The Brady-Cooks deep connection lacked efficiency, but the speedster did help stretch the field for the rest of the offense.
Conversely, the Rams believe they are getting a player who can transform Sean McVay's offense, and one the head coach has coveted. Paying a first-round pick for a player with just one year left on his contract speaks to L.A.'s fascination with a receiver the Patriots didn't deem a game-changing target.
New England will now move forward with Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan, Mitchell, Phillip Dorsett, Kenny Britt, Cordarrelle Patterson, Riley McCarron and Cody Hollister among its receiver depth chart. Brady has dominated with worse groups of receivers than his current collection. If they can stay healthy -- a big if -- the Pats' offense should be just fine.