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TE Jared Cook - Green Bay Packers

6-6, 246Born: 4-7-1987College: South CarolinaDrafted: Round 3

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Jared Cook underwent foot surgery in early June, though no details are known. He is currently on the PUP list, and his timetable is unclear.

Summary

Jared Cook chose to sign with the Packers this off-season after spending the past three years in St. Louis. After reaching 50+ catches and 500+ yards in consecutive season, Cook's stats slipped in 2015 (39 receptions for 481 yards and no touchdowns. He has yet to reach the lofty potential that many scouts pegged him for coming out of college. He has the size, speed and athleticism to create mismatches against opposing linebackers, and that makes him a great fit in the Packers offense. Packers coach Mike McCarthy has been vocal about how the rule changes in the NFL have created a need for speed in the middle of the field, and the normally stingy-in-free-agency Packers made it a point to add that dimension to their offense. Cook is a good player, but how good remains to be seen. He's played his entire career with a revolving group of quarterbacks that include Jake Locker, Vince Young, Sam Bradford and Nick Foles, and those are the most notable signal callers. Cook now finds himself in one of the top offenses in football, catching passes from perhaps the best quarterback in the game. There are a lot of mouths to feed in the Packers offense, so it would be unwise to expect Cook be a top 10 tight end right away, but it certainly isn't out of the question given McCarthy's comments. The most likely scenario will be a time share with Richard Rodgers, effectively lowering the value of both Rodgers and Cook as fantasy options. If one of the two were to get injured though (a likely occurrence in today's NFL), that would open the door for the other to be a top 10 tight end, with Cook having the highest upside of the two. Watch his recovery from foot surgery, which has put him on the PUP list and could keep him out through the second week of the preseason. (July 27)

FBG Staff Rankings

TE Redraft - 24, 15, 16, 18, 19, 21, 21, 22, 22, 24, 25, 26, 26, 27, 28, 30, 37
TE Redraft PPR - 24, 15, 19, 20, 21, 21, 22, 23, 24, 24, 25, 26, 26, 27, 29, 30, 37, 38
TE Dynasty - 26, 22, 23, 28, 36

Stats and Projections

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2013 STL 16 51 671 5
2014 STL 16 52 634 3
2015 LA 16 39 481 0
2016 PROJ-Dodds 15 40 * *
2016 PROJ-Henry 16 35 * *
2016 PROJ-Wood 16 45 * *
2016 PROJ-Tremblay 16 34 * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 183
TE: 20
Overall-PPR: 183
TE-PPR: 22

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Latest News

Packers | No timetable for Jared Cook (Wed Jul 27, 01:58 AM) - Green Bay Packers TE Jared Cook (foot) does not have a timetable for a return from foot surgery, although a league source said Tuesday, July 26, that he might be on track to return by the second week of preseason.

Our View: This is the first 'soft' timetable we've heard about for Cook. His status for the start of the regular season is up in the air, but if he can be back for one of their preseason games that should help. Cook is incredibly gifted as an athlete, but he's never been able to produce at a high level in the pros. With the Packers offense, Cook could finally play like he's capable of...if he's healthy.
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Packers | Some Packers may not practice (Mon Jul 25, 02:19 PM) - Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (knee) and TE Jared Cook (foot) and others may initially be held out of training camp practices.

Our View: We'll see this around the league, and the Packers are no different. Having Nelson healthy is the key for the passing game. Getting Cook involved looks great on paper, but he's also a player who has never quite lived up to his potential.
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Packers | Richard Rodgers starter over Jared Cook? (Thu Jul 21, 07:44 PM) - Green Bay Packers TE Richard Rodgers is expected to start over TE Jared Cook, not just in 2016, but for the next few seasons, according to Bob McGinn of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. An advantage Rodgers has this season is that he is in better shape after weighing up to 272 pounds last year.

Our View: Rodgers had some big moments last season and those eight touchdowns were no fluke. He and Aaron Rodgers have some solid chemistry going on. The thing is, though, Jordy Nelson is back and Randall Cobb is healthy, so Richard Rodgers is likely to fall in the pecking order, making him a very weak TE2 or a strong TE3.
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