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Randall Cobb Comfortable and Impressive in Packers Preseason Debut

J FCorrespondent IAugust 13, 2011

The Green Bay Packers' most hyped rookie receiver Randall Cobb worked the slot beautifully against the Browns in Cleveland on Saturday night.

His route-running was a bit rusty on his first reception, but he still made an impressive grab with little separation from the defense for a 13-yard gain early on.

Cobb ran mostly with the second team in the second quarter and was a key contributor as Matt Flynn led the Pack on an 89-yard touchdown drive in a two minute drill at the end of the half.

He displayed confidence and play-making ability as he collected two passes of 19 and 28 yards on the drive, picking up solid yards after the catch.

The rookie appeared very comfortable and seemed to know what he was doing at all times as he led his new team in receiving with three receptions for 60 yards. He was also used in special teams, as expected, returning two kicks for 29 yards and fielding a punt for no gain.

It may only be preseason football, but the Packers should be very pleased with Cobb's performance as they look to add another explosive receiver to Aaron Rodgers' already-loaded arsenal.

My high school basketball coach used to say, "One scrimmage means nothing," and he was right. However, Randall Cobb made a superb first impression and all signs point to him fitting in wonderfully in Green Bay's offense.

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