Randall Cobb is all the rage right now in Wisconsin. For those who weren’t familiar with him before Thursday night’s Kickoff game, the rookie receiver introduced himself with an NFL-record-tying 108-yard kickoff return and a 32-yard reception, both for touchdowns, in the Packers’ 42-34 victory over the Saints.
Cobb, a second-round draft pick who once played quarterback at Kentucky, has this in common with the rest of his receiving brethren in Green Bay — he was passed over by every NFL team in the draft at least once. The Packers boast one of the strongest receiving corps in the league, but there isn’t a first-round pick among them. Greg Jennings (second round), Donald Driver (seventh round), Jordy Nelson (second round) and James Jones (third round), like Cobb, had to wait to be picked, and he says that keeps the group hungry.
“As a group, we want to be the best; we want to be known as the best,” Cobb told “Around the League” host Paul Burmeister on Monday. “We go out to practice every day and we’re trying to get better; we’re pushing each other, we’re motivating each other, and if somebody is slacking, we let them know. I think that’s really something about our group is we don’t care who is getting the success as long as everybody in the room is doing their best and doing what they can to help everybody else out.”