Russ Lande and a team of NFL scouts have a scouting report on Randall Cobb over at The Sporting News. Cobb and his beautiful eyes (no homo) is currently projected as a second round pick, a spot that would make it completely worth breaking our hearts back in Lexington by leaving us.
Current projection: Second-round pick
NFL comparison: Hines Ward, Steelers
Hands: Has excellent hands with the consistent ability to extend his arms to catch the ball. Shows outstanding track and adjust ability to the ball in the air downfield. Has lapses in concentration as a receiver at times. Displays natural skills with the ball in the air as both a punt and kickoff return man. Grade: 7.0
Patterns: Is an outstanding overall route runner from either the slot or outside position. Has the strong build to take a good hit with the agility and balance to keep his feet after initial contact. Shows the route-running skills to work on the outside against off and zone coverage. Grade: 8.0
Run after catch: Has outstanding overall run-after-catch ability and big-play potential for the position at the next level. Displays the strength to break arm tackles in a crowd, as well as the lateral agility to make people miss in space. Has the vision and acceleration to outrun players with angles up the sideline for the big play. Defeats linebackers and safeties in man-to-man coverage quickly after the snap. Has a great combination of quickness and vertical speed to win at all levels as a route-runner. Grade: 8.0
Blocking: Does a great job of blocking back for plays behind him after he has run his route downfield. Is a tough and physical blocker on the perimeter in the run game. Has the quickness to gain position on his defender. Grade: 8.0
Bottom line: Cobb started three years for Kentucky at a variety of positions. He was a Wildcat quarterback, slot and outside receiver, punt returner and kickoff returner. He’ll be a regular wideout at the next level and deserves second-round consideration by a team looking for a slot receiver and return man.