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2011 NFL Draft: Round 2, Pick 32, Overall 64 - Randall Cobb, WR, Kentucky

Discussion in '2011 Draft Archive' started by Wood Chipper, Apr 29, 2011.

  1. Wood Chipper

    Wood Chipper Fantasy Football Guru

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    Randall Cobb :)
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ju1vY-HqDjM"]YouTube - Green Bay Packers Pick Randall Cobb WR (Pick 64) NFL Draft 2011[/ame]

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i09R28AWgFU"]YouTube - Randall Cobb 2010 Highlights[/ame]

    Follow Him on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/rcobb18
    Great returner!!!

    Strengths:
    • Is super smooth with outstanding natural athleticism
    • Great quickness, agility, balance, change of direction
    • Soft hands plus fantastic ball skills and body control
    • Extremely elusive with excellent vision and instincts
    • Runs good routes and understands how to get open
    • Very tough and isn't afraid of contact or of getting hit
    • Terrific awareness w/ high football IQ and feel for game
    • Experience lining up at running back and quarterback
    • A dangerous return man who excelled on special teams
    • Competitive, mature, hard working, a respected leader
    • Productive and excelled against top-notch competition

    Weaknesses:
    • Merely average height and bulk with small frame
    • Isn't real explosive and lacks elite timed speed
    • Doesn't get much separation downfield vertically
    • Will drop some balls due to lack of concentration
    • Lacks strength / power and won't break tackles
    • Gives good effort but won't offer much as blocker
    • Still somewhat raw and is not a master technician
    • Suffered some injuries and durability is a concern

    Notes:
    A three-year starter and team captain for the Wildcats --- Named 1st Team All-SEC in 2009 and 2010 --- Garnered 1st Team All-American honors as an all-purpose player in 2010 --- Cousin, Shannon Mitchell, played at Georgia and for San Diego Chargers --- Cousin, Billy Williams, played at Tennessee and for St. Louis Rams --- Won three state championships at Alcoa High School in Tennessee and was named the states "Mr. Football" --- Averaged 24.6 yards with 0 touchdowns on 44 kick returns and 9.8 yards with 2 touchdowns on 63 punt returns in college --- Carried the ball 228 times for 1,313 yards (5.8 avg.) and 22 touchdowns during college career --- Played some quarterback at Kentucky, starting four games in 2008 then later out of what they called the "WildCobb" formation, and finished career 62 of 122 (50.8%) for 689 yards with 5 touchdowns and 5 interceptions --- Also held for placekicks --- Only player in the nation to rank first or second on his team in rushing, passing and receiving in 2010 --- Scored eight different ways (rushing, receiving and passing for touchdowns; returning a punt for a TD; throwing for a TD on a fake field goal; and notching two-point conversions by rushing, passing and receiving) in 2010 --- Broke the UK all-time record for total touchdowns (37) in just three seasons --- Owns the SEC's single-season record for all-purpose yardage --- Scored game-winning, come-from-behind fourth-quarter touchdowns against five teams --- Missed some time with ankle ('08) and thumb ('09) injuries --- Was also very active in the community in Lexington --- Profiles as a #2 / #3 option at next level and best fit may come in the slot --- Playmaker and jack-of-all-trades who's a threat to score every time he touches the ball from anywhere on the field --- An extraordinarily versatile prospect who will contribute in a multitude of ways and undoubtedly prove to be an invaluable part of an NFL team.


    Career Statistics
    Year GP REC YDS YPC TD
    2008 11 21 197 9.4 2
    2009 12 39 447 11.5 4
    2010 13 84 1,017 12.1 7
    Totals 36 144 1,661 11.5 13

    http://www.draftcountdown.com/ScoutingReports/WR/Randall-Cobb.php
     
  2. Future

    Future He did WHAT?

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    fify
     
  3. Wood Chipper

    Wood Chipper Fantasy Football Guru

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    you think we will not draft in the 2nd round?
     
  4. Future

    Future He did WHAT?

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    No I bet we do. Just making a bad joke.
     
  5. Wood Chipper

    Wood Chipper Fantasy Football Guru

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    it would be cool if we traded up tho
     
  6. Future

    Future He did WHAT?

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    If it was for one of the top OLBs, I'd be all in favor of it. Or Leonard Hankerson.
     
  7. Kitten

    Kitten Feline Cheesehead Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I'd be shocked if he traded up. But T.T.. has this habit of shocking me and I usually like the results.
     
  8. ivo610

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    Im thinking WR
     
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  9. MiamiBeachPacker

    MiamiBeachPacker Cheesehead

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    Maybe Randall Cobb if he keeps dropping towards us
     
  10. MiamiBeachPacker

    MiamiBeachPacker Cheesehead

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    Would give us a WR and a KR
     
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  11. Kitten

    Kitten Feline Cheesehead Staff Member Super Moderator

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    T.T. is up to something. He's got to be dropping down for a reason. Methinks he's got somebody in his crosshairs...
     
  12. 7thFloorRA

    7thFloorRA Cheesehead

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    Lots of talent available still. Two guys from The U are still there that I thought would be gone in Hankerson and Harris.
     
  13. Future

    Future He did WHAT?

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    I'd be ecstatic with Hankerson.
     
  14. ivo610

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    well cobb has to make some on here happy
     
  15. PackersRS

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    It's gonna be Randall Cobb, just the guy I wanted

    He's like Percy Harvin.
     
  16. ivo610

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    High ceiling imo
     
  17. Jess

    Jess Movement!

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    This is the one that gets an A+ from me when we do our grades after this draft ends.
     
  18. Wood Chipper

    Wood Chipper Fantasy Football Guru

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    Yay somebody exciting :)
     
  19. PackersFanfromCali80

    PackersFanfromCali80 Cheesehead

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    We got the PR I have been clamoring for. Tramon Williams returning kicks was no bueno.
     
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  20. PackersRS

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    I didn't say that! ;)
     
  21. longtimefan

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    Separation Skills:A polished route runner who knows the intricacies of the position. Excellent burst off the line of scrimmage. Shows good suddenness and pushes defenders up field. Displays excellent balance and body control during his breaks.



    Doesn’t chop his feet, and knows how to maintain his speed throughout the duration of his routes.



    Good but not great speed. Quicker than fast. Won’t blow by defenders with 4.3 speed. Can get deep, but only by executing his routes to a tee.



    Is more of a short to intermediate route runner. Gives nice head and shoulder fakes to uncover himself. Shows the knack for finding and sitting in empty zones, and quickly accelerating after securing the catch.



    Ball Skills: Extends his arms, forms a diamond with his hands, and plucks the ball from the air. Rarely lets balls get into his frame. Shows good field awareness and can haul in balls on the sideline.



    Has the flexibility to bend, twist, and contort to poorly thrown balls. Displays excellent focus. Tracks the ball well and secures it before running. Not much of a threat on jump balls. Not the type of receiver to climb the ladder and pull down a catch.


    Big play ability: Out of this world big play ability. Can hurt defenses from a multitude of positions. Has experience at wide receiver, running back, and wildcat quarterback.



    Is extremely dangerous with the ball in his hands. Displays top-notch shiftiness and gets up to top speed immediately after securing the catch. Excels at yards after the catch. Can take a short pass, inside run, and wildcat run to daylight. Runs with a low center of gravity and moves like a running back in space.



    Has quick feet that never stop. Also has proven to be a threat in the return game. Has the quickness and vision to see a crease and hit it.


    Competitiveness/ Toughness: More than not, is the most competitive player on the field. Takes on the responsibility of 4 different positions and relishes in it.



    Possesses a decent size frame. Never shies away from contact and can break tackles. Shows no qualms about catching passes over the middle or running between the tackles. Plays more physical than his weight would lead you to believe. Motor is non-stop. Plays every play like it’s his last.


    Intangibles: Team captain and high character individual. Leads by
    example. Plays the game with a passion that is undeniable and is fully dedicated to this teammates and team.



    Willing to do whatever is deemed necessary for his team to succeed, and that includes being the holder on field goals and extra points. Is a former quarterback. Participates in community outreach programs, is a honor roll student, and is loved by everyone he comes into contact with.


    Overall Stock: Randall Cobb is the latest “Jack of All Trades” player to enter the NFL Draft. He’s following in the footsteps of Ole Miss running back Dexter McCluster. McCluster went in the 2nd round of the 2010 Draft, and I expect the same for Cobb.



    He’s a player that can contribute in so many different ways, and will be highly sought after by NFL teams. He’ll instantly cause match up issues for defenses, because he can line up in the backfield, slot, and outside the hashes. Cobb is best at receiver in my opinion.



    His skills are refined, and he is ready to make an immediate impact at the next level. He has a certain maturity to his game that most college football players don’t possess. He knows how to exploit zone coverage, and work the seam.



    Teams that place a high emphasis on character will fall in love with Cobb. Not only does he produce on the football field, but he produces in the locker room and in the community as well. There isn’t much not to like about Randall Cobb.



    The only drawback at this point would be he is not a number one receiver. His role should be number two receiver or slot receiver. Teams looking to bolster their receiving corps and versatility, will target Randall Cobb in April.


    NFL Comparison: Percy Harvin, Dexter McCluster, Antwan Randle El
     
  22. Future

    Future He did WHAT?

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    Awesome. Pure awesome.
     
  23. packerstl101

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    i dont know much about cobb
     
  24. VersusTheMoose

    VersusTheMoose Greatest of All-Time

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    Great pick. High ceiling, returns kicks, and he is another weapon for Rodgers. JJ is as good as gone now.
     
  25. Wood Chipper

    Wood Chipper Fantasy Football Guru

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    watch the highlights in the opening post to this thread
     

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