Originally Posted by Frosty
You make it sound like Ekpre Olomu covered him one on one in the Civil War. The Ducks rolled their coverage towards Cooks and did everything they could to take him out of the game. They paid so much attention to Cooks, the Beavers were able to run at will, something they hadn't been able to do all season.
The Cal connections explains a lot.
On those plays he lined up with Olomu and it didn't matter who might have been way on top, he still failed to get separation when Olomu was sticking him. Against Terrence Mitchell, Cooks did significantly better. Sorry if Cooks isn't a #1 but he just isn't. I know you're a Beaver but don't be blinded. Cooks will be a tremendous slot player, I just don't think his home in the NFL is on the outside; at least, not if you want him to be as effective and successful as possible.