Rams Grab Wide Out Brandin Cooks From the Patriots For the 23rd Pick in the Draft

The very active offseason for the Rams continued on Tuesday as the team acquired wide out Brandin Cooks from the New England Patriots for the 23rd pick in the upcoming NFL Draft.

The Pats also sent a fourth-round pick (No. 136 overall) to Los Angeles and received a sixth-round pick (No. 198 overall) from the Rams.

The Rams — who had explored a trade for Odell Beckham Jr. but liked the Cooks option better — were seeking a vertical threat for second-year coach Sean McVay’s dynamic offense after Sammy Watkins joined the Kansas City Chiefs in free agency.
Patriots Trade Brandin Cooks to Rams

Brandin Cooks New England is sending receiver Brandin Cooks and a 2018 fourth-round pick to Los Angeles for the 23rd overall pick in the draft and a sixth-rounder. Read more

The speedy Cooks, who totaled 65 receptions for 1,082 yards and seven touchdowns for the Patriots last season, fills that void alongside Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp. Cooks had 16 receptions on passes thrown 20-plus yards downfield last season, tied with DeAndre Hopkins for most in the NFL.

Cooks adds another dimension to the Rams offense, one that already is one of the most high-powered in the NFL, and looks like it’s only getting better with the offseason additions.


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