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3 Wide Receivers Packers Can Still Trade for After Missing Out on Brandin Cooks

Larry Rupp
Three wide receivers the Green Bay Packers can still trade for after missing out on Brandin Cooks.
Three wide receivers the Green Bay Packers can still trade for after missing out on Brandin Cooks. / Mike De Sisti / USA TODAY NETWORK

The Green Bay Packers have been in search of wide receiver depth ever since dealing star Davante Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders. A couple of big name trade targets like DeVante Parker and Brandin Cooks are now off the market, which leaves the team with dwindling options ahead of the NFL draft.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers has his mind set on winning another Lombardi Trophy and it's hard to see a receiving core headlined by Allen Lazard getting the job done. With that being said, here are three wideouts the Packers can still trade for.

Green Bay Packers Trade Rumors

1. Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers

This one may be a stretch, but it makes a lot of sense for both teams involved. The Chargers just gave WR Mike Williams a massive three-year deal worth $60 million in free agency. Meanwhile, the team is taking on a $20 million cap hit for Allen as well. LA could save $16.5 million against the cap if it deals the 29-year-old pass-catcher after June 1. That could go a long way in making sure quarterback Justin Herbert eventually gets paid. Of course, Allen would be the perfect big play receiver for Rodgers to target. The five-time Pro Bowler has posted over 1,000 receiving yards in four of his last five seasons and owns a career catch percentage mark of 68.2%.

2. DK Metcalf, Seattle Seahawks

Trading for DK Metcalf would prove that Green Bay is all in on winning a Super Bowl in 2022. That's because the reported cost to acquire the three-year pro is at least two first-round draft picks. It's not like the Packers don't have the draft capital to make a solid offer, though. Metcalf is entering the final year of his rookie contract and it's no guarantee that he re-signs with the Seahawks. Trading him now would provide Seattle with a great head start of a roster rebuild. Metcalf has racked up 3,170 yards and 29 touchdowns over the course of his 49 career games played. His size alone makes him a constant mismatch in the end zone.

3. Laviska Shenault, Jacksonville Jaguars

It may already be too late for the Packers to trade for a player capable of simply taking over on the offensive side of the ball. In that case, Laviska Shenault makes for an interesting trade target. The 2020 second-round pick has posted at least 600 yards in each of his first two NFL seasons and scored a total of 5 touchdowns. However, the Jaguars signed Christian Kirk and Zay Jones in free agency. Shenault is now far down on the depth chart and could use a change in scenery. His versatility and ability to rack up yards after the catch would give head coach Matt LaFleur a player to move around on offense. The cost to acquire Shenault is likely much lower, too.

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