Photos of Brandin Cooks from the 2014 season. Photos by Michael C. Hebert. (New Orleans Saints photos)
Brandin Cooks, a rookie receiver out of Oregon State, put together a strong first season with the New Orleans Saints that was cut short early because of an injury. In 10 games Cooks had 53 receptions for 550 yards with three receiving touchdowns and one rushing touchdown.
Best game: vs. Green Bay, a 44-23 Saints win. The speedster had six catches for 94 yards and a touchdown while scoring a rushing touchdown on a 4-yard scamper. It was his lone two-touchdown game of the season.
He said it: "I just feel like it's one of things where I'm just getting more comfortable," Cooks said in November. "I wouldn't say it's my turn, because everybody else is still being productive for the most part. It just happens to be the right time, right moments.
"I'm definitely getting more comfortable with the offense. I always knew the plays but now it's like the back of my hand, so I'm not too much thinking out there on the field like it was the first couple of weeks."