(WVUE) - The reports of Brandin Cooks' impending trade lurked for days, but tonight it finally came to fruition. The wide receiver will be dealt to the Patriots for their first- and third-round picks. The Saints will give up Cooks and their fourth round pick.
The Patriots first-round pick that the Saints acquired will be 32nd overall. This will give the Saints two picks in the first round; they also own the 11th pick.
In three season with the Saints, Cooks amassed 2,861 yards receiving, with 20 touchdown grabs. Cooks was drafted 20th overall, in the first round of the 2014 draft.