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Randall Cobb: Winning awards and winning the combine

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This is a big weekend for Randall Cobb, as he’s being measured against the best of the best at the NFL Combine. It’s also a big weekend as Cobb was named the Southeast’s Special Teams Player of the Year by the Atlanta Touchdown Club. While there’s no word on why the club chooses to hand out its awards almost two months after the completion of the season, it seems to be quite an honor nonetheless. Cobb joins Derek Abney as a Wildcat winner of the special teams award, and several other Kentucky standouts, like Tim Couch and Babe Pirilli, who won awards from the club for other positions.

Meanwhile, at the combine, Cobb made good on his efforts to improve his 40-yard-dash time, shaving a tenth of a second off of last year’s pro day to clock in at 4.45, according to @ChipCosby. That’s a very respectable time, especially for someone who isn’t necessarily considered a burner, and apparently was good for fourth-best out of the receiver group. More importantly than the time he ran, though, is who he beat out, and who he beat out is the top WR in the draft, Georgia’s AJ Green:

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Big ups to Cobb for bringing it at the combine and we’ll hopefully get some reports on Derrick Locke when he does his thing later in the day.

Article written by Hunter Campbell

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20 Comments for Randall Cobb: Winning awards and winning the combine



  1. GeezerJock
    11:37 am February 27, 2011 Permalink

    Cobb…Cobb….Come back….please !



  2. Cats100222000
    11:41 am February 27, 2011 Permalink

    Go get em Randall!!



  3. mocha
    11:42 am February 27, 2011 Permalink

    Get em randall.



  4. Mr Schwump
    11:45 am February 27, 2011 Permalink

    1, come back? He’s long gone. Only snowball’s chance he’d have is if the NFL folded. Think that’ll happen?



  5. ShagOnSports
    11:45 am February 27, 2011 Permalink

    He ran a 4.45 forty… The NFL Network guys said afterward he is the best value in draft because he can play four positions… Said he will be a 2nd rounder… They were showing a clip and you did not get to see his live run but they said “we have to show a replay of this guy because he runs it the way you are supposed to”…



  6. Blueburg
    11:58 am February 27, 2011 Permalink

    Way to go Randall! You make Big Blue Nation proud!



  7. PPat2theRafters
    12:12 pm February 27, 2011 Permalink

    Just imagine if we had a QB who could hit him in stride. Go Randal baby Go.



  8. RidgeRunner
    12:27 pm February 27, 2011 Permalink

    7..I would have been happy to see him more in the offensive plays –in order for any QB we got to try and hit him in stride (as UGA did with Green).



  9. Noooooooooooooooo
    12:51 pm February 27, 2011 Permalink

    Cobb is setting himself up for a disaster. A faster 40 time, means more attractive and draftable for Al Davis. He doesn’t want to land himself a spot in the NFL hellhole called Oakland.



  10. rockatao
    1:27 pm February 27, 2011 Permalink

    Parilli



  11. Herm Edwards
    1:56 pm February 27, 2011 Permalink

    damn that’s a lot faster than I thought he would be.



  12. Bonkrshr
    2:08 pm February 27, 2011 Permalink

    Anybody know how Locke did?



  13. Jason
    2:30 pm February 27, 2011 Permalink

    #12. 4.53 first attempt



  14. America
    2:30 pm February 27, 2011 Permalink

    Locke ran a 4.51 just finished actually



  15. Laredo_boyz
    2:36 pm February 27, 2011 Permalink

    #14, Locke ran a 4.53 on his first attempt. Cobb getting a lot of love, but Locke isn’t hearing a great deal of praise. http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/derrick-locke?id=2495305#tabs:tab-analysis



  16. bigbluecatfan
    8:52 pm February 27, 2011 Permalink

    Can’t believe Locke ran so slow after running a supposedly 4.28 at UK’s pro day last year or year before. What was that all smoke? He must have slowed down a lot since then.



  17. dvorak
    10:36 am February 28, 2011 Permalink

    Injecting a little perspective into the understandably biased applause surrounding R. Cobb besting A.J. Green in the 40 by .03 seconds……Green is nearly 6’4″ tall and Cobb is about 5’10” 1/2….honestly, that is a really big difference at that position-and an important distinction. Honestly, I think that Cobb has a chance to be a very productive player at the next level. However, the fact that Green runs that fast at that height and size is the reason why he’s top 5.



  18. clevengerlikesboys
    10:42 am February 28, 2011 Permalink

    way to go guy!



  19. JEREMY
    12:29 pm February 28, 2011 Permalink

    WOW! Go Randall, wish nothing but the best for him.. He will prove all doubters wrong when he gets to the NFL. Just hope its on a good team, with a good chance for him to prove himself! Cause he is someone anybody would want to hav on their team… I hav a feeln he is gonna be a star! GO Randall! GO CATS!!!



  20. John Ortuwer
    5:12 am March 1, 2011 Permalink

    Interesting information as presented in an interesting way – I hope that you will frequently update your blog.