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Packers to sign Jared Cook

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    Packers to sign Jared Cook
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Posted: March 28, 2016, 7:14 AM Post
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http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/20 ... h-packers/

good signing, hopefully this means that the packers can focus on DT and LB early in the draft instead of TE.


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  Re: Packers to sign Jared Cook
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Posted: March 28, 2016, 7:11 PM Post
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One year deal for decent money. Most likely worth it. Hopefully it clicks this year for him. And OT, LB, and DT the list of needs, but if a TE ends up the BPA, I have no issue picking him.


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  Re: Packers to sign Jared Cook
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Posted: March 29, 2016, 11:05 AM Post
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Digging a little more into Cook's stats is interesting...

When he was signed, someone wrote that he was the TE equivalent to Dante Jones(sorry, lost the link). A highly talented player that isn't performing well. But I'm not buying that is true. Perhaps he has isn't playing to his talent level, but he is performing as a mid-level starting TE. (Where as Adams played like a #3/4 WR at best last year)

I took a look at his career stats. The first two years were "ramp up" years for him, so those years are excluded. I also excluded last year (and will discuss that later). So from 2011-2014, Cook averaged:
    Catches: 49 (58% of targets)
    Yards: 647
    Yards/Catch: 13.2
    Long: 62 yards
    YAC: 5.4 yds
    TD: 3.8

Compared to last year, that would be in the #12-15 range for TEs in the NFL. His main drawback is his efficiency on catches (58%). The top TEs are typically in the low 60-70+%. Gronk was at 60%; Jordan Reed was 76%. 58% is comparable to Ladarius Green, Owen Daniels and Julius Thomas. So those four TEs then Jordan Cameron at #30 with 50%.

Last year, Cook dropped off in terms of yards and catches: 39 catches (52%) for 481 yards and 0 TD. But interestingly enough, his Yards/Catch (12.3) and YAC (5.5) were pretty much in-line with his career numbers. So I tend to believe that the QB carousel in St. Louis was the bigger problem last year and not his own drop-off. Note that with Bradford in St. Louis the year before, he was pretty much with his career norms.

So while, Cook overall doesn't have the best hands, I think he will pair well with Rodgers this year and be productive. And with a one year deal, he should be sufficiently motivated to bounce back.


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