The Facts: Following up on the ongoing story. ...Sean McVay has had a crush on Cooks for a while now. Speaking to ESPN Los Angeles on Tuesday, the Rams coach gushed about his new receiver, who replaces Sammy Watkins as the field-stretching element of his offense. "[He’s] just a strong, physical -- he might be smaller in stature, but he's a physical player. He's wired to separate. You see him compete after the catch, you see him compete down the field," McVay said. "There's really no limitations in how you can utilize him."
Diehards Line: The Patriots didn't view Cooks as a No. 1 receiver but McVay would disagree with that sentiment, believing the speedster will slide seamlessly into his offense. "He's got enough tape that you can evaluate and say, certainly, I don't really care what system it is -- this guy fits in any system because he can play ball," McVay explained. Averaging 16.6 yards per catch last season, Cooks has the talent to be the deep threat McVay's offense needs to take the top off defenses, in turn opening the underneath routes. Now the Rams will work toward locking down that speed element for more than one season.