10. Randall Cobb (Freddie’s pick)
Ted Thompson has a strong strike rate when it comes to drafting wide receivers, particularly in the second round. The likes of Jordy Nelson, Greg Jennings and James Jones were all day two picks by Thompson and each was a home run. In 2011, Thompson struck gold again.
Randall Cobb is a versatile player who can line up in the slot, outside or in the backfield. You can make him the punt and kickoff returner or you can even use him as a running back. Cobb can do it all, and it’s this versatility that makes him so dangerous.
Alongside Jordy Nelson, the Packers have one of the best receiver tandems in the NFL. Nelson has the electric speed, excellent route-running and the ability to burn defenses deep, while Cobb is at his most dangerous roaming the slot and churning out yards after the catch.
When Nelson went down last season, Cobb was suffocated by double teams and had a frustrating season. A year of 829 receiving yards and six touchdowns is far from average, but for Cobb it was below expectations, especially due to the inconsistent nature in which those numbers were produced.
Don’t expect that trend to continue, however. With a healthy Nelson and Ty Montgomery back in the lineup, Cobb will have the freedom to expose defenses just as he did in 2014, catching 91 passes for 1,287 yards and 12 touchdowns.
A play we’ll never forget was his NFC North-winning touchdown at Chicago in Week 17 of the 2013 season. Cobb was returning from a broken leg and it was Aaron Rodgers’ first game back since breaking his collarbone. The two connected on one of the sweetest touchdowns in recent memory.
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