Getting the 23rd overall pick in return for Cooks gives the Patriots a big arsenal of picks in this month's draft. He spent the first three years of his career with the Saints before being traded during the 2017 offseason to the Patriots.
Cooks fit in just fine with the Patriots last season, posting 1,082 yards and seven touchdowns. They have acquired cornerbacks Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib in two separate trades, and signed defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh as a free agent.
Cooks, 24, was a first-round selection for New Orleans Saints in 2014 and quickly emerged as one of the NFL's most risky deep threats. Cooks arrival bolsters a burgeoning Rams' receiving corp, joining Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp in giving Jared Goff some legitimate weapons for the 2018 season. Cooks initially entered the league as a first-round pick of the New Orleans Saints in the 2014 NFL Draft. They're not loading up for a one-year run, as they seemed to do last year, but have a pair of first-round picks and a pair of second-round picks in this draft. For one, they could trade up and go after a quarterback.
New England is notoriously thrifty and always on the hunt for value.
I can't wait to see what else unfolds from this point forward. Coming off a 10-6 season, the Rams appear to be going all-in on 2018. How many people would have said that Matt Cassel would have led us to an 11-5 season? He knows his responsibilities.
On the other hand, if you're hoping the Patriots might get insane and use their two first-round picks to try and land Beckham, you might want to give up all hope on that now.
With Cooks gone, the Patriots have a hole at receiver.
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