2013 Green Bay Packers Training Camp Player to Watch: Randall Cobb

By Ryan Heckman
Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports

The Green Bay Packers offense is going to be missing a couple of integral parts in 2013. Two wideouts that have been crucially important to the team’s success are now gone, and it will be time for somebody to step up and fill those shoes.

With the retirement of Donald Driver in the rear view and Greg Jennings landing with the Minnesota Vikings, quarterback Aaron Rodgers is left with Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb as his two primary targets.

The good news for Packer fans is that Rodgers is still under center and I believe that no matter who he’s throwing to, Green Bay will be just fine. Luckily for the team, Nelson and Cobb are more than formidable and they bring two completely different aspects to the field.

Cobb, specifically, will be a blast to watch at training camp now that he is the distinguished number two wide receiver. Last season as more of a third option, Cobb still managed to catch 80 passes for 954 yards and eight touchdowns. In 2013, he could find himself blowing up.

The success of the former Kentucky quarterback will start on the practice field as he is depended on more than ever this summer. In camp, he will already be looked upon as a tenured veteran in the receiving core and will have to establish himself as a leader within the group along with Nelson.

Cobb has the speed and athleticism to be a real threat to the rest of the NFL. No matter where he lines up, he gives defenses big time problems. He’s a guy that they can use in the wildcat, line up in the backfield or throw him in the slot. His versatility makes the Packers’ offense incredibly unpredictable.

This year’s training camp will be different than the ones in most recent years, but Cobb is out to make sure that the offense doesn’t miss a beat. The 22 year-old still has only scratched the surface of his potential and if he can continue to work hard through camp, his ceiling in 2013 is out of this world.

Ryan Heckman is a Senior Writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter  @ryanmheckman, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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