"I know a lot about Steve Smith. That's one of the guys I actually model my game after," said Cooks, who is training in San Diego for the combine.
Cooks said the Smith comparisons go beyond size.
"He's not scared to do anything," Cooks said. "He's not scared to go over the middle. ... That's how I like to see myself, too -- a fearless receiver who's not afraid to do those things."
I like this kid. He's not the average jock. I can tell you that from listening to a few interviews. He's a cerebral player.