The New Orleans Saints could very well have gotten themselves the steal in the NFL Draft this past May when they drafted Oregon State wide receiver Brandin Cooks. And so far in practices, Cooks is showing that he might already be on a different level than everyone else on the field with him, even thought they’re the veterans.
In an interview with ESPN recently, tight end Benjamin Watson explained just how dynamic Cooks is, even going so far as explaining that he’s just playing the game at a different speed this early in his career.
“When you see a guy catch a pass and you see his first two steps look like he’s about to run a 40-yard dash, you know that the guy is quick and fast. And when you get the ball to him and he learns what to do, there might be problems [for opposing defenses],” Watson said. “And that’s what we all saw from the first pass he caught.
“Everybody looked at each other like, ‘Wow, this kid is definitely at a different speed.'”
Cooks was undoubtedly the most prolific wide receiver in college football last season for the Beavers, catching 128 balls for 1,730 yards and 16 scores. Once the draft pick came in, everyone stood in awe at the thought of Cooks playing with none other than Drew Brees and the rest of the talent on that New Orleans offense.
It seems that when it becomes a reality very soon, they’ll be even more amazed.