Sammy Watkins vs. Brandin Cooks
Brandin Cooks was the fourth wide receiver taken off the board at number 20 by the New Orleans Saints. His draft stock quickly rose after an amazing 2013 season while at Oregon State, Cooks had 1,730 receiving yards and 18 total touchdowns.
Receiving Yards: 982 Receiving Yards: 550
Touchdowns: 6 Touchdowns: 3 + 1 rushing
Games Played: 16 Games Played: 10
Receiving Yards: 1,047 Receiving Yards: 1,138
Touchdowns: 9 Touchdowns: 9
Games Played: 13 Games Played: 16
The numbers here were very close. Each had nine touchdowns, and each had more receiving yards in year two than they did in year one. Cooks did finish with more receiving yards than Watkins, but Watkins’ average receiving yards per game was 80 compared to Cooks’ 71.
Receiving Yards: 430 Receiving Yards: 1,173
Touchdowns: 2 Touchdowns: 8
Games Played: 8 Games Played: 16