Feb 23, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Oregon Ducks wide receiver Brandin Cooks (13) catches the ball during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Draft Rumors: Seattle Seahawks taking a look at Brandin Cooks to replace Golden Tate?

With the departure of wide receiver Golden Tate to the Detroit Lions in free agency, the Seattle Seahawks are in need of a new threat for Russell Wilson to throw the ball to, and they could be looking to fill that void in the 2014 NFL Draft by maybe giving a look to Oregon State wide receiver Brandin Cooks.

At the Oregon State Pro Day on Friday, the wide receivers coach for the defending world champions, Kippy Brown, was on hand personally to take a peek at what one of the most versatile receivers in college football in 2013 could bring to the table.

During the event, Cooks once again blew everyone away with his 40-yard dash by matching what he did at the NFL Scouting Combine, clocking in at 4.33 and barely letting a ball hit the ground.

Cooks would fit in nicely with the Seahawks as they look to keep building their dynasty out there. Pete Carroll loves to have Russell Wilson throw some short routes, and there were few better in 2013 at catch-and-run than Cooks was for Oregon State.

At the same time, though, he proved that he can make the move to beat the corners deep, so the departure of Tate might not hurt as much as the team thought if they can bring in Cooks.

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