Patriots trade deep threat Cooks to Rams for 1st-round pick

Rams out of Odell Beckham Jr. market after major Patriots deal

Belichick can add some high-end young talent to his roster that will be under their control for at least four seasons.

Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski: Cooks led the Patriots in targets last season. The Browns, Giants, Jets, Broncos, Bills, Dolphins, and Cardinals all need upgrades at the quarterback position, and all are now slotted ahead of New England, so Belichick will certainly need to part with multiple assets to make a deal work.

If the Pats want to replace Cooks with a rookie, Alabama's Calvin Ridley, SMU's Courtland Sutton, Texas A&M's Christian Kirk, LSU's D.J. Chark and Maryland's D.J. Moore are among the top options.

Brady said Wednesday that he isn't upset with the Patriots' decision to trade Brandin Cooks to the Rams, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. As a member of the Patriots, Cooks played in all 16 games last season, tallying 65 receptions for 1,082 yards and seven touchdowns. The last time the Patriots had two first-round picks in 2012, Belichick moved up to draft Chandler Jones and Dont'a Hightower, two players who helped transform their defense.

Nope. This was one of the things that sprang immediately to mind when the Patriots secured a second first-round pick. The Patriots aren't scared of personalities; Lord knows they had plenty of success with Randy Moss back in 2007.




Cooks, 24, was New Orleans' first-round selection in 2014 and played three seasons for the Saints. The Patriots will receive the Rams' first- and sixth-round draft picks.

Snead has now given up his first- and second-round picks in this draft to get Cooks and one year of Sammy Watkins. Instead, it has more to do with getting value for a player who New England may not have wanted to pay a premium for.

The Patriots are loading up for a run at Odell Beckham Jr. Yet the Rams don't appear to regret the trade, even though Watkins was their fourth-leading receiver with 39 catches, because he excelled in the red zone with eight TD grabs and provided a deep threat that had to be respected by opponents.

The actual details of any Beckham deal are tough anyway, because he basically requires a top-of-the-market deal for a wide receiver sight unseen.

- They don't have as much insurance at wide receiver - yet. This trade would seemingly all but rule out dealing Gronkowski because the Patriots couldn't afford to lose another key weapon this offseason. For now, they don't have that insurance heading into the 2018 season. The current Patriots receiver corps is Edelman, Chris Hogan, Malcom Mitchell, Kenny Britt, and Cordarrelle Patterson. In 2004, they took Vince Wilfork and Benjamin Watson.

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