Randall Cobb (center) with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (left) and Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame running back Jim Taylor (right) after being selected in the second round of the 2011 draft.

Cobb is off on the right foot


How refreshing is it to hear stories about rookie draft picks hyped to get their professional football career up and running?
Such is the case with Randall Cobb, the Green Bay Packers’ second round draft pick. 
Cobb, who is keeping himself in shape and riding out the NFL lockout by training in Arizona, California and Florida, was asked this week about how he is coping with the frustrations of waiting to get to work: “[The lockout] is frustrating, but at the same time it’s a good time to get a little bit of a break,” Cobb said.
“Hopefully we get things rolling and get this whole situation over soon.”
But what was even more impressive was that Cobb not only had football on his mind, but giving back to his community.
“There’s a lot of things that I wanna do and try to help out in the community,” Cobb said. “I think it’s all about giving back.
“I’ve put myself in a good situation. I just want to show [kids] how I became successful and how I got to where I am today.”
Cobb said he plans on funding a college scholarship for high-school athletes. At some point in his career, he’s also interested in giving back to the Alcoa football program.
These are good signals coming from the future Packers wide receiver and one of the reasons, I’m sure, that the Packers drafted him.
With character a seemingly important aspect for the Packers when drafting players (sans Johnny Jolly) Randall Cobb seems to be starting out on the right foot.
Now that’s refreshing.

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