The Green Bay Packers selected Kentucky wide receiver and return specialist Randall Cobb. Cobb served as the Wildcats punt and kickoff returner, as well as their holder on field goals. Kentucky also ran Cobb out of the Wildcat formation to get him more touches in games.
In 35 career games at Kentucky, Cobb accumulated 4,674 all-purpose yards and ranks fourth all-time at the school in that category. In 2010, Cobb set the Southeastern Conference season record for all-purpose yards with 2,396, breaking the previous mark of 2,310 yards by Darren McFadden of Arkansas in 2007.
As a receiver, Cobb ranks 8th all-time at Kentucky with 1,483 yards and ninth with 126 receptions. He also rushed for 1,265 yards on 220 carries, breaking Mark Higgs’ school record by averaging 5.75 yards per carry in his career.
Cobb started 31 of 35 games at Kentucky with 27 starts at wide receiver and four at quarterback. He caught 144 passes for 1,661 yards (11.53 avg.) and 13 touchdowns, carried 228 times for 1,313 yards (5.76 avg.) and 22 TD’s. Cobb returned 63 punts for 619 yards (9.82 avg.) and two touchdowns and 44 kickoffs for 1,081 yards (24.57 avg.).
The Packers now have two offensive players under their belts in the 2011 draft. They selected tackle Derek Sherrod out of Mississippi State with their top pick on day 1 of the draft yesterday. Still to come tonight, the Packers have one more selection, the final pick of round #3, then will have six choices on Saturday.