After having a solid rookie season with the Green Bay Packers last season as a 4th/5th WR and primary return man, Randall Cobb is now looking to take the next step and get onto the field more and earn more snaps at receiver after being limited to only 25 catches for 375 yards. Cobb has already had an impact during the preseason, as he managed to lead the Packers in receiving with four receptions for 58 yards in their first game against the Chargers as he ran with the first and second-team offense.
ESPN’s Gary Horbert has already picked Cobb as his #1 breakout player entering the 2012 season:
He was a dynamic return specialist as a rookie and showed a lot of explosiveness in the open field. He caught 25 passes in 2011, and his quickness and yards-after-catch ability are off the charts. But more importantly for a young player, he had few drops. With so many weapons in this spread passing game, it will be tough to give Cobb any more than single coverage from the opposition’s third- or fourth-best corner.