New Orleans Saints rookie wide receiver Brandin Cooks seems to have made a habit of turning almost every practice snap into some kind of spectacular play.

In training camp, he's looked fluid on punt returns and stole the show in the Black and Gold Scrimmage last week.

Cooks made Saints players like cornerback Patrick Robinson look pedestrian on the practice field. And while he didn't exactly do on every play in his debut game against the St. Louis Rams, a 26-24 win Friday, he didn't exactly disappoint either.

The Rams held him in check on punt returns. He fair caught one call and had two returns for a total of five yards.

He didn't get in the game until the second quarter as part of a plan to bring players into the game in phases.

"We were trying to monitor snaps for all of our guys and receivers, but also give them a chance for touches," coach Sean Payton said.

It took him a bit of time to adjust, but once he did, Cooks displayed just why the Saints traded up to get him in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft.

Outside of a spectacular catch and run by tight end Josh Hill, who stiff-armed defenders for a 50-yard gain, some of the biggest offensive plays of the night went to Cooks.