2015 NFL Draft Scouting Report: David Cobb
David Cobb Player Profile
April 8, 2015
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School: Minnesota Golden Gophers
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Position: Running Back
Career Stats: 562 rushing attempts, 2,893 rushing yards and 20 rushing touchdowns.
Strengths: David Cobb is one of the top old school runners you’re going to find in the draft, as he doesn’t waste much motion and majority of his runs are 100 percent north and south. Cobb has solid field vision and explodes through the hole despite lacking great speed. Cobb has improved as a receiver, as he racked up 33 of his 34 career receptions in his last two seasons. Cobb des a great job of keeping his feet moving and doesn’t go down with arm tackles very often. David Cobb is an elite red-zone runner, as there’s not many times he will be denied once the offense gets inside the five-yard line.
Weaknesses: David Cobb doesn’t have great top end speed (4.81 40-time at the NFL combine) and isn’t quick enough to bounce runs to the outside in the next level. Cobb also had turnover issues last season. Cobb will have to improve in the run blocking department if he hopes to be an every-down back.
Projection: David Cobb was one of my favorite running backs in the country last season, as he really put Minnesota on his back and had them competing for a Big Ten title until the final week of the season. Cobb can be very successful in the next level because he works hard and doesn’t spend much time dancing in the backfield. I learned a while ago to not doubt Cobb’s ability. I’d take Cobb as early as the third round if I’m looking for a running back, and he will be productive when given the chance.