Scouting Randall Cobb

December 20th, 2014

A possible Bucs target?

Not everyone knows about the Packers’ other stud receiver, Randall Cobb, who should be a handful for the Bucs on Sunday.

The 24-year-old speedster has 76 catches for 1,076 yards and 10 touchdowns. He’ll be a free agent in a matter of weeks and reports out of Green Bay say contract talks have stalled.

Nearly all Bucs and NFL fans are well aware of Packers receiver Jordy Nelson, Aaron Rodgers’ favorite target, who has a smaller contract than Vincent Jackson by the way.

Cobb, the last pick in the second-round of the 2011 draft, (man Ted Thompson is a genius) isn’t just a great player. He was named a Packers captain for the 2014 playoffs. That’s quite an honor on a team loaded with veteran leaders.

That captaincy really stood out to Joe, and got Joe thinking about the Bucs targeting a guy like Cobb in free agency, if the Packers decide they can’t/won’t pay two wide receivers huge bucks.

Joe’s really going to have his eye on Cobb on Sunday. Hopefully, Cobb will be running seen in front of Bucs defensive backs, not behind them.

23 Responses to “Scouting Randall Cobb”

  1. Rob Says:

    And he’d probably be available for the type of money the Broncos signed Emanuel Sanders for.

  2. DB55 Says:

    Logan Mankins 2.0

  3. BlakeJohnson Says:

    DB55 what do you mean by that? I think Cobb would be an amazing addition to our offense. With him in the slot, ME13 and Vjax on the outside, we would have an unstoppable receiving corps. Every offense benefits from having a burner that can take the top off a defense. And for the right price Randall Cobb could certainly fill that role.

  4. gatrbuc17 Says:

    Loved the kid at KU. Knew he would make it in the NFL

  5. cmurda Says:

    That would be amazing. I can’t fathom drafting a QB and having the likes of Evans and Randall Cobb and hopefully V-Jax. It would be a QB’s dream. However, playing behind this O-Line is probably a QB’s nightmare right now. Speaking of Qbs, word is Tennessee might acquire Cutler. If so, that may leave our pick of the litter for Qb if we go that route.

  6. OB Says:

    If we got him, with VJax, ME13, and ASJ, plus the winner of the Rose Bowl, we could find an offensive line with an offensive coach and the RBs we have.

    What a dream for a Happy New Year.

  7. Patrick in VA Says:

    @cmurda – it also lessens our bargaining power, should we get the #1 pick. The fewer teams at the top that are qb needy, the less teams need to skip over them to get a QB in this draft

  8. DB55 Says:

    idk, Makins went from playing with Brady to here and now hates life, I’m sure cobb would feel the same way. Takes away all the fun, now you’re just playing for a check. Plus, with no one to throw him the ball it would get frustrating.

    Would he be our 1,2 or 3? If 3, I’d go to a contender than a last place team. I think the pats and colt could use another recvr. If 2, then does Vjax get cut or re-nego? Vjax would prob re-nego and play the 3, argh that’s crazy.

    Pipe dreams? Idk, in our current state of affairs I’d say we could turn 20 ounce Pittsburgh char aged porterhouse steak into a turd sandwich. #golovieyourethebest #realfans

  9. Architek Says:

    No because we always get people leftovers – time to draft better and develop our own talent!

    Oh I forgot Lovie is in charge – nevermind.

  10. Patrick in VA Says:

    @architek – so, you’re fine with not addressing the areas we need to get better in until we do it in the draft? We only have so many draft picks and there aren’t a lot of difference makers in the later rounds. We may find some, but if we’re foregoing free agency altogether then there are still going to be lots of holes. I don’t like free agency either but it’s a necessary evil for the next few years

  11. biff barker Says:

    If winning is important, would any top flight player in their right mind want to play here?

    Unless it’s a pure money grab….

  12. Kevin Says:

    If Cobb, in some bizarro universe, came here it would likely mean we’ve moved on from VJAX. Besides, Ted Thompson’s sloppy-seconds haven’t exactly panned out for us in the past.

  13. Connor Says:

    Sorry but they need to just $&#$*ng keep Jackson. I really would love it if a great player could stay in a Bucs jersey for more than 2-3 years. Can there be some kind of consistency for once?

    Now if we’re looking to add him as a #3 receiver…..fine! But don’t cut Jackson for Cobb just to save a few bucks!

  14. theodore Says:

    Favre and Rodgers and Elway and Manning and Brady have made plenty of WRs suck on other teams. Don’t fall for it, Joe.

  15. cmurda Says:


    There’s truth to that but I see a team like the Jets definitely interested. They will be desperate for a QB. If they determine that they address that through the draft, they would have to be worried about us or another team taking their guy. Sure, if I got a sweet trade deal like Fischer got in St Louis, I would jump on it but I see this more as us selecting our guy. Rumor has us interested in Marriota .. Of course, I believe nothing of what I hear. I’m very interested to see how the game between FSU and Oregon plays out. Either of these guys would be better that what we have however I’m wondering if either are worth the 1st pick or 2nd pick of the draft. There’s an outside shot one of them would be available in round 2. If we lose the last 2 would Tennessee or us end up with the 1st overall?

  16. DB55 Says:


    I think we get first bc of sos if we lose out.

  17. Patrick in VA Says:

    @cmurda – From what I understand, if we lose out then the 1st pick is ours.

    I would be fine with getting one of those QB’s (not my first choice but I understand the circumstances) if the team’s scouting report said that they want to hitch their wagons to one of these guys. What I don’t want is for us to draft one of them at #1 because the trade market is so bad that we can’t get value out of moving the pick and we’re stuck with one of them.

  18. Kevin Schmidt Says:

    This would be a good move, assuming our QB has more than a half of a second to get rid of the ball. And our running game can get 4-5 yards a carry. Then hell yeah I’d love to see a guy like cobb come and handle return duties as well. But until the line get’s fixed we are screwed. No chance of having any success without some kind of blocking. Then play calling.

  19. "TheKevin" Says:

    Lol he’s the captain for the playoffs.
    Does anyone really believe they will let him walk?

  20. cmurda Says:


    Yes, I do. If they can’t afford him thanks to Jordy, A Rod etc. This wouldn’t be the first time they let a stud go. The Pack and Pats have such great coaching and scouting, they believe in the system and can replace a Randall Cobb. It’s still a long-shot but it’s still worth the discussion. What else do we have to talk about? The draft and pipe dreams. That’s about it.

    Thanks DB55 and Patrick. I thought I heard that but wasn’t sure.

  21. MTM Says:

    Lovie must find a legitimate offensive coordinator, draft Mariotta before any real FA’s will sign on with the Bucs. The Bucs currently attract money grab FA’s that aren’t concerned with winning.

  22. Matt Says:

    We would have too much cap tied up on offense if we signed Cobb. Herron will be fine once weget a real o-coordinator in here. Let’s just sign 2nd tier FAs to fill holes and unload some of our over priced vets for late draft picks and maneuver around in the draft and draft 4-5 players in rounds 2-5.

    We need an influx of wholesale talent on our roster. Let’s go ahead and grab a QB and focus on rebuilding the trenches. Im sick and tired of us addreasing it in UDFAs and free agency. We really miss Zuttahs versatility but we can filk that need with Cameron Erving from fsu in the 2nd rnd. I think Collins is better suited at guard. I hope we can resign Dotson for 4-5yrs for 5-6m/.

  23. bucs4lyfe Says:

    First of all there’s no free agent that’ll go to catching passes from Rodgers to mccown unless you throw crazy money at him first and secondly I don’t trust the free agent evaluation and I hope the glazera boys close the books and make them draft, in tired of depending on other teams players go draft some damn players and with all the money we wasted last year that’s the likely scenario