Denver Broncos: 5 moves the team should still make

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Brandin Cooks, Denver Broncos
Denver Broncos 2021 roster – Brandin Cooks. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports /

4. Trade for Brandin Cooks, WR (Texans)

Let’s get freaky.

Brandin Cooks, in my opinion, is one of the most underrated players in the NFL.  In his seven seasons, he’s racked up five 1,000 yard campaigns and will be just 28 this season.

The Texans are obviously undergoing a massive rebuild, and Cooks is probably the most talented player on their roster.

Houston wouldn’t exactly save a lot by moving off of Cooks, but he has value, and the Texans need to stockpile draft picks for their future.

Cooks has 4.3 speed and would replace Diontae Spencer on the active roster, giving the Broncos an insanely deep wide receiver room.

The Denver Broncos are perfectly set at wide receiver, but in the AFC West, speed kills, and the Broncos would benefit from adding even more speed to their roster.

I also think the uncertainty with Tim Patrick and Courtland Sutton plays a factor here.

Cooks obviously isn’t a big-bodied X receiver like Patrick or Sutton, but not every team features one.

The Broncos have plenty of cap space to take on his contract as well.

George Paton hasn’t shied away from adding or even overloading talent at certain positions, so why not add more firepower at wide receiver?

If the Broncos want to give Teddy Bridgewater the best possible chance to succeed, adding a receiver like Cooks would help his chances.