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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by CheramieIII a number 1 and 3rd which are really a 2nd and 4th. I still think it's a good deal. Picks 11, 32, 42, 76, 96, 196, 229 we are going to get a great defense this ...

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Old 03-10-2017, 07:56 PM   #61
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Re: Brandin Cooks Officially Traded to Patriots

Originally Posted by CheramieIII View Post
a number 1 and 3rd which are really a 2nd and 4th. I still think it's a good deal. Picks 11, 32, 42, 76, 96, 196, 229 we are going to get a great defense this year. We could still get Butler too. Wow we are really putting together a great offseason = GREAT SEASON!
Another way to look at it is this.

Both picks come at the end of the day and teams eying players that are dropping will make a move before the closing of business on that day.
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Old 03-10-2017, 07:56 PM   #62
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I think I want Malcolm Butler now. A 2nd?
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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.
What do you define as early 3rd?

It was a comp pick from the 3rd, as in actually a 4th round pick. Pats killed us on this trade.

Let's not forget we gave up a 3rd round pick to move up in the 1st for cooks...

Let's hope we have some draft magic, because the FO just doesn't get it. Might as well have signed Byrd or Spiller again, or perhaps fleener.... This is right up there.
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I think I want Malcolm Butler now. A 2nd?
I wouldn't even give a 8th rd if possible
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I think I want Malcolm Butler now. A 2nd?
I would just give them the 3rd back. They can't afford Butler after the Gilmore signing.
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Old 03-10-2017, 08:01 PM   #66
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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 dunno man, I just don't see it like that. Sure we only gave up a 4th rounder, but having to give up anything more when all we get is the dead last pick in the 1st and a 3rd is ridiculous to me. I would've maaaaaaybe given them a 7th rounder, and if they balked at it then I'd tell em to kiss my ass, no deal.

All I'm saying is we better nail it with the #32 pick or this will go down as a sh***y deal.
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The difference is that this time HOF qb to another HOF qb
Doesn't mean it will 100% work. Or the system will work for him. Its not like Rivers or Wilson are bad QBs either
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we are such a joke, our front office sucks hard cock
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3rd for Malcolm ,,, hell no

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Even though Cooks is a great player, He is not worth the contract he was going to command in the future. In the meantime the potential locker room disruptions could possibly be catastrophic. Hopefully the Defense will be improved as a result. With Brees approaching the end of his career, having money tied up in a skilled position player with no defense and possibly an below average QB would not be a good thing.
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