Cooks: Oregon State offense prepared him for Saints

Oregon State wide receiver Brandin Cooks (7) catches a pass against Washington State during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash. (AP Photo/Dean Hare) Show caption
Oregon State wide receiver Brandin Cooks (7) catches a pass against Washington State during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash. (AP Photo/Dean Hare)

From what wideout Brandin Cooks can tell, the offense he operated in at Oregon State has readied him well as he prepares to join forces with Saints coach Sean Payton and former Super Bowl MVP quarterback Drew Brees. Cooks ran basic patterns, fly routes and sweeps, and he caught screens in a pro-style system under Beavers coach Mike Riley.