Photo of David Cobb
Drafted By: Titans
  • Round 5
  • Pick 2
  • Overall 138

Combine Results

5.39 ?
  • 4.81 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 17 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 38.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 121.0 INCH
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Cobb is a bowling ball, downhill runner who fits what Wisenhunt wants to do in his power run scheme. He is tough and physical enough to carry the load and even contribute as a spot starter. --Mark Dulgerian

  • 5'11" Height
  • 31 5/8" Arm Length
  • 229LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/8" Hands


Ran for 69 yards on 11 carries in 2015 Senior Bowl. In 2014, set school single-season record with 1,626 rushing yards, including two games of 200-plus yards (Middle Tennessee State and San Jose State), and selected second-team All-Big Ten. Started final six games of 2013 and played in all 13 games, despite not even being on two-deep depth chart to start season. Surpassed 100-yard mark five times and finished with team-high 1,202 yards rushing. Played in nine games from 2011-2012. Ran for 2,946 yards and 35 touchdowns as three-year starter at Ellison High School (Texas).



Powerful, compact runner with a low center of gravity. Efficient and decisive. Makes defenders miss with slight movement and hand usage. Won't succumb to arm tackles. Gained 54 percent of his yardage after contact from 2013-2014. Patient runner who gets the most from his runs. Has good speed in open field for a back his size. Balance is his friend. Smooth change-of-direction with little wasted motion. Gets low and finishes with leg drive. When he smells the end zone, he wants to eat.


Average improviser. Not a stop-start runner and lacks dynamic qualities. Gets yards on his plate and those that he grinds for after contact. Lacks lateral quickness to bounce runs outside with consistent success in the NFL. Average acceleration through the line of scrimmage, inviting a sea of arms to slow his progress. Fumbled in four of six games in the middle of the 2014 season. Needs more commitment to pass protection. Average hands as a receiver. Needs extended runway to ramp up to top speed.

Draft Projection

Round 4

Sources Tell Us

"I'm hoping we get him. He can step right in and play because he runs tough and he knows how to pass protect. His offensive line was bad too. He's a way shiftier runner than he gets credit for." - AFC running back coach.

NFL Comparison

Stevan Ridley

Bottom Line

Cobb's highlights might bore you, but he's custom-made for physical running teams. Adjusting his style to the speed of the NFL game might take some time, but Cobb's downhill, run-finishing style fits what running games are becoming in the NFL and, in the right scheme, he has a shot to be more than just a complementary back. Cobb will have to do everything he can to make himself quicker in order to avoid becoming nothing more than a grinder.
-Lance Zierlein
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.