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ESPN says Randall Cobb is the NFC’s most versatile player


How about a little Randall Cobb to go with your royal baby watch? ESPN Insider has started their NFL previews, and Gary Horton recently had a nice piece ranking the NFC’s most versatile players. Number one shouldn’t come as a shock: Randall Cobb. Horton says that Cobb’s versatility makes him “an almost impossible matchup for opposing defenses”:

1. Randall Cobb, WR, Green Bay Packers
He has evolved from a one-dimensional return specialist into a complete offensive player for the Packers. His ability to play multiple roles makes him an almost impossible matchup for opposing defenses. Cobb had a whopping 2,342 all-purpose yards in 2012, and much more is expected this season.

He can line up anywhere at wide receiver but is most effective working out of the slot and can also be very productive when he lines up in the backfield, either as a runner or outlet receiver. We do expect Cobb’s return duties to lessen as the coaches concentrate on getting him creative offensive touches.

I pat myself on the back every day for picking Cobb in my fantasy keeper league his rookie year. WHO’S LAUGHING NOW, NON-KENTUCKY FANS??

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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6 Comments for ESPN says Randall Cobb is the NFC’s most versatile player

  1. Einstein
    11:31 am July 22, 2013 Permalink

    One dimensional . . . wow.

  2. brian
    11:39 am July 22, 2013 Permalink

    When was he ever one dimensional? Obviously they werent familiar with the Legend of Cobb while at UK.

  3. bux
    11:43 am July 22, 2013 Permalink

    Me too! Keeper league with Cobb…any good team name ideas?

  4. MeanJoe
    12:44 pm July 22, 2013 Permalink

    You show ’em Cobb! Kentucky proud!

  5. btowncatfan
    1:08 pm July 22, 2013 Permalink

    1.2. This is ESPN we are talking about. For an all sports entity, sometimes they know very little about sports. Hopefully the new fox sports network will do a better job.

  6. bobolopolis
    9:26 pm July 22, 2013 Permalink

    yeah the one dimensional comment is a joke. Just because coaches didn’t want to put too much pressure or responsibility on a rookie doesn’t make him one dimensional. He had two TD’s his very FIRST nfl game. As a second year player they knew what they had and gave him more responsibility in the offense.