This is a guy that isn’t going to be talked about a lot for free agent receivers but he’s a guy that I think has a ton of value. He won’t cost that much compared to other free agent receivers, but I feel he can be quite productive in our upcoming system.
The system I think we’ll see is one where crossers are crucial. I think Allen Lazard would do well-running crossers where Tua just needs to lay it out in front of him.
Lazard only had 513 yards on 40 catches with Aaron Rodgers as his QB. But Lazard started to get a ton more looks the last six weeks of the season. Though he only had 40 receptions, Lazard did have eight TDs. Miami needs more guys who get into the end-zone. I don’t think I’m breaking any ground with that take. Aaron started to trust him more but surprisingly didn’t want to go to him or anyone not named DeVante Adams in the playoff game against the 49ers. If Lazard was utilized more in that game Green Bay probably goes to the NFC title game.
Is Lazard going to be a guy that has 1,200 yards and pushes for a pro-bowl? I don’t think so. But is he better than Williams, Wilson, and Ford? Yes, he is. I just think he’s consistent. You know what you’re getting out of him which to me means you can rely on him as long as you’re not asking him to do more than he’s capable.
Another aspect about Lazard that needs to be said is how good of a blocker he is. Not sure if you watched any highlights of 49er receivers, but they all block. Fortunately, Lazard thinks highly of how he blocks.
He would be a great #3 guy borderline #2 if everything went perfect and got better. Bringing in Lazard wouldn’t mean that’s all that has to happen. Others would, naturally, need to be signed or drafted as well. I think we all realize that.
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