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Zero
There have been reports that the Eagles were interested in, and could renew efforts to trade with SF for Smith. Smith is 28 and the Eagles apparently offered SF a 5th for him that was rejected.

There are also reports coming out of NO that the Saints could be interested in trading Cooks. He's 23 and apparently frustrated in his role and has been surpassed by Michael Thomas. If the Saints were really interested in trading him he'd be more expensive than Smith, but would he be a better fit for the Eagles?
Pila
QUOTE (Zero @ Feb 9 2017, 01:53 PM) *
There have been reports that the Eagles were interested in, and could renew efforts to trade with SF for Smith. Smith is 28 and the Eagles apparently offered SF a 5th for him that was rejected.

There are also reports coming out of NO that the Saints could be interested in trading Cooks. He's 23 and apparently frustrated in his role and has been surpassed by Michael Thomas. If the Saints were really interested in trading him he'd be more expensive than Smith, but would he be a better fit for the Eagles?

Brandin Cooks had himself a quiet decent season. He'd excel here with a QB just learning (and arm-capable) to exploit his speed. Brees is no longer the QB to hit receivers 40+ yards out.

I confess not to know that much about 9er's Smith.
Joegrane
These articles suggest that Cooks is more of a slot receiver with some ability on the outside.

Some quotes on Cooks who was the 20th pick in round 1 in 2014

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Brandin Cooks, WR, Oregon State (HT: 5'9¾", WT: 189 lbs)

Cooks is electric after the catch and is capable of taking it the distance whenever he touches the ball. His change-of-direction ability ranks among the top receivers in this class, and his acceleration from a dead stop allows him to break free from any situation

Cooks was primarily used on underneath routes or deep routes, with relatively few intermediate routes mixed in. This is a minor knock on his scouting report, but given his speed and size, he'll likely be used in similar fashion at the next level.
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2041337...t-and-breakdown


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Projects as a useful slot receiver with run-after-catch ability and some utility as an outside receiver.

STRENGTHS Light on his feet with terrific balance. Sinks his hips with ease and pops out of breaks to separate. Tracks and adjusts. Quick hands. Good concentration, body control and boundary awareness. Can turn a short throw into a long gain. Shows elusiveness, creativity and vision after the catch. Unafraid to play in the tall trees. Highly productive -- totaled 195 receptions for 2,881 yards (15.4-yard average) and 21 TDs in last two seasons. Confident and competitive. Has been exceptionally durable dating back to high school. Team captain. Will be a 21-year-old rookie.

WEAKNESSES Size is just adequate -- is small-framed and lacks ideal length and bulk. Vulnerable to the jam and reroute. Relatively small catch radius. Has small hands and double-catches some throws. Lacks elite, blazing speed to run by NFL corners and safeties. Will struggle to play "above the rim" at the next level. Was not an impactful punt returner. Limited run strength. Poor blocker.
DRAFT PROJECTION Rounds 1-2 (top 50)
http://www.nfl.com/draft/2014/profiles/bra...ooks?id=2543498


QUOTE (Pila @ Feb 9 2017, 03:37 PM) *
Brandin Cooks had himself a quiet decent season. He'd excel here with a QB just learning (and arm-capable) to exploit his speed. Brees is no longer the QB to hit receivers 40+ yards out.

I confess not to know that much about 9er's Smith.

Pila
Brandin Cooks is a speedster - the scouting report appears lazy.
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