Draftee Brandin Cooks on DeSean Jackson: ‘I can do it like him and do it better’


Brandin Cooks is confident he can replace DeSean Jackson if the Philadelphia Eagles draft him next month.

Cooks, a 5-foot-10, 189-pound wide receiver from Oregon State, believes he can put up even bigger numbers than Jackson, who signed with the Washington Redskins last week.

“His game is unbelievable,” Cooks said to Philly.com. “The man can blow the top off, catch the deep routes, catch the underneath routes, produce in the return game. He’s just special. He’s a freak. I definitely admire his game. Maybe Chip Kelly is looking to take another speedy receiver in that first round, and that could be me. Who knows? And if that’s the case, a lot of people will wonder ‘Can he do it like DeSean Jackson?’ In my opinion, I can do it like him and do it better.”

Cooks had 1,730 yards receiving and 217 yards rushing with 18 total touchdowns last season.  He had a season best 232 yards receiving against California.

“I feel like I’m the best receiver in this class and I’m not just saying that to say it,” Cooks told Philly.com. “I put up numbers that nobody else did this year. At the same time I was facing premier talent. I have respect for the other guys and give credit where credit is due, but I’m able to blow the top off, I’m able to catch underneath routes and take them the distance, but I see myself right up there with those guys, and in that top 5 conversation, top 3.”

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