2. WR Brandin Cooks
Trading wide receiver Brandin Cooks looks highly unlikely, especially considering the fact that Will Fuller is likely to walk in free agency this offseason. Shipping out Cooks as well means the depth at the position gets scarcely thin, with Keke Coutee and Isaiah Coulter then at the top of the depth chart. However, with how much money he is owed, and with no dead money on his deal, the Texans could look to move him for a day-two pick.
Cooks is due to make $12 million this upcoming season from the Texans, but after his trade from the Los Angeles Rams, he has no dead money attached to his contract anymore. If cap space and gathering assets is the name of the game for Caserio and his team this offseason, then Cooks is an easy target to ship off.
Poor Cooks. He cannot land on a team for more than a year or two. From getting shipped off from the New Orleans Saints, he then was traded from the New England Patriots after one season, then from the Los Angeles Rams after two seasons. After just one season in Houston, Cooks now has the makings of another easy trade target this offseason.