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Cooks' progress in camp promising for Saints

2 years 2 months 2 weeks ago August 05, 2014 Aug 5, 2014 Tuesday, August 05 2014 August 05, 2014 3:42 PM in Sports
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, WV - New Orleans Saints receiver Brandin Cooks has been getting some extra sprints in during practice - often with the ball in his hands as he speeds away from would-be tacklers.

His performances have the Saints increasingly optimistic that their latest first-round draft pick will be an immediate, additional threat in a receiving game led primarily by Marques Colston and tight end Jimmy Graham the past few seasons.

Cooks, whose latest camp highlights include a touchdown catch during red-zone work on Tuesday, says he feels comfortable playing football at the highest level, but constantly asks veteran teammates to scrutinize every mistake he makes so he can keep improving.

Saints safety Jairus Byrd says Cooks does "a lot of the little things well" and is "mature beyond his years."

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