The Dallas Cowboys will be looking to add a top-tier playmaker in the offseason. Should the Cowboys look to add A.J. Green to their roster?
The Dallas Cowboys are in need of a big name wide receiver to help jump start this offense. In several ways, A.J. Green has become the most under the radar trade target during the 2018 offseason.
With the Cincinnati Bengals seemingly going in circles, and Green not getting any older it seems to make sense that the Bengals front office would be willing to hear some offers for Green. The Cowboys need another number one receiver not only to take the pressure off of Dez Bryant but to help this offense become more consistent in the passing game.
Green has been the Bengals best offensive weapon for years now and as he turns 30 he could use some help. During this time the Bengals have never won a title or really have been all that competitive. The Cincinnati front office has done a poor job putting top-tier talent around Green to help this offense succeed.
Now in the final two years of his contract, the Bengals must begin to shop their top wide receiver because it is unlikely he retires with the franchise. Green’s deal was $10 million less than Dez Bryant’s so he will not be as costly as the Dallas Cowboys top wide receiver. In a perfect world, both of these wide receivers could remain on their own teams and win a championship however this is real life.
It is likely that Green and Bryant would make an unstoppable tandem in the NFL as both players are very physically imposing receivers capable of breaking big plays. The Cowboys may need to release several players to make this move possible but wouldn’t it be worth it on some level?
Releasing Terrance Williams, Cole Beasley, while re-signing Demarcus Lawrence and reworking contracts should get the space needed to pull this off. The Dallas Cowboys may need to trade away the first overall pick and maybe an additional pick in 2019 but that is well worth the price of landing a player the caliber of Green.
There are not any true number one receivers in this years NFL draft, and the free agent crop should be roundly overpaid like usual, so trading for a capable addition to this wide receiving corps could be the best option available for Dallas in the long run.
The Bengals are known for being tough on draft day trades but unloading an aging superstar for an additional first-round pick may make sense for the team at this point in time.
2018 will be the first year that Clemson football sees what Tee Higgins is truly capable of. Could he be the next AJ Green?
Clemson football sophomore Tee Higgins shared snaps behind Deon Cain at wide receiver in 2017. Here in 2018, though, Higgins is expected to be the starter at the boundary position.
Higgins finished his 2017 campaign with 17 catches for 345 yards and two touchdowns.
When I watch Higgins’ game more closely, he reminds me of one of the NFL’s best wide receivers: AJ Green.
Green, who played his College Football in Georgia, has grown into a physical force who can go up and get 50/50 balls on fade routes and catch the back-shoulder fades with efficiency, as well.
Green is 6-4 and 207 pounds.
Higgins, interestingly enough, is 6-4 and 201 pounds. By the time the 2018 Clemson football season begins, Higgins may be pushing that 205-208 range.
The two are almost identical in play. Higgins has that ability to catch the back-shoulder fade and I think he’s going to be instrumental in the Tiger offense in 2018.
Higgins may be a couple of tenths slower in the 40-yard dash than Green, but he makes up for it with the fact that he’s going to be a bit more physical than Green was in college. Higgins, in my opinion, has a great career ahead of him.