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"Cooks spent most weekends during his final high school semester shuttling back and forth to Corvallis. He’d sleep on Rodgers’s couch, in part to save money, but also because Rodgers had the playbook. Cooks attended morning meetings, to the bemusement of older players who couldn’t understand why someone who didn’t have to be there would be. The week of Oregon State’s spring game, which happened to fall during spring break, Cooks was constantly tangled up in Brennan’s feet.

“He wanted to know how we call our formations, how we call plays, what part of the play spoke specifically to him,” Brennan says. “He’s like, ‘Well, when you say this, what part of the play is that?’ He was just hanging out watching practice. But he was just really, really focused.”

A coach’s days during fall camp are long. By the time Brennan got to the one-on-one segments of practice, it was well past midnight. The mind plays tricks that late. Somehow, Brennan thought he saw Cooks pitted against Jordan Poyer and Rashaad Reynolds, the team’s two best cornerbacks, whenever his turn came. It didn’t make sense. The next day, he saw why. “He was letting people cut in front of him, so that he can go against the best guy on our team,” Brennan says. “Normally, true freshmen don’t choose the toughest matchup on the field. He chose it every time. When I realized it, I was like, ‘You’ve got to be kidding.’”



Was looking for some more info on Brandin Cooks since I do not watch much college football. Found this article and he really impressed me with his work ethic and his football smarts. I am pretty much sold on this pick after reading the article and watching a bunch of highlight videos.

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That is a very impressive work ethic and competitive attitude, very excited to see him in black and gold
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Brandin is 100% a Payton/ Brees kinda guy. He's gonna earn their trust real quick and his impact will be immense right out of the gate.
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And that my friends is why Loomis/Payton traded up. Talent is everywhere in the college ranks. Heart and desire are a rare commodity and that is what wins championships.
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I'm sold on him now!
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I can't wait to see this guy in the black and gold.
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Wow that is a great sign for us. He has Black & Gold quality written all over him.
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Here is some more good stuff. I'm like some of you and wish I would have known the guy better before the draft. I mentioned on here that he would be a gone pecan before #27. Well, I think it was a masterful trade that got him.

"Cooks said that his first big purchase after winning that prize was a new Mercedes for his mother, Andrea."

New Orleans Saints draft notes: Brandin Cooks repays mom - ESPN
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My man-crush keeps growing.

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