Texans regard diminutive Saints receiver Brandin Cooks as ‘very dangerous’
Houston Chronicle - about 1 year
Nicknames haven’t stuck for diminutive, elusive New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks.
Not “Lightning,” and not “The Squirrel.” Generously listed at 5-10, 189 pounds on the Saints’ roster, Cooks’ explosiveness and 4.33 speed in the 40-yard dash have made him extremely difficult for defensive backs to slow down.
“I would nickname him very good, V.G. maybe, very good,” Texans coach Bill O’Brien said. “He’s a really good player and they try to get him the ball in a lot of different ways. They’re very creative with him. He’s very fast. He’s a strong player.
“I really liked him when he was coming out of Oregon State. He’s got good hands, he can run all the routes. He’s a guy that you can throw screens to, you can throw shot plays to, intermediate routes, run him on reverses and speed sweeps and things like that. So, he’s a really good player.”
A former Biletnikoff award winner in college drafted in the first round last year, Cooks was a consensus All-American in college wh
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