.

Oregon State, after losing their first game of the year to FCS Eastern Washington, got off to a hot start in 2013 and the talents of Cooks had a lot to do with that run as the chemistry between he and quarterback Sean Mannion continued to grow.

Now, Cooks will see if he can develop that same chemistry with a signal caller at the next level.

At 5-10 and 186-pounds, Cooks is smaller than some of the receivers at the professional level, but he’s tremendous at finding the open holes in the defense, and has tremendous hands. If you were to go back and watch how many balls Cooks caught by NOT utilizing his pads, you’d be amazed.

He can also be an asset to a team in the kick return department on either kick offs or punts. He’s done both in his time at Corvallis and it shows, as he’s finished his Oregon State career with 3,863 all-purpose yards.

 

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