Cobi Hamilton: 5 Things You Need to Know About the Arkansas WR
Cobi Hamilton was expected to be a huge part of the Arkansas Razorbacks' offense in 2012, and he certainly didn't disappoint.
He recorded a ridiculous 90 receptions for 1,335 yards during his senior season for the Razorbacks.
With a blend of size, speed and strength, Hamilton has the potential to becomes a productive receiver in the NFL.
Here are five things you need to know about the former Arkansas wide receiver.
Full Name: Cobi Hamilton
Birthday: November 13, 1990
Hometown: Texarkana, Texas
High School: Texas High School
Hamilton exploded onto the football scene as a senior in high school. He set a school record for most receiving yards in a season with 1,071. He added 64 receptions and 14 touchdowns during his final year.
Hamilton went to school with former Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett.
It took his entire four years at Arkansas for Cobi Hamilton to make a huge impact, but it finally happened his senior season. In fact, Hamilton had more receptions in his senior season than he did in his first three years combined.
He definitely finished his career at Arkansas on a high note.
All statistics courtesy of sports-reference.com.
Weight: 212 lbs
Arm Length: 32-1/2"
Hand Size: 8-3/4"
40-yard dash: 4.56 seconds
Bench press: 11 reps
Vertical jump: 29.5"
Broad jump: 107"
20-yard shuttle: 4.31 seconds
Pro Day results
40-yard dash: 4.59 seconds
3 cone shuttle: 7.02 seconds
Vertical jump: 27.5"
Hamilton was never really known for his athleticism while at Arkansas, so it is no surprise that he didn't put up stellar numbers at the Combine. However, he still has good size and short-area quickness to be an effective wide receiver.
All Combine results courtesy of NFL.com.
Pro day results courtesy of ArkansasRazorbacks.com.
Cobi Hamilton was a standout receiver at Texas High School in Texarkana, Texas. In fact, he was named the All-Northeast Texas Offensive Player of the Year during his senior season.
However, when Hamilton was a junior in high school, he was actually better at track and field than football. Hamilton finished fourth in 200 meters at the AAU National Junior Olympics with a time of 21.41 seconds.
Hamilton obviously become a much better football player, but that type of speed has to be intriguing to NFL teams.
As the No. 1 target for Tyler Wilson and the Arkansas Razorbacks, Cobi Hamilton didn't disappoint in the slightest. In fact, according to the popular website SaturdayDownSouth.com, Hamilton had a record breaking season for Arkansas:
Cobi Hamilton had a record season at Arkansas with 90 receptions for 1,335 yards - the most in school history.
— Saturday Down South (@SDS) November 26, 2012
Matt Waldman, one of the more respected minds in the scouting community, simply doesn't feel that Hamilton has that high of a ceiling:
However, there are Arkansas' fans out there who truly believe that Hamilton belongs in the conversation with the elite wide receivers in this year's draft:
You can draft Keenan Allen in the 1st Rd or get the same production from Cobi Hamilton in the 4th. Your call.— Scott (@RazorJamon) April 16, 2013