Originally Posted by scott free
Noir Robert may well be right about Cooks, he's watched the guy a lot more than I have, and his opinions seem informed... but I still believe Cooks can be, at the LEAST, an exceptional, game breaking #2.
Whats not being accounted for in his take is NFL level coaching ie; route running and hand skills... and old fashioned maturity that comes with time in the big leagues.
He may never be a true #1, but at worst he's a take it to the house 2 or 3 on any given play type of player... cuts on a dime, instant burst, top end speed... all ingredients for success at the next level.
Here's a shot of Ekpre-Olomu (14) shutting down Cooks in the Civil War:
This play against the Huskies was sick: