Saints quickly locking up rookies
The Saints now have all but one of their 2014 draft picks singed to 4 year deals. 4th round selection Khairi Fortt is the lone rookie the Black & gold have not come to terms with yet.
The team announced on Sunday they inked 1st round draft pick Brandin Cooks. He is only the 3rd first round draft pick to have signed a contract. Reports are that is worth 8.3 million dollars with a 4.4 million dollar signing bonus. Cooks won the Biletnikoff Award last season as a junior for being the top receiver in the nation. He set Pac-12 records with 128 catches for 1,730 yards. Cooks also broke an Oregon State school record with 16 touchdowns receiving.
It seems as if the team has also signed 2 of the undrafted rookies that tried out over the weekend at minicamp. Both Tulane running back Derrick Strozier and Illinios wide receiver Steve Hull announced the news on twitter.
Strozier tweeted, "Just officially joined my bro @D_Walker_ as a member of the New Orleans Saints #Blessed #WhoDat." He played both cornerback running back for the Green Wave but opted to try out as a running back for the Saints. He is 5'8, 183 pounds and recorded 54 tackles, three interceptions and 14 pass breakups for Tulane last year. Strozier also scored two touchdowns and blocked two field goal attempts.
Hull tweeted, "Officially signed and became apart of the Saints roster earlier this afternoon.. Such a blessing. #WhoDat." He played his first 3 years at Illinios as a safety then converting to a wide receiver. He finished with 59 receptions, 993 yards and 7 touchdowns.