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Posted: Friday, 09 May 2014 9:04AM

Now we're Cooks-in', Who Dat Nation!



A new target for Drew Brees: that's what the Saints got when they picked wide receiver Brandin Cooks out of Oregon State in the first round of the NFL Draft.  The Who Dat Nation seems to like it.

"I think it's a good pick, getting somebody with some speed," one fan told us this morning.

"It's definitely the piece we were missing," another agreed. "Since Devery Henderson left, we haven't had anybody to stretch the field."

Listen to the Who Dat Nation react to the Cooks pick:


Not everyone thought it was the best move.

"I would have liked to have seen them go on the defensive side of the ball," was one dissenting opinion.

Another fan said he thinks there's a hole in the backfield that needs to be filled: "Honestly, I don't think we should have got rid of (Darren) Sproles. I think we need another good running back."

Some fans say Cooks brings skills that Sproles provided.

"Definitely, definitely, especially with the offense that we've had in the past. I'm hoping he can replace Sproles," was one comment.

"After losing Lance Moore and Sproles, we lost some speed, so I think it was a good pick," said another.

A few draft experts say Cook compares favorably to a player a lot of Saints fans are familiar with... and absolutely hate: Steve Smith, who gashed the black and gold for years in Carolina.

The Saints pick again tonight in the second round.


 

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