Los Angeles Rams: 3 Reasons to trade Brandin Cooks before the NFL Draft

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– Underachieving

Since being drafted, Cooks emerged as a talented weapon in the NFL. Cooks started his career with the New Orleans Saints and Drew Brees. In just his second year, Cooks became a 1,000-yard receiver, as he finished with 84 receptions, 1,138 receiving yards, and nine touchdowns.

In his third season in the NFL, Cooks replicated his second season with 78 receptions, 1,173 receiving yards, and eight touchdowns. That ended up being Cooks’ final season in New Orleans, as he was traded to the New England Patriots.

With the Patriots, Cooks continued to play well. In his first and only season in New England, Cooks totaled 65 receptions, 1,082 receiving yards, and seven touchdowns. Cooks was once again traded, as the Rams picked him up before the start of the 2018 season.

In his first year with the Rams, Cooks totaled 80 receptions, 1,204 receiving yards, and five touchdowns. The big year for Cooks resulted in him getting a nice five-year, $81 million contract extension.

Considering his track record, Cooks was deserving of the big extension, however, he underachieved badly in 2019. Last season, Cooks totaled just 42 receptions, 583 receiving yards, and two touchdowns in 14 games. Injuries were an issue for Cooks all season, but he did not play well.