The Packers very clearly have a hole at wide receiver, and will surely look to the draft to fill it. However, there are some proven veterans available that the Packers could make a run at. After Marquez Valdes-Scantling singed with the Chiefs, Randall Cobb, Allen Lazard, and Amari Rodgers would be the top three wide receivers should nothing change. The Packers could use some veteran help at the position so that they are not relying on an incoming rookie to carry the load. One player available via trade is Brandin Cooks.
Why Brandin Cooks
Cooks is about as consistent a wideout as the Packers could ask for. He has posted back-to-back 1,000-yard campaigns. Last year he did so with shaky quarterback play as well. Cooks has top-end speed and could be the Packers’ best wideout immediately. Cooks is 28 years old and has produced on every team he’s been with. Additionally, Cooks has not had a problem staying on the field health-wise.
Pairing Cooks with Aaron Rodgers could be a formidable replacement for Adams. Obviously, the Packers cannot find a talent like Adams, but a player like Brandin Cooks can be a true wide receiver number one in Green Bay.
- 134 Targets
- 90 Catches
- 1,037 Yards
- Six Touchdowns
Asking Price for Cooks
Last offseason the Texans shopped Cooks and reportedly wanted a high-end draft pick. However, no trade was made. He has one year left on his contract and would probably be traded for a day two or day three pick. The Packers are loaded with draft picks and could easily make a move for the veteran receiver.
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