Green Bay Packers: Predicting wide receiver stats for 2018

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Randall Cobb

Now at the top of this list we will see some familiar faces. Let’s start with Randall Cobb, who has been with the Green Bay Packers his whole career. He was selected in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft.

Cobb does most of his damage on the field from the slot position. But Cobb has a unique opportunity being presented to him in this upcoming season. With Jordy Nelson off the roster, Cobb may have to play more outside the numbers this year. Especially if none of the young wide receivers step up and fill the void as the receiver opposite of Davante Adams.

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Cobb has not had a 1,000-yard season since 2014. But, with a bigger role in the offense looming, and this being a contract year for Cobb, expect that to change. His versatility as a wide receiver will also greatly benefit him.

Cobb can catch out of the backfield, screens, across the middle, down the seam, and on the outside. Along with going just over a 1,000 yards this season, Cobb should get 80 to 90 catches. Also, Cobb will score just about nine to 10 touchdowns in the Packers 2018 season.

Prediction: 1,000 receiving yards, 9-10 touchdowns