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Randall Cobb, Kentucky -- WR, RB, KR

Randall Cobb 2010 Highlights (via DocHoIidaze)

 

5-10, 190, 4.46 forty

2010 production:

Receiving -- 84 catches, 1017 yards, 7 TDs

Rushing -- 424 yards, 5 TDs  (2009 -- 94 carries, 573 yards, 10 TDs)

 

I thought I'd introduce Cobb since he was brought in for a visit today.  I first came across him when I tuned into an Auburn game to catch a glimpse of Cam Newton.  Cobb jumped off the screen.  He was Kentucky's whole offense.  He ran it, caught it, ran some wildcat, returned some kicks.  He did it all.  His production speaks for itself.  And keep in mind that he did it in the SEC, widely regarded as the most talented conference in college football.  And also keep in mind that he was virtually Kentucky's only offensive option and was heavily keyed on week in and week out.

He's not a polished receiver, but his skills are better than Brad Smith's in that department by far.  The guy is a flat out playmaker.  Very elusive and good speed.  He can take a short, quick pass in the flat and make a guy miss and turn it into a huge gain (if not a TD).  He's a nice tweener that could be an excellent option in the slot.  He's too fast and quick for most LBs, and he's too tough for most DBs to take down. 

He can be used for quick-hitting passes to turn a little gain into a big one; he can take a few hand-offs on counters and reverses; and he can be used to run some wildcat to take advantage of personnel mismatches (though I hope we see less of the wildcat this season, if we don't scrap it altogether). 

What he would do is add stress to opposing D-coordinators with regard to personnel packages.  And he also puts the safeties and LBs in a quandry because they would always have to be mindful of his whereabouts (overprotecting against the deep ball would leave easy yards underneath, as would biting too hard on playaction).  Not sure where he's projected in the draft, but if the Jets picked him up I'd definitely be excited about it.

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