TE Jared Cook
Tight end is a major need for the Packers, but unfortunately there aren’t a whole lot options this offseason. The free agency pool dried up quickly and the rookie class isn’t rich in quality. Outside of a few early round guys, there isn’t much to get excited about.
But the fact is Green Bay needs a tight end capable of stretching defenses vertically and giving Aaron Rodgers a target in the middle of the field. Andrew Quarless is a free agent and unlikely to return. Enter Jared Cook.
Cook was released in February by the Rams, and was actually brought into Green Bay for a visit a week into free agency. Perhaps the fact he hasn’t signed tells us all we need to know. Despite that, Cook would give Rodgers another option in the passing game even if he doesn’t light up the stat sheets.
Drops are his biggest concern, but he has the speed and athleticism to get open downfield. Richard Rodgers is the red zone target at tight end, but Cook could be used to keep the chains moving earlier in drives.
In Green Bay Cook would finally have the opportunity to play with a great quarterback, and that might be just what he needs to produce at a higher level.
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