Rams are taking another risk at WR by trading for Brandin Cooks

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The speedy Cooks, who totaled 65 receptions for 1,082 yards and seven touchdowns for the Patriots last season, fills that void alongside Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp. Acquired last season, Cooks is once again being traded. Along with No. 23 overall, they also have the No. 31, No. 43 and No. 63 picks.

Cooks is entering the fifth year of his rookie contract and could become a free agent after the 2018 season.

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After the trade, the Patriots now have four selections in the first two rounds (two in each) - Nos.

The Patriots will send Cooks, the former Oregon State Beavers standout, and a 2018 fourth-round pick to Los Angeles in exchange for the 23rd pick of the first round and a sixth-round pick in the this month's draft, per Schefter.

Receiver Brandin Cooks was traded from the Patriots to the Rams, the second straight offseason in which he has been traded. There were rumors that Rob Gronkowski could be on the trading block, but that appears even more unlikely now that the Patriots are down a weapon. New England also has picks 95, 210, and 219.

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This trade gives New England enviable draft capital.

On the Rams' end, this deal means you can likely go ahead and eliminate them from the Odell Beckham Jr. sweepstakes. He joins a Rams team that lost receiver Sammy Watkins in free agency, but has added elsewhere.

The Los Angeles Rams have already landed Marcus Peters, Aqib Talib and Ndamukong Suh to their star-studded team, but general manager Les Snead has made off another major deal.

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Money is running tight for the Rams, but having too many good players to pay is a problem many teams would prefer.