2021 NFL Draft Guide Player Profiles: Brandin Cooks
Published: Jul 30, 2021, 4:13 PM EDT
New year, new team, same story for wide receiver Brandin Cooks. Despite being traded all around the league the past few years, all he has done is produce quality numbers. From 2016-2018, he posted 1,000 receiving yards with at least five receiving touchdowns for the Saints, Patriots and Rams respectively. He had a down 2019, as Jared Goff couldn’t find him downfield, and the Rams traded Cooks to the Houston Texans.
With Deshaun Watson under center in 2020, Cooks caught 81 of 119 targets for 1,150 yards and six touchdowns. His 5.4 receptions per game and 76.7 yards per game were career bests, and his 9.7 yards per target was the third-best mark of his career. Barring a return under center by Watson for Houston in 2021, this will be the...