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Saints News, 5/9/14: Newest Saint Brandin Cooks Will Wear No. 10 Jersey

New Orleans Saints rookie WR Brandin Cooks will wear the No. 10 jersey. Cooks was selected by the Saints with the 20th pick in the first round of the NFL Draft Thursday night




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Brandin Cooks will wear No. 10 jersey
Fans can pre-order Brandin Cook's No. 10 jersey on the Team Shop

Brandin Cooks draws praise from competition - ESPN
METAIRIE, La. -- Some of the most flattering scouting reports on new New Orleans Saints receiver Brandin Cooks came from his competition. Or perhaps i

New Orleans Saints draft notes: Brandin Cooks repays mom - ESPN
METAIRIE, La. -- Some leftovers from our conversations with New Orleans Saints receiver Brandin Cooks and Saints coach Sean Payton on Thursday night:

Must-read Grantland story on New Orleans Saints Brandin Cooks - ESPN
Grantland’s Robert Mays spent some quality time with new New Orleans Saints receiver Brandin Cooks leading up to the draft for this terrific in-

New Orleans Saints players react to Brandin Cooks selection
New Orleans Saints players are pleased with speedy first round pick

Brandin Cooks needs to find a place to stay, you can help! |
New Orleans has several places that would be appealing to a rookie wide receiver

Saints No. 1 pick Brandin Cooks says college offense seasoned him well for Payton, Brees | Black and Gold

Six first-round picks with franchise-altering potential -
6. Brandin Cooks, WR, Saints: The Sean Payton era in New Orleans is renowned for its creativity on offense. While Rob Ryan was revitalizing the defense, though, Payton's offense grew stale due in large part to a wide receiving corps that had suddenly grown stale. With no running mate for Marques Colston, running backs and tight ends accounted for 63 percent of Drew Brees' completions. Payton regained his NFC South foothold with the arrival of Cooks, a playmaking machine and the fastest wide receiver in the draft.

Brandin Cooks talks about joining the New Orleans Saints
Quotes from Brandin Cooks first conference call with the New Orleans media after being drafted in the first round on Thursday, May 8, 2014

Sean Payton talks about drafting WR Brandin Cooks
Quotes from Sean Payton's press conference after the Saints first round pick on Thursday, May 8, 2014.

2014 NFL Draft Round 2
The order for the 2nd round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

Watch the New Orleans Saints Draft Show Friday night
Sean Kelley and John DeShazier host the Saints Draft show


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