Nov 23, 2013; Corvallis, OR, USA; Oregon State Beavers wide receiver Brandin Cooks (7) scores a touchdown against the Washington Huskies in the second half at Reser Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports

Brandin Cooks, Wide Receiver: Kansas City Chiefs Scouting Report


Brandin Cooks had quite the career while playing for Oregon State. Throughout his three years as a Beaver, Cooks racked up 226 receptions for 3,272 yards and 24 touchdowns. Those are the kind of stats that Kansas City Chiefs fans want to see, as there has been talk about the Chiefs potentially selecting a wide receiver with their first round pick.

Brandin Cooks Combine Results

40-yard dash – 4.33 seconds*

Bench press – 16 reps

Vertical jump – 36.0 inch

Broad jump – 120.0 inch

3-cone drill – 6.76 seconds

20-yard shuttle – 3.81 seconds*

60-yard shuttle – 10.72 seconds*

* = Combine top performer

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Looking at the results from the combine, the most noticeable thing is that this kid is fast. Speed is always a pro especially in a wide receiver. Get the ball to Cooks and he’ll hopefully be able to tear off down the field. says that Cooks had five games where he had over 100 yards receiving. It’d be nice to have a Kansas City receiver who had the ability to do that and I’m sure Alex Smith wouldn’t mind at all.

 “Strong football character. Tough individual – has never missed a game at any level. Experience on special teams as a return man – became full-time punt returner in 2013” –

Cooks would be a great addition to the Chiefs offense because he could be an immediate starter. Also, Dexter McCluster is a free agent and might be on his way out during the offseason meaning Cooks could be the new punt returner if need be.

According to (last updated on March 3rd), Brandin Cooks is ranked as the fifth best wide receiver and the 27th best player in the 2014 NFL Draft. He is projected to be drafted in the first or second round. While he has not been linked with the Chiefs in any official mock drafts, thinks Cooks would be a perfect fit for Kansas City.

“Cooks put on a show in Indianapolis, posting a 4.33 40, a 36-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot broad jump. He came into the combine with some phenomenal performances on tape from the fall; this workout will thrust Cooks right into the first-round discussion. A team like the Kansas City Chiefs could really use an explosive weapon in the passing game. Cooks would fit perfectly into Andy Reid‘s offensive system.” –

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