Brandin Cooks named ideal trade target for the Packers

Brandin Cooks, Packers
NFL Analysis Network

With the NFL trade deadline right around the corner on November 2nd, we could start seeing some moves being made. The lines are beginning to get clear on who will be buyers and sellers this year as teams are separating themselves from the pack. One team that will certainly be looking to upgrade will be the Green Bay Packers and a wide receiver like Brandin Cooks could make sense.

Green Bay once again looks like the cream of the crop in the NFC North and legitimate Super Bowl contenders with Aaron Rodgers leading the way.

They are currently 6-1, two games clear of the Minnesota Vikings in their division. But, they are enthralled in a battle for home field in the NFC, as every division winner has either one or zero losses currently.

So, what position could the Packers be looking to upgrade heading toward the deadline? How about the wide receiver position?

A lot has been made of Rodgers not believing the team has done enough to provide him weapons to throw the ball to. He has an all-world talent in Davante Adams, but the depth they built behind him has not stepped up as they had hoped.

Adams has 744 yards thus far this season. The next closest total for a wide receiver is 184 by Allen Lazard. That is just not going to cut it, so the Packers could look to upgrade the position opposite of Adams. Could Brandin Cooks fit the bill?

Cooks made the list at CBS Sports of players that could, or should, he traded and it makes sense. He has been traded three times in his career, but he would certainly accept a fourth to leave the rebuilding Houston Texans behind. In the very early stages of a rebuild, especially if Deshaun Watson is ultimately traded away, Houston will have bigger issues to figure out than retaining the 28-year-old Cooks.

Everywhere the former Oregon State product has gone, he has produced. He would provide the Packers with a legitimate No. 2 option behind Adams and could be the type of move that appeases Rodgers and gets him to rethink about leaving Green Bay after the season.