As the report goes in the top-15 ranked tight ends in fantasy football, tight ends can seal the deal as far as giving a team that extra push for a playoff run. If guys like Jimmy Graham and Rob Gronkowski fly off the board early, there’s no hurry to jump the gun on someone like Jason Witten.
In the past 1000 mock drafts, Jared Cook is averaging being taken in the mid-ninth round. That is a long way for a guy of his potential to fall.
If it’s possible to snag Cook even in the seventh round, he’s a steal. This guy has unquestionable athletic ability, and Sam Bradford has already shown that he looks for Cook in the red zone.
And why shouldn’t he?
The guy is 6-foot-5, 248 pounds and runs a 4.49. He is the biggest wide receiver on the field and he’s coming out of the tight end spot.
If Bradford has time to throw, he’s going to find Cook. Gone are the days of Steven Jackson punching the ball into the end zone (or at least trying to). Now, the end zone is Cook’s home.
Coming from a Tennessee Titans offense that was sluggish at best, Cook is coming into a St. Louis Rams offense that is starting to come into its element. They’ve been desperately missing a big-bodied No. 1 wide receiver to offset all their small, quick targets. Well, Cook may be that big-bodied receiver they’ve sorely missed.
Don’t be afraid to prematurely nab Cook. If he’s there in the middle rounds, grab him without a second thought. He has every tool necessary to have a mammoth year.