Packers pick up Wildcat star

KSR Recruiting Analyst
Posted Apr 30, 2011


Randall Cobb was one of a couple dozen prospects invited to Radio City Music Hall for the NFL Draft this season. But the Big Blue Nation held its collective breath until the final pick of the second round before hearing his name called.

Randall Cobb was one of a couple dozen prospects invited to Radio City Music Hall for the NFL Draft this season. But the Big Blue Nation held its collective breath until the final pick of the second round before hearing his name called.

While Cobb is a part of the beginning stages of tradition building at Kentucky, he was drafted by an organization with tradition written all over it.

The Green Bay Packers selected Randall Cobb with the 64th pick in the NFL Draft yesterday evening.

The Super Bowl Champs will add the 5-foot-10, 191-pound receiver to an already impressive receiving corps.

“That’s jut what Aaron Rodgers needs; another weapon,” said former Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Jon Gruden. “This guy’s a wildcat (offense) quarterback. He is an exceptional punt returner. I think he’s a natural kickoff and return man – as good as there is in this draft,” Gruden continued.

ESPN NFL Draft guru Mel Kiper also chimed in on Cobb’s talents.

“I think he was one of the MVPs of college football. He did it all. He was a one man show in a lot of those games. When you talk about versatility, he may be one of the most versatile players to come into the NFL in years,” said Kiper.

Cobb will join his former Kentucky teammate Tim Masthay who is the Packers’ first string punter.


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