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Green Bay Packers 2011 Draft — 2nd Round, Pick 64: WR Randall Cobb

With the 64th overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft, the Green Bay Packers selected Kentucky receiver Randall Cobb.

Cobb measures out at 5-11, 196 pounds with 31″ arms. He posted a 4.46-second 40-yard dash, 16 bench-presses, 33.5″ vertical leap, 115″ broad jump, 7.08-second 3 cone drill, 4.34-second 20-yard shuttle and 11.56-second 60-yard shuttle.

College History

Cobb finished his college career at Kentucky as one of the nation’s most versatile players. He entered college as a decorated high school quarterback, and ended up throwing for over 600 yards and five touchdowns with Kentucky.

He ended up moving him to receiver, however, and Cobb continued to produce. Over his three years in college, Cobb racked up 5,000 all-purpose yards, including 1,661 receiving and 1,313 rushing. In his final year, Cobb posted 84 catches for 1,017 yards and was selected as a First Team All-American for his efforts.

Commentary

I’ve said it for awhile now, but Cobb seems like the perfect pick for the Packers. Not only is he versatile, but he’s versatile at positions that the Packers needed. He should immediately be the Packers returner of both punts and kicks, giving the special teams unit a dangerous threat for the first time since possibly Allen Rossom in 2000.

Cobb also has unique talents at the receiver position. He’s not tall, but he’s well-built and should be an excellent slot receiver. I hesitate to fully compare him to Percy Harvin, but he has a very similar skill set as the Vikings dynamic receiver/returner.

And not only is he a good fit for the Packers on the field, he’s a great fit for organization off it. He’s been involved with numerous charities and events around the Lexington area, and he has a passion for the game that fans will instantly fall in love with. Cobb just wants to be on the field anyway he can, and he’s going to work his tail off to make sure he’s playing for the Packers on Sundays.

In my opinion, Cobb is the complete package and the Packers are very fortunate to have him available to them at pick No. 64.

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Zach Kruse is a 23-year-old sports journalist with a passion for the Green Bay Packers. He currently lives in Wisconsin and is working on his journalism degree, while also covering prep sports for The Dunn Co. News.

You can read more of Zach's Packers articles on AllGreenBayPackers.com.

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8 Responses to “Green Bay Packers 2011 Draft — 2nd Round, Pick 64: WR Randall Cobb”

  1. Thomas Hobbes Thomas Hobbes says:

    ………we have a returner???????????

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  2. Packers Fan in Atlanta says:

    I am loving this draft so far.

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  3. Packers Fan in Atlanta says:

    Uuuummmmmm wha????? Alex Green???????? Isn’t Jaquizz Rodgers still on the board????

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  4. Yoop says:

    Love both picks. Cobb is weapon in all phases.
    Green the one pick I got right so with TT taking him at 96.
    He is a TT type of back. When you look at his production, his receiving ability with his size speed and agility love it.

    You may or may not find this interesting.

    Just for comparison

    Grant 6-1 218# 4.43 40 time, 1.57 ten yard time, 4.14 short shuttle and 7.17 3 cone drill.

    Starks 6-2 218# 4.50 40 time, 1.55 ten yard time, 4.23 short shuttle and 6.89 3 cone drill

    Green 6-0 225# 4.45 40 time, 1.56 ten yard time, 4.15 short shuttle and 6.91 3 cone drill.

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  5. Ron LC says:

    1,119 yards for a team that throws the ball 5 times a game? Not bad!

    A return guy. That’s a good thing. Still wish they’d have grabbed Moffit.

    But, I’ve learned never to question the Great One. I’m anxiously waiting today’s action. This is where TT does his best work (4-7).

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