Patrick Cobbs: The Little Guy Who Could

Kyle deManincorCorrespondent IOctober 15, 2008

5'8" and 205 pounds. You wouldn't think this fits the description of an NFL running back. But it does.

His name is Patrick Cobbs. He's the third-string running back for the Miami Dolphins.

Small in stature, but big in heart, Cobbs has made the most of this opportunity. Already used as a returner on special teams, Cobbs has seen his role on offense increase the last couple of weeks.

This was no more evident than in last week's game against Houston. Cobbs caught three passes for 138 yards and two touchdowns.

In the single-wing formation, Cobbs scored on a 53-yard pass from Pennington on a flea-flicker. Later in the game, he went 80 yards for a score on a simple screen pass. His speed and agility make him a tough matchup for opposing defenses. Not to mention, all eyes are on Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams.

What's even more impressive is that Cobbs has already made it into the Dolphins record book. He became the first Miami running back in 33 years to catch two touchdowns in one game. Not bad for a guy who was undrafted out of college.

As long as the Wildcat continues to thrive, Cobbs' stock will rise, and teams will have to take notice of the little guy who could.