2012 Recap: Randall Cobb was one of my breakout stars in 2012, but somehow I didn’t end up with him on any of my teams. Nice. Once Greg Jennings went down and Cobb was inserted into the starting lineup did he really take off and show his Percy Harvin-like skill set off. Cobb started only eight of 15 games, but finished with 80/954/8 on 104 targets for a 76.9% catch rate. Cobb also adding 10 carries for 132 yards to finish 18th among WRs at 10.4 FPG. Amazingly enough he has room to grow in this offense as he only played 57.6% of the Packers’ offensive snaps in 2012. Cobb’s had an awesome 76.9% catch rate that ranked him 1st out of all the WRs with 100+ targets last season (37).
What’s Changed: Cobb’s ability allowed the Packers to let Jennings take a walk and Cobb’s role will definitely increase substantially. As stated above he only played in 57.6% of the offensive snaps in 2012. Aaron Rodgers was sacked a league-high 51 times last season behind a sh*ty offensive line that may not show much improvement this season. The only additions to the line being 2013 4th-round picks David Bakhtiari and J.C. Tretter, so the quick passing game may be in full effect this season.
Outlook: I love Cobb this season and since all great minds think alike, both Aaron Rodgers and I think Cobb will hit 100 receptions this season. The Packers have one of the deadliest pass attacks in the NFL, despite the issues with the offensive line. Mike McCarthy will offset this by lining up Cobb all over the place and take full advantage of the skill set that he has. Hopefully he will get more chances in the red zone (only 8 red- zone and 2 goal-line targets last year) this season, but there is no doubt he is a rare talent that will be PPR gold.
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