Packers 2010 Yearbook Awards: Player Most Likely to win Rookie of the Year
(Be sure to place your vote in the poll below.)
Adam: Cobb — Cobb seems like the only rookie that could have a major impact his first year. Alex Green would be a good value bet, but Cobb has the best odds.
Al: Randall Cobb – It’s been two years now that I’ve been hoping for the Packers to draft an “impact” player who can take over the returning chores as well as contribute on offense or defense. Cobb is the answer to my prayers and all indications are that he is committed to intensive classroom and film study to accelerating his development. Sounds like a solid first-year contributor to me.
Chad: Who isn’t going to pick Randall Cobb for this one? Of the 10 new draft picks, he is in the position to see the most action next season, especially if James Jones leaves. The other rookies will have to contend with solidified starters in each of their positions, and even though Jennings, Driver, and Nelson will be ahead of Cobb, he will still get plenty opportunities because of his skill set and McCarthy’s pass-heavy offense. Not only that, Cobb could be Green Bay’s dynamic answer to a kickoff/punt return man.
Kris: Cobb. He will show plenty this year so the Packers won’t have to sweat out Donald Driver’s pending retirement. Throw in the brotherhood that is the Packers’ receiving corps and Cobb very well could hit the ground running. He has great teachers in Driver and Jennings.
Thomas: Cobb – Basically a process of elimination, Green isn’t probably going to see much time as he’s behind Grant and Starks, and also it takes a while for 3rd down backs to learn the protection schemes. If Finley returns, he’s going to be the focal point for tight ends, and presuming Quarless is above Williams, he’s probably not going to see the field that often. Cobb has the advantage of being probably the preferred starter for both returner positions already and probably will see time as the 3rd or 4th wide receiver especially if Jones leaves and/or Driver keeps inevitably declining
Zach: Derek Sherrod: If my selection of Clifton as most likely to go on IR this season holds true, then Sherrod is going to be a big factor in the Packers 2011 season. We’d see a repeat of 2010, when Mark Tauscher was lost for the season and Bryan Bulaga had to step in and play a role in the offense. And in all honesty, was there any rookie last season that was more important than Bulaga? The same could happen next season. Everyone will pick Cobb, but don’t sleep on Sherrod.——————
Jersey Al Bracco is the founder and editor of AllGreenBayPackers.com, and the co-founder of Packers Talk Radio Network. He can be heard as one of the Co-Hosts on Cheesehead Radio and is the Green Bay Packers Draft Analyst for Drafttek.com.