3. Brandin Cooks
Revenge games sometimes bring out the best in players, and once again, there’s nothing Cooks would love more than to torch his former team on Sunday.
After spending the first three years of his career in New Orleans, the Saints decided to trade Cooks to the New England Patriots prior to the 2017 season before the speedster would eventually come to the Rams through another trade in 2018.
As great as Los Angeles looked on offense during McVay’s first year as head coach in 2017, a reliable deep threat was the one thing they seemed to be missing, which is part of the reason why the Cooks trade was such a big deal.
With a year of playing in Los Angeles under his belt, Cooks should be able to find a way to elevate his game to another level in 2019 to help put the Rams in better position to make another run at playing in the Super Bowl.
Compared to his teammates, Cooks was pretty quiet in Week 1 against Carolina by only catching two passes for 39 yards, but there’s obviously no reason for concern.
By breaking the 100-yard receiving mark in both meetings last year with New Orleans, Cooks could be in line to extend that streak to three games.