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6. David Cobb- Running Back- Minnesota
Size: 5’11 22lbs
2013 Stats: 237 carries 1,202 yards 7 TDs
2014 Stats: 314 carries 1,626 yards 13 TDs

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Strengths:

  • Patient runner
  • Good balance
  • Nice leg drive
  • Powerful- more than 50% of yards after contact
  • Good speed for size
  • Decisive- doesn’t dance, hits hole with a purpose

Analysis: Cobb is not a well known name in the NFL Draft, but he has the skills to be one of the better backs in this loaded class.  Cobb’s thick frame makes him difficult to bring down- 54% of yards after initial contact.  He will break through arm tackles, and has good speed to outrun some defenders.  With limited usage in college, Cobb still has some tread on his tires.  In the Senior Bowl Cobb was very impressive, busting multiple long runs–showing he can hang with the big boys.

Need to Improve:

  • Not the fastest RB
  • Not many “moves” laterally
  • Pass protection
  • Average hands receiving

Analysis: Cobb’s extraordinary power is impressive, but he will be caught down from behind in foot races.  Cobb won’t make defenders miss is open space (he’ll run you over).  In order to see the field as a rookie, Cobb will have to show an understanding of an NFL playbook, and more importantly protection schemes.

Round Prediction: 3

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