The New England Patriots were able to acquire WR Brandin Cooks from the New Orleans Saints in exchange for a few high draft picks. The Philadelphia Eagles were also in the running, offering a starting caliber defensive back, while the Tennessee Titans were interested in doing a pick swap, per Pro Football Talk.
We now have the reported trade offers from each of these three competing teams. Which offer would you have taken?
Titans Give: First Round Pick (#5), Third Round Pick (#83 or #100)
Saints Give: WR Brandin Cooks, First Round Pick (#11)
Eagles Give: DB Malcolm Jenkins, Third Round Pick (#74), Fourth Round Pick (#119 or #139)
Saints Give: WR Brandin Cooks
Patriots Give: First Round Pick (#32), Third Round Pick (#103)
Saints Give: WR Brandin Cooks, Fourth Round Pick (#118)
The Saints rejected the Eagles offer because they wanted a second rounder instead of the two later picks, according to PFT, and perhaps they wanted an additional first round pick in this deep defensive draft, instead of swapping for a better first round pick.
If you were the Saints, which trade would you have accepted?