Brandin Cooks NFL Draft Interview


DraftSeason: What has been your greatest moment during your time at Oregon St.?
Brandin Cooks: Greatest moment has to be when we played Utah on the road in a crazy atmosphere, and went into overtime and end up catching a game winning touchdown.

DraftSeason: What do you feel sets you apart from some of the other top receviers in the nation?
Brandin Cooks: What sets me apart is my style of play being a 5’10 receiver I have to be fast, but I also feel like am intelligent player which helps me put myself in the best position to succeed.

DraftSeason: You took home this years Biletnikoff award for most outstanding receiver in college football, guys like Fitzgerald, Moss & Calvin Johnson are previous winners. How much did that award mean to you and where do you got that trophy sitting?
Brandin Cooks: To be able to be mentioned in the same categorey with those guys speaks volumes, and it is a special feeling to cherish not for myself but for my family, and my teammates. So far Im waiting on the trophy but it will be in my moms living room.

DraftSeason: What is the most underrated aspect of your game, what don’t you get enough love for?
Brandin Cooks: Most underrated aspect of my game is, the fact that I am 5’10 and I am able to consistently beat the press on the outside and still able to catch balls in double coverage.

DraftSeason: You are a triple threat in the receiving game, return game, and carry the ball. What do you feel is your greatest strength on the football field, also greatest weakness?
Brandin Cooks: My greatest strength is I am able to run precise routes and catch a ball for 5 and take it the distance, whats special about my size is I only need a little room to navigate. My weakest part of my game probably just my size but I wouldn’t necessarily call that a weakness its more of a unique quality to have. Look at guys like Desean Jackson, Steve Smith, Tavon Austin, Golden Tate, I can go on all day long.

DraftSeason: Your style of play has drawn comparrisons to the Panthers Steve Smith, which current NFL receiver would you most compare your style of play to?
Brandin Cooks: I would say Steve Smith, and Desean Jackson both guys can run great routes, both blows the top off of coverage, physical and they can take hits consistently, great hands, competitors. Those guys are special and I try to mold my game after them.

DraftSeason: We have watched many great receives play at Oregon St., who do you feel is the greatest in school history?
Brandin Cooks: Thats a hard one there are plenty of great receivers that came out of Oregon State, besides myself I love Chad Johnson.

DraftSeason: Using 1 word, sum up your style of play.
Brandin Cooks: “Special” or as Coach Shaw from Stanford said in his interview “WOW”


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