3 trades the Packers could make before final rosters are set

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Green Bay Packers should trade for Dolphins TE Mike Gesicki

Yes, the Green Bay Packers should absolutely be in on the Mike Gesicki trade sweepstakes, if that’s actually a thing. Rumors have started emerging that Gesicki is on the trade block and that the Dolphins are actually calling around to teams bringing up Gesicki’s name specifically. That’s certainly a bit surprising given how the Dolphins have valued Gesicki by giving him the franchise tag.

Even with that being considered, the Dolphins have plenty of mouths to feed in their offense at the wide receiver position. Newcomer Tyreek Hill is going to take the lion’s share of targets. Jaylen Waddle will not be far behind him. Another free agent pickup — former Cowboys receiver Cedrick Wilson — will be third in line for targets.

Then you factor in the way the running backs will be involved in Mike McDaniel’s offense as receivers as well as rookie wide receiver Erik Ezukanma, a player that has really been impressive this offseason. it’s not that Gesicki is going to be phased out. He could easily have a prominent role if the Dolphins wanted, but apparently, they don’t necessarily want that.

The Packers should welcome Gesicki with open arms. They’ve gone the low-budget route at addressing receiver and tight end this offseason, so the cost to acquire Gesicki (under $11 million this season) won’t be prohibitive.

Gesicki is every bit of 6-foot-6 and could be a dynamic weapon for Aaron Rodgers to get the ball to as a vertical threat and in the red zone. Imagine Rodgers’ ball placement with Gesicki’s catch radius and speed at the tight end position. The Packers would be absolute fools to not consider this kind of a deal, even if it costs them upwards of a third-round pick or a combination of picks.