As we count down the days to training camp, Around the League will examine one player from every team set for a breakout campaign in 2012. Next up: The Green Bay Packers
Cobb's three games with his most offensive snaps came in a row from Weeks 14-16, according to ProFootballFocus. It's hard not to notice Cobb's efficiency. He caught all 11 passes thrown at him for 158 yards in his final four games of the year, including the playoffs. For the season, Cobb caught over 80 percent of his targets. That was the highest number in the league for receivers with more than 15 catches.
Like a lot of return men, Cobb played mostly out of the slot. (He had his way with Javier Arenas against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 15.) But the Packers also got him involved on the outside in some two and three-wide receiver sets. Cobb sometimes struggles to get off the line of scrimmage because of his size, but he creates space with his quickness and sharp cuts. When Cobb gets the ball in space, he makes people miss.
Cobb can run the ball. (Heck, he can throw the ball well as a part-time college quarterback at Kentucky.) He can line up all over the field. He can turn a five-yard pass into an 80-yard touchdown. Cobb brings skills to the table that Donald Driver and James Jones simply can't offer.