A gameplan for the Green Bay Packers if they lose Randall Cobb in free agency.
Losing Cobb, who over the last several years has played an essential role in the Packers offense as a shifty, quick, small body slot receiver who was elusive enough to even take snaps from the backfield, would leave the receiver room looking like this:
• Davante Adams – 6-foot-1, 215 pounds
• Marquez Valdes-Scantling – 6-foot-4, 206 pounds
• Equanimeous St. Brown – 6-foot-5, 214 pounds
• Jake Kumerow – 6-foot-4, 209 pounds
• J’Mon Moore – 6-foot-3, 205 pounds
Notice anything? Yep, the Packers’ receiver corps is filled with tall, rangy body types (Adams being the exception as the No. 1 wideout). Even if Cobb is re-signed, the Packers would really help Rodgers and the entire offense if they could essentially get a Cobb clone/replacement.
Someone who can create some space and get those yards-after-catch yards like Cobb used to in his prime, whether with speed or crisp route-running. Think Wes Welker, Doug Baldwin, Julian Edelman or Jarvis Landry (Miami edition).
With that in mind, let’s have a look at some options the Green Bay Packers could exploit and find that new slot receiver.