Cook-ing with fire: Rams introduce new wide receiver

How do you improve the highest scoring offense in the NFL? Bringing in a deep ball threat that has caught for over 1,000 yards and seven touchdowns each of the last three seasons isn’t a bad start.

The Los Angeles Rams introduced Brandin Cooks for the first time Thursday after trading for the speedy wide receiver with the New England Patriots Tuesday.

Cooks, who played one year with the Patriots before coming to the west coast, was quick to jump on the Rams team first mentality.

“I believe that [the way] you build a better team is when you start to think about others’ dreams and you’re playing for other guys around you and not necessarily yourself,” Cooks said. “So, I just want to come in here and be the best that I can be, listen with my head down and go to work.”

Rams wild run continues, trade for WR Brandin Cooks

The Rams have been everything but bashful this offseason, making blockbuster moves almost weekly to try and improve on a team that boasted the franchise’s first winning record in 14 years last season and was knocked out in the first round of the playoffs. The moves began by fortifying the defense through adding All-Pro cornerbacks Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib then signing defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh to pair with defensive player of the year Aaron Donald. However, the addition of Cooks was something second year head coach Sean McVay is really adamant about.

“[H]e fits kind of into any system. This guy can play,” McVay said. “But I think specific to some of the things that we look for… he’s put that on tape, really, over the last four years. And that was something that we were really excited about. And when we had the opportunity to potentially acquire him, we wanted to be aggressive about pursuing that.”

#LARams LIVE: Brandin Cooks Introductory Press Conference

#LARams LIVE: Brandin Cooks Introductory Press Conference

Posted by Los Angeles Rams on Thursday, April 5, 2018

In Cooks’ four season in the NFL, he’s totaled 3,943 yds and 27 TDs on 280 catches.

Following the trade, the Rams will be without a first-round selection for the second consecutive year and will not be on the clock until the third round with the 83rd overall pick.

Follow along on all FoxSportsWest social platforms as the Rams introduce defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh for the first time Friday.