When the Packers drafted Randall Cobb in the second round of the 2011 draft, many viewed his selection as the steal of the draft.
An dynamic athlete capable of playing a variety of positions, Cobb has not disappointed since he first took the field against the Saints in Week 1 of the 2011 season.
It was during that game that the league got their first taste of the incredible talent Cobb is, when he returned a kickoff 108 yards during his first NFL game.
That was just the beginning of what would be an outstanding rookie campaign for Cobb. Finishing with 375 receiving yards to go along with 1,236 return yards and 2 return touchdowns, Cobb was the newest piece of the puzzle that makes the Packers offense go.
In 2012, Cobb took his talents to another level.
Cobb emerged as Aaron Rodgers’ favorite target during 2012, ending with 80 receptions for 954 yards and 8 receiving touchdowns. Add another 1,256 return yards (including one punt return for a touchdown) and 132 rushing yards as a bonus, Cobb set the Packers single season yardage record, breaking the record formerly held by Ahman Green, with an amazing 2,342 yards in 2012.
All this from a player entering just his third season in the NFL.
Packers Talk Radio Network partner PackerPedia wrote about the “Third Year Rule” that generally applies to Wide Receivers in their most recent article. It discusses former Packers wide receivers who made a substantial jump in year three.
Cobb has already shown what type of a threat he can be on the field in his first two seasons. If he is capable of making a substantial jump in his game in 2013, there is no telling how many records this electrifying lightning of a player could break.
His quest for the Year 3 jump begins next week.
Until then, please enjoy these highlights from Cobb’s outstanding 2012 season:
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