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Brandin Cooks

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Height: 
5-10

Weight:

189

Age

24
Oregon State
4 Years Pro

2017 Season

  • rec24
  • yds472
  • avg19.7
  • tds2
stats

Cooks, 23, is a veteran of three NFL seasons with New Orleans after joining the team as a first-round draft pick (20th overall) out of Oregon State in the 2014 NFL Draft. The 5-foot-10, 189-pounder, has played in 42 NFL games with 31 starts and has 215 receptions for 2,861 yards and 20 touchdowns. Cooks has had 1,000-yard seasons each of the last two years with 1,138 yards on 84 receptions and nine touchdowns in 2015 and 1,173 yards on 78 receptions and eight touchdowns last season.

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CAREER TRANSACTIONS

Brandin Cooks was acquired by the New England Patriots from New Orleans along with a 2017 fourth-round draft selection (118th overall) in a trade in exchange for a 2017 first-round (32nd overall) and a 2017 third-round (103rd overall) draft selection on March 11, 2017 ... Originally drafted by New Orleans in the first round (20th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.

SEASONAL REVIEWS

2016 (16/12 - New Orleans)

  • Appeared in all 16 games with 12 starts and recorded 78 catches for a career-high 1,173 yards with eight touchdown receptions, his second consecutive season of at least 1,000 yards. Also had six rushing attempts for 30 yards and one punt return for two yards.
  • Posted touchdown catches of 98 and 87 yards, giving him the club's longest and fourth-longest receiving TDs. Became the first player in NFL history to have two TD catches of 85-plus yards in his team's first five games.
  • Posted three 100-yard receiving performances:
    • Week 1 vs. Oakland (143 receiving yards)
    • Week 6 vs. Carolina (173 receiving yards)
    • Week 15 at Arizona (186 receiving yards)
  • Started and caught six passes for 143 yards and two touchdowns to tie a career-best vs. Oakland (9/11), including a career-long 98-yard scoring grab that was the longest scoring play in Saints history. Also rushed once for 11 yards.
  • Caught seven passes for a career-high 173 yards and a touchdown vs. Carolina (10/16).
  • Recorded seven receptions for 58 yards and a nine-yard touchdown at Kansas City (10/23).
  • Caught seven passes for 42 yards at Carolina (11/17). Became only the third player to start his career with the Saints to record at least 50 receptions in his first three seasons, joining WR Danny Abramowicz and RB Reggie Bush.
  • Posted seven receptions for 186 yards and two touchdowns at Arizona (12/18), the third-highest receiving total in club record books. 

2015 (16/12 - New Orleans)

  • Appeared in all 16 games with 12 starts, recording 84 receptions for 1,138 yards and nine scoring grabs to lead the club in receptions, receiving yardage and touchdowns. His 84 receptions were the most by a Saints receiver since Marques Colston hauled in 84 in 2010. Also rushed eight times for 18 yards and returned two punts for 12 yards.
  • Posted one 10-reception and four 100-yard receiving performances:
    • Week 5 at Philadelphia (107 receiving yards)
    • Week 13 vs. Carolina (104 receiving yards)
    • Week 15 vs. Detroit (10 receptions, 124 receiving yards)
    • Week 16 vs. Jacksonville (123 receiving yards)
  • Totaled seven receptions for 79 yards, both Saints game-highs at Carolina (9/27).
  • Hauled in five passes for 107 yards with one touchdown at Philadelphia (10/11), his first career 100-yard receiving game.
  • Finished with a team-high 81 yards on a club-best six receptions at Indianapolis (10/25).
  • Caught six passes for 88 yards and a career-high tying two touchdowns vs. N.Y. Giants (11/1). 
  • Posted five receptions for 98 yards, including two scoring grabs to tie a career-high at Washington (11/15).
  • Caught six passes for 104 yards, including a 54-yard touchdown vs. Carolina (12/6). 
  • H Saw action on offense and on special teams vs. Detroit (12/21) and caught 10 passes for 124 yards with a touchdown, setting a single-game career-high in receptions. Also returned two punts for 12 yards. 
  • Registered five receptions  for 123 yards with a 71-yard touchdown and rushed a career-high four times for 10 yards for 133 total yards from scrimmage. 

2014 (10/7 - New Orleans)

  • Played in 10 games with six starts and totaled 53 receptions for 550 yards and three touchdowns before being placed on Injured Reserve on Nov. 18, missing the final six games of the season. Also rushed seven times for 73 yards and one touchdown, recorded 10 punt returns for 35 yards and one kickoff return for 12 yards.
  • Played in first-career game at Atlanta (9/7) and caught seven passes, tied for the most by a Saints rookie in their debut with RB Reggie Bush (9/10/06 at Cleveland), for 77 yards and a touchdown, while also rushing once for 18 yards. 
  • Started and led the team with eight receptions for 74 yards vs. Minnesota (9/21).
  • Caught a team-high nine passes for 56 yards while also rushing twice for 15 yards and returning a kickoff for 12 yards vs. Tampa Bay (10/5).
  • Caught a team-high six passes for 94 yards, including a 50-yard reception for a touchdown, while picking up first-career rushing touchdown on a four-yard sweep vs. Green Bay (10/26). Became the youngest player in NFL history to record both a TD catch and run in the same game.
  • Played on offense and special teams while bringing in five catches for a team-leading 90 yards and a touchdown vs. San Francisco (11/9).

COLLEGE

  • Started 29 of the career 38 games he played in at Oregon State as a two-year starter for the Beavers. Posted 226 receptions for 3,272 yards with 24 touchdowns, also adding 61 carries for 340 yards. Also returned 12 punts for 72 yards and eight kickoffs for 179 yards for a career total of 3,863 all-purpose yards. 
  • As a junior, captured the Biletnikoff Award and was a consensus first-team All-American and All-Pac 12 choice, when he started all 13 games and set school and conference single-season receiving records with 128 receptions for 1,730 yards, with a school-record 16 touchdowns, also gaining 217 yards with two TDs on 32 carries. Added 72 yards on 12 punt returns, as his 2,019 all-purpose yards ranked second on the school annual record charts.
  • Led nation in receiving yards and finished second in TD catches, leading the conference. Tied school season record with two 200-yard receiving performances and placed second on season chart with eight 100-yard games.
  • As a sophomore, was a Biletnikoff Award semi-finalist and received All-Pac 12 first-team honors from the NFL Draft report and received honorable mention from league coaches. In 13 starts, pulled in 67 receptions for 1,151 yards with five touchdowns, carried 19 times for 82 yards to amass 1,233 total yards from scrimmage.
  • Recorded 31 receptions for 391 yards (12.6 avg.) with three touchdowns and added 41 yards on 10 carries as a freshman.
  • Also lettered in track.

PERSONAL

  • Attended Lincoln High School (Stockton, Calif.), where he was a two-time Section Offensive Player of the Year, All-Area selection and team Most Valuable Player.
  • As a senior, registered 66 receptions for 1,125 yards and 11 touchdowns, finishing with 1,525 all-purpose yards.
  • As a junior, made 46 catches for 783 yards and 10 touchdowns.
  • Had 29 receptions for 600 yards and seven scores as a sophomore.
  • Closed out prep career earning six total letters - three in football, two in track and one in basketball.
  • Won an award at the NFL Scouting Combine from Adidas for running the fastest 40-yard dash (4.33).
  • Majored in human development and family sciences at Oregon State.

Stats

Career Stats

gamesreceivingrushingfumbles
seasonteamggsrecydsavglongtdattydsavglngtdfumlost
2017NE652447219.75423103.3130--
2016NO1612781,17315988630511010
2015NO1612841,13813.57198182.311010
2014NO1075355010.450377310.428110
TOTAL2393,33313.99822241315.528130

Recent Games

receivingrushingfumbles
wkopresultrecydsavglongtdattydsavglngtdfumlost
6@NYJW 24-1769315.5420-------
5@TBW 19-1458517340-------
4CARL 30-3333812.717014440--
3HOUW 36-33513126.2442-------
2@NOW 36-2023718.5220263130--
1KCL 27-4238829.3540-------

receiving

yearteamgrecydsavgyds/glngtd20+40+1stfum
2017NE62447219.778.754274180
2016NO16781,1731573.3988156451
2015NO16841,13813.571.1719185451
2014NO105355010.45550342250
TOTAL 482393,33313.969.4982244171332

rushing

yearteamgattatt/gydsavgyds/gtdlng1st1st%20+40+fum
2017NE630.5103.31.7013133.3000
2016NO1660.43051.9011116.7000
2015NO1680.5182.31.1011225000
2014NO1070.77310.47.3128457.1100
TOTAL 48240.51315.52.7128833.3100

kick returns

yearteamgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
2017NE6---------
2016NO16---------
2015NO16---------
2014NO10112121200000
TOTAL 48112121200000

punt returns

yearteamgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
2017NE6---------
2016NO16122200000
2015NO162126600000
2014NO1010353.515000151
TOTAL 4813493.815000151

fumbles

yearteamgfumlostffown fropp frown ydsopp ydstdoobsftytb
2017NE6-------0---
2016NO1610-----0100
2015NO1610-----0000
2014NO1010-----0000
TOTAL 4830-00000100

defensive

yearteamgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
2017NE60---0------
2016NO160---0------
2015NO16220000-----
2014NO10220000-----
TOTAL 48440000000-0

preseason

gamesreceivingrushingfumbles
wkgame dateoppresultggsrecydsavglongtdattydsavglngtdfumlost
108/10/2017JAXL 31-2400------------
208/19/2017@HOUL 23-271117-70-------
308/25/2017@DETW 30-281118-80-------
408/31/2017NYGL 40-3800------------
TOTAL 22215-80-------

regular season

gamesreceivingrushingfumbles
wkgame dateoppresultggsrecydsavglongtdattydsavglngtdfumlost
109/07/2017KCL 42-2711388-540-------
209/17/2017@NOW 36-2010237-22026-130--
309/24/2017HOUW 33-36115131-442-------
410/01/2017CARL 33-3011338-17014-40--
510/05/2017@TBW 19-1411585-340-------
610/15/2017@NYJW 24-1711693-420-------
TOTAL 6524472-542310-130--

receiving splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Carolina Panthers133812.7172-000
Houston Texans1513126.2444-232
Kansas City Chiefs138829.3543-011
New Orleans Saints123718.5222-010
New York Jets169315.5424-011
Tampa Bay Buccaneers158517343-010

receiving splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Outside Own Division51837921.15414-263
vs AFC Teams31431222.35411-254
vs NFC Teams31016016347-020
vs Own Division169315.5424-011

receiving splits - split by MONTH

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
October31421615.4429-021
September31025625.6549-253

receiving splits - split by STADIUM

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Gillette Stadium31125723.4549-243
Mercedes-Benz Superdome123718.5222-010
MetLife Stadium169315.5424-011
Raymond James Stadium158517343-010

receiving splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Losses2612621545-011
Wins41834619.24413-263

receiving splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)2817321.6546-021
Sundays41629918.74412-253

rushing splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Carolina Panthers1144400
Houston Texans1------
Kansas City Chiefs1------
New Orleans Saints12631301
New York Jets1------
Tampa Bay Buccaneers1------

rushing splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Outside Own Division53103.31301
vs AFC Teams3------
vs NFC Teams33103.31301
vs Own Division1------

rushing splits - split by MONTH

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
October3144400
September32631301

rushing splits - split by STADIUM

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Gillette Stadium3144400
Mercedes-Benz Superdome12631301
MetLife Stadium1------
Raymond James Stadium1------

rushing splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Losses2144400
Wins42631301

rushing splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)2------
Sundays43103.31301

Receiving splits - FIELD TYPE

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Grass158517343-010
Turf51938720.45415-264

Receiving splits - HOME/AWAY

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Home Games31125723.4549-243
Road Games31321516.5429-031

Receiving splits - POINT SITUATIONAL

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Ahead919021.1546-142
Ahead by 1-8 Points617128.5545-142
Ahead by 9-16 Points24260-000
Behind814718.4426-121
Behind by 1-8 Points714420.6426-121
Behind by 9-16 Points13330-000
Tied713519.3446-011

Receiving splits - HALF

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
1st Half1019319.3447-032
2nd Half1427919.95411-242
Last Two Minutes of Half38528.3423-121

Receiving splits - FIELD TYPE POSITION

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Opp 19-1 - by Yard Line---------
Opp 49-20 - by Yard Line717024.3427-242
Own 1-20 - by Yard Line44210.5172-000
Own 21-50 - by Yard Line1326020549-032

Receiving splits - QUARTERS

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
1st Quarter610717.8445-011
2nd Quarter48621.5422-021
3rd Quarter820025547-132
4th Quarter67913.2254-110
4th Quarter within 736020253-110

Receiving splits - MARGIN

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Margin 0-741934718.34413-253
Margin 15+2512525545-021