Green Bay Packers: 50 greatest players in franchise history

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Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers
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Greatest players in Green Bay Packers history: 49. Randall Cobb

With several outstanding quarterbacks over the years, you better believe that the Packers have had their handful of great receivers as well. The first Packer wideout we will touch on is Randall Cobb. Cobb has spent his entire seven-year NFL career out of Kentucky with The Pack since Green Bay drafted him at the end of the second round in the 2011 NFL Draft.

In college, Cobb was a standout for Big Blue Nation, earning first-team All-American nods in 2010. While he has never been anything close to the best receiver in football, Cobb has proven to be one of the best No. 2 receiving options in the league for the last half decade. To date, Cobb has accumulated 432 catches for 5,141 yards and 39 touchdowns.

Cobb’s best season came in 2014 when he set career highs in receptions (91), receiving yards (1,287) and touchdown receptions (12). This was Cobb’s only trip to the Pro Bowl to date. Though that could prove to be a career year for the guy, there is reason to believe he will climb up this list. Cobb is only 27 years old and still has Aaron Rodgers firing him the pigskin. Maybe he is the beneficiary of more targets this year now that Jordy Nelson plays for the Oakland Raiders?

Regardless, the Packers did make a solid selection with the No. 64 overall pick at the end of the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Cobb may never be the breakout player he was back at Kentucky, but he is certainly good enough to help this team get back to the Super Bowl. Keep in mind that his rookie season was the year after the Super Bowl XV championship over Pittsburgh in Arlington.