Green Bay Packers Have Star in the Making with Randall Cobb

By Andy Schmidt
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Randall Cobb basically came out of nowhere last season for the Green Bay Packers. He would finish with 80 receptions for 954 yards and eight touchdowns. This season with the departure of Greg Jennings, Cobb could be expected to improve on his stats from a year ago. There is no doubt in my mind that Cobb could find himself finishing with close to 100 catches in 2013.

Cobb will be in his third season in 2013 for Green Bay, and after having just 25 catches in 2011, he showed up in a big way for the 2012 season. The Packers just gave a huge contract extension to Aaron Rodgers, and it looked like his favorite receiver was Cobb by the end of the season. That means a lot going forward for Cobb’s career, and for a player that is still just 22 years old, there is a real chance he could be in Green Bay for the next decade as the top receiver.

Green Bay hasn’t had a running game in years, and while they did draft Eddie Lacy in the second round, the base of the offense is still going to be through the air. I would expect that Cobb will have to fight for some targets with Jordy Nelson and James Jones, but with the amount of times the Packers pass the ball, there will be plenty of chances for him. It could be the beginning of a long and fruitful career for the talented wide receiver that seemed to improve every game last year.

Andy Schmidt is a columnist/writer for RantSports. Follow him on Twitter @ASchmidtSports, like his Facebook page or add him to your network on Google.

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