Nov 1, 2013; Corvallis, OR, USA; Oregon State Beavers wide receiver Brandin Cooks (7) scores a touchdown against USC Trojans in the first half at Reser Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft rumors: Brandin Cooks compared to a 'more physical' Tavon Austin

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Oregon State Beavers wide receiver Brandin Cooks is one of the quickest players in the 2014 NFL Draft class and he plays at wide receiver, so it is no surprise that he has drawn comparisons to Tavon Austin in last year’s draft.

As far as Peter King of Monday Morning Quarterback is concerned, “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. Cooks, I believe, is slightly more physical.”

ESPN’s Mel Kiper also gave Cooks an endorsement by calling him a “more athletic” version of Tavon Austin.

Austin took some time to adjust to the NFL, but once he got comfortable on the field the St. Louis Rams were happy with the dynamic that he was bringing to the offense. If Cooks can have that same impact, then whoever lands him will be a very happier team.

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