The Philadelphia Eagles deciding to release wide receiver DeSean Jackson, a very productive player, was a bit eyebrow raising. There were reports the Eagles were concerned about alleged gang affiliations, and Jackson has since signed with the Washington Redskins.
The Eagles re-signed Jeremy Maclin and Riley Cooper but still could be looking for another dominant receiver, and one NFL draft prospect is pleading his case.
“His game is unbelievable,” Oregon State wide receiver Brandin Cooks said, via Jimmy Kempski of Philly.com. “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.”
Cooks, at 5-10 and 189 pounds, has a similar frame and could be a late first round pick. The Eagles have the 22nd overall pick in the draft.
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