UK football: Top 5 NFL Draft picks from the past 20 years

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GREEN BAY, WI – DECEMBER 28: Wide receiver Randall Cobb
GREEN BAY, WI – DECEMBER 28: Wide receiver Randall Cobb /

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Was there any doubt that Randall Cobb would come in at No. 1? The very first time he touched the ball as a professional, he scored a touchdown. Cobb is one of the most recognizable players to ever lace ’em up for the UK football program.

Randall Cobb was Mr. Do Everything for Kentucky during his three seasons in Lexington. Cobb recorded 11 touchdowns as a freshman. He had two passing, two receiving and seven rushing. Cobb played under center when UK ran the “Wildcat” formation. For his career at UK, Cobb had 41 total touchdowns (1 return, 5 passing, 13 receiving and 22 rushing).

As a second-round pick in 2011, Randall Cobb made an immediate impact for the Green Bay Packers. Cobb has make-you-miss ability, which is coveted in the NFL today. On opening night in 2011, Cobb caught a 32-yard touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers for his first NFL touchdown. Cobb followed that up with a 108-yard kickoff return in the third quarter of that game.

Randall Cobb was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2014 after recording 91 catches for 1,287 yards and 12 touchdowns. For his career, Cobb has 432 catches and 39 touchdowns. He’s beloved by the fans in Green Bay, and also by the BBN faithful.