The Green Bay Packers have grouped together one of the more dangerous receiving cores in all of football, even despite the off-season losses of Greg Jennings and Donald Driver.
The Packers made the decision to let Jennings go (to the Minnesota Vikings for that matter), but starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers still has plenty of weapons at his disposal — including Jordy Nelson and James Jones. However, the name that is grabbing the most attention these days is Randall Cobb, who has burst onto the scene since being drafted by Green Bay three years ago.
As Cobb prepares for what could be a breakout season in 2013, it’s even more interesting to note that he will only be turning 23 years old this August. That’s right, the Packers could have one of the more elusive wide receivers in the NFL under their belt moving forward. However, before we get ahead of ourselves here, let’s talk about Cobb’s expectations for this upcoming season.
Well, the 5-foot-10 speedster is fresh off a monster year in 2012, catching 80 balls for 954 yards while being targeted on 104 different occasions. Cobb surprised plenty of fans with those numbers a season ago and now his expectations are growing. Looking ahead to 2013 however, can Cobb go for triple-digit receptions?
For starters, he is seemingly the top target in one of the NFL’s most pass-happy offenses, so the answer right now is certainly, yes. Cobb was targeted 104 times a season ago and he could very well be thrown to in that 130-160 range in 2013 (barring injury of course). With that being said, Cobb is elusive in short attempts and he’s efficient in catching the ball.
So, is 100 receptions in 2013 a possibility for Cobb? You better believe it.
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