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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by ChrisXVI A pretty fair assessment from WalterFootball... Patriots acquire WR Brandin Cooks, 4th-rounder from Saints for 1st- and 3rd-round picks My apologies for being slow with these grades Friday evening. I just got home from a wedding ...

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Old 03-10-2017, 07:48 PM   #51
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Re: Brandin Cooks Officially Traded to Patriots

Originally Posted by ChrisXVI View Post
A pretty fair assessment from WalterFootball...

Patriots acquire WR Brandin Cooks, 4th-rounder from Saints for 1st- and 3rd-round picks
My apologies for being slow with these grades Friday evening. I just got home from a wedding rehearsal dinner (my fiancee's sister is getting married tomorrow), and I'll get to all of the grades shortly.

I have to say that despite it being speculated for days now, I'm still shocked that this deal went through. It's kind of crazy that the Patriots will have Brandin Cooks in their offense. I didn't even think they'd be in the market for a receiver because they had Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan, Malcolm Mitchell and maybe Michael Floyd on the roster (plus Rob Gronkowski), but Bill Belichick apparently thought differently.

It's going to be fun to watch Tom Brady have a new weapon like Cooks. He hasn't had a dynamic, downfield threat like Cooks since Randy Moss. It might be instinctive to point out that Cooks could decline because he won't be playing with Drew Brees anymore, until you remember that he'll now be paired with Brady, and there theoretically shouldn't be a drop-off. The price is a bit steep for my blood, but at least New England didn't have to surrender Malcolm Butler.

I like the move for the Patriots, but I think the Saints are the winners of this deal. Cooks made it known that he didn't want to be on the roster anymore, and the Saints have two strong receivers without him in Michael Thomas and Willie Snead. New Orleans now has two first-round selections in a very deep draft, so they can use those picks to improve their woeful defense.

Grade for Patriots - B+
Grade for Saints - A-
I suppose it is pretty fair.
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Old 03-10-2017, 07:50 PM   #52
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We got bent over are ran in dry. Cooks which is a top slot wr for the #32 pick and moved up 15 picks into the 3rd. Makes no sense.
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Just seen we didnt even get there 3rd round just their comp 3rd rounder.

Should have pushed for the panthers 3rd they got

Pretty sure u can't trade a comp pick.
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I do think Cooks will do well but it should be remembered that teams would be warry of trading for Saints receivers or TE

Meachem
Stills
Jimmy Graham
Brn Watson

All put up career numbers before falling pretty flat if not with him
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Originally Posted by voodooido View Post
Pretty sure u can't trade a comp pick.
This year you can
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Hahahahahahahaha!


I'm still believing there's a plan in place for maybe the first time. We won't see it all until draft days, but just y'all wait and see.
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Old 03-10-2017, 07:53 PM   #57
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Yall act like Cooks was freaking Randy Moss.

We got a 1st and an early 3rd for a WR who was not only a luxury, but a malcontent.

This was not a bad deal at all.
103 pick is not an early 3rd pick. It's the last pick.
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Originally Posted by lee909 View Post
I do think Cooks will do well but it should be remembered that teams would be warry of trading for Saints receivers or TE

Meachem
Stills
Jimmy Graham
Brn Watson

All put up career numbers before falling pretty flat if not with him
The difference is that this time HOF qb to another HOF qb
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We could take Barnett or Thomas DE's with #11, Conley CB Ohio State #32, Pat Mahomes QB Texas Tech #42, Devonte Fields DE Louisville #76, Dion Dawkins OT Temple #96
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3 picks in the first 42. That's 3 probable starters on the defense. I like it.
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