Best New Orleans Saints Draft Choices From FBS Schools: Oregon St.
Who is the best player the New Orleans Saints ever drafted from the Oregon St. Beavers?
From May 1 until the start of the 2016 NFL season on September 11, we’re going to list the best players that the Saints ever drafted from all 128 FBS schools, as of 2015.
Of course, there are a number of schools, including Air Force, Appalachian St., Arizona, Army, Baylor, Boise St., Bowling Green, Buffalo, Central Florida, Central Michigan, East Carolina, FAU, FIU, Hawaii, ULM, Miami (Ohio), Marshall, Middle Tennessee, Navy, Nevada, New Mexico, New Mexico St., Ohio, and South Alabama, in which the Saints have never drafted a player.
Yesterday, we looked at the best player that the Saints ever drafted out of Oregon.
Today, we spotlight the best player the Saints ever drafted from Oregon St.
When it comes to selecting the best player the Saints ever drafted from Oregon St., the choice is limited to linebacker (2002), receiver Brandin Cooks (2014), receiver Mike Haas (2006), and defensive back Calvin Nicholson (1989).
The pick is going to be Cooks, a receiver, who played 3 years for the Saints, from 2014-present.
A native of Stockton, California, Cooks, who was the 20th-overall pick of the 2013 NFL Draft, will enter his third year with the team in 2016.
The 5-foot-10, 189-pound Cooks played in 10 games, including 7 as a starter as a rookie in 2014, while compiling 53 receptions for 553 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Last season, in 2015, Cooks took a step forward, appearing in all 16 games, including 13 starts, while totaling 84 catches for 1,138 yards and 9 touchdowns.
In 2 seasons in the NFL, both with the Saints, Cooks has appeared in 26 games, including 20 as a starter, accumulating 137 receptions for 1,688 yards and 12 touchdowns.