Packers: Three-step plan to fix wide receiver position

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2. Packers should trade Day 3 pick for Brandin Cooks

Another team in full rebuild mode? The Houston Texans. After trading away Deshaun Watson, the Texans are starting over and need a lot of work. The good news for Houston is it has 11 picks to work with in this year’s draft, including two in the first round.

This trade would make sense for everyone involved. Even if the Texans hit on the majority of their draft picks, this rebuild will take a few seasons at least. By then, Brandin Cooks will be in his 30s and likely on a new team, unless the Texans sign him to a new deal. For the Packers, a team looking to win now, Cooks can help.

Cooks has only failed to hit 1,000 yards receiving once in the past seven seasons, no matter who his quarterback is. He would add speed to Green Bay’s offense and is a great deep threat, something the Packers need with Marquez Valdes-Scantling signing with the Kansas City Chiefs, per NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.

With Metcalf and Cooks, Green Bay would have two talented, but importantly, experienced wide receivers. Rather than rely on a rookie to come in and deliver immediately, the Packers would have two receivers who can step right in and make an impact.

Cooks could help the Packers. A Day 3 draft pick would also help the Texans in their rebuild. A potential win-win for both sides.