Saints rookie Brandin Cooks making fast impression

New Orleans Saints rookie first-round wide receiver Brandin Cooks has made a fast impression on his teammates.

Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis calls Cooks "Lightning."

"I called him 'lightning,'" Lewis said. "A (defensive back) might be in his back pocket and the next thing you know he's 50, 60 yards down the field."

Cooks has accelerated away from defenders during practice sessions.

"It's always an honor to have a guy like that," Lewis said. "Not just because of the kind of football player he is, but because he's a good person too."

Cooks won the Fred Biletnikoff Award as the nation's top receiver last season.

He was unable to attend some of the Saints' practices this spring due to Oregon State's academic schedule.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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