Randall Cobb is “do it all” Percy Harvin Type

April 06, 2011 | Brian Billick

Kentucky’s Randall Cobb has a similar skill-set to Percy Harvin when he was coming out a couple years ago.  in 2010, Cobb broke the SEC single-season record for all-purpose yardage with 2,396 including 1,017 receiving and 424 rushing.  Last season, he scored at least one touchdown as a receiver, running back, quarterback, and returner…accounting for 16 touchdowns overall.

As expected, when watching him on the field, you see an extremely versatile athlete that displays very natal movements on the field.  He catches the ball with ease, extending his arms out fully to catch the ball away from his body and the defender.  He runs crisp routes and adjusts and tracks the ball in the air extremely well.  He shows the skill to play either outside or as a slot receiver, but I think he would be best suited inside.  This way, he can get the ball quickly and use his run after catch ability to make big plays in the passing game.  He has great acceleration in short bursts that make him tough to tackle in the open field.  Outside of his playmaking ability, I really like the fact that he is a tough and willing blocker to help spring his teammates for bigger gains.  He also will be a special teams contributor from day one on the return teams.

With the “wildcat” offense still being prevalent in today’s NFL, this former Kentucky Wildcat will give his future team a ton of versatility and productivity.  Most teams will be looking for him as the fifth best receiver in this draft.