Brandin Cooks | Patriots
Born in September 1993, Brandin Tawan Cooks was first drafted into the NFl in 2014. In the first round, he was drafted by the Saints of New Orleans. On April 3, 2018, the New England Patriots traded Cooks and a fourth-round draft pick to the Los Angeles Rams for a first-round pick and a sixth-round pick.
Brandin CooksBrandin Cooks Wide receiver #14
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 189 lb (86 kg)
College: Oregon State
Drafted: 2014 / Round: 1 / Pick: 20
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Trivia
He won the Biletnikoff Award in 2013 while starring for Oregon State.
He was also named a first-team All-American in 2013

Like all other talented football players, he started off playing college football. At Oregon State, he became a notable football player receiving recognition for this talent in 2013. Cooks stood out not just because of his pro foot-speed but his overall athleticism as well. With this ability, he was able to emerge as a formidable elite player. To this end, Cooks has become an asset where run plays are concerned. With his dedication to run over the middle, his lightening fast speed is always key to promoting Patriots odds.
High School Career
Cooks played school football for the Trojans at Lincoln High in California. In his years of high school, he maintained good performance, getting recognized by the recruiting network Rivals.com. Overall, he ranked as the 26th best wide receiver at the time. In his senior year, he managed 1,125 yards with 66 receptions and 11 touchdowns. At first, Cooks was supposed to join UCLA to start his professional college football. Later, he changed his mind and headed to Oregon State. Cooks was not just good in football, in high school, he became a seasoned basketball player and also ran the track whenever he had the chance.
College Career
In college, Cooks played football from 2011 to 2013. In his first year, he participated in all the games where he managed 391 yards and 3 touchdowns. He also played a role as a kick returner. In 2012, he recorded 67 receptions for 1,151 yards and 5 touchdowns. Cooks and Markus Wheaton broke the record in college football. Their combined effort delivered historic wins in the 2012 season, ending with 2,395 yards and 16 touchdowns. Due to exemplary performance in the 2013 season, Cooks was the second player from Oregon State to win the Biletnikoff Award. Mike Hass was the first to take the award in 2005. He decided to forgo senior year to join the NFL draft in 2014.
NFL Career
Cooks was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in 2014. In May 2014, Cooks signed a contract deal with the Saints for a whooping $8.3 million for four years.
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Cooks started off in his new home with a loss to the Falcons. However, he recorded history at the game by being the youngest player to catch a touchdown pass at only 20 years. Week 11 saw Cooks end the season in a disappointing way. He broke his thumb while playing with the Bengals. The 2015 season began on a high note. With 9 touchdowns and 1,138 yards, the Saints were leading in all categories. 2016 saw Cooks attain several career highs and at the end of the season, he was ranked 6th in the list of NFL wide receivers.
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In April 2017, Cooks was picked by the New England Patriots. In September of the same year, Cooks battled the City Chiefs of Kansas on Thursday Night Football, marking his debut to the team. His prowess on the pitch was evident through the weeks of the season. He continues to serve the team with dedication.

College Statistics


Year GP Receiving Rushing
Rec Yds Avg Long 100+ 200+ TD Avg/G Att Yds Avg TD
2011 12 31 391 12.6 59 0 0 3 32.6 10 41 4.1 0
2012 13 67 1,151 17.2 75 5 0 5 95.9 19 82 4.3 0
2013 13 128 1,730 13.5 55 8 2 16 133 32 217 6.8 2
Total 226 3,272 14.5 75 13 2 24 86.1 61 340 5.6 2
                         

Career statistics


Receiving
Year Team G Rec Yds Avg Yds/G Lng TD 20+ 40+ 1st FUM
2017 New England Patriots 16 65 1,082 16.6 67.6 64T 7 18 7 42 0
2016 New Orleans Saints 16 78 1,173 15.0 73.3 98T 8 15 6 45 1
2015 New Orleans Saints 16 84 1,138 13.5 71.1 71T 9 18 5 45 1
2014 New Orleans Saints 10 53 550 10.4 55.0 50T 3 4 2 25 0
Total 58 280 3,943 14.1 68.0 98 27 55 20 157 2
                       

Rushing
Year Team G Att Att/G Yds Avg Yds/G TD Lng 1st 1st% 20+ 40+ FUM
2017 New England Patriots 16 9 0.6 40 4.4 2.5 0 13 2 22.2 0 0 0
2016 New Orleans Saints 16 6 0.4 30 5.0 1.9 0 11 1 16.7 0 0 0
2015 New Orleans Saints 16 8 0.5 18 2.3 1.1 0 11 2 25.0 0 0 0
2014 New Orleans Saints 10 7 0.7 73 10.4 7.3 1 28 4 57.1 1 0 0
Total 58 30 0.5 161 5.4 2.8 1 28 9 30.0 1 0 0
                           

Kick Return
Year Team G Ret Yds Avg Lng TD 20+ 40+ FC FUM
2017 New England Patriots 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2016 New Orleans Saints 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 New Orleans Saints 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 New Orleans Saints 10 1 12 12.0 12 0 0 0 0 0
Total 58 1 12 12.0 12 0 0 0 0 0

Punt Return
Year Team G Ret RetY Avg Lng TD 20+ 40+ FC FUM
2017 New England Patriots 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2016 New Orleans Saints 16 1 2 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 0
2015 New Orleans Saints 16 2 12 6.0 6 0 0 0 0 0
2014 New Orleans Saints 10 10 35 3.5 15 0 0 0 15 1
Total 58 13 49 3.8 15 0 0 0 15 1
                     

Defensive
Tackles Interceptions
Year Team G Comb Total Ast Sck SFTY PDef Int TDs Yds Avg Lng
2017 New England Patriots 16 1 1 0 0.0 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0 --
2016 New Orleans Saints 16 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- 0.0 --
2015 New Orleans Saints 16 2 2 0 0.0 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0 --
2014 New Orleans Saints 10 2 2 0 0.0 0 0 -- -- -- 0.0 --
Total 58 5 5 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
                         

Fumbles
Year Team G FUM Lost FF Rec Rec Yds Yds TD OOB Sfty TB
2017 New England Patriots 16 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2016 New Orleans Saints 16 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- 1 0 0
2015 New Orleans Saints 16 1 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 0 0
2014 New Orleans Saints 10 1 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 0 0
Total 58 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
                         
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