The two elites in this year's draft class -- AJ Green and Julio Jones -- are well known. And the second tier of receivers usually consists of -- in any particular order depending on the scout and the team -- Jonathan Baldwin, Torrey Smith, Leonard Hankerson, and Titus Young. But as more and more game tape is pored over, we're starting to see some newcomers creeping up into the second-round receiver discussion.
One of the risers is Kentucky WR Randall Cobb, who has already been mocked to the Rams by Todd McShay (perhaps after reading it here on New Era Scouting's 7-round mock).
holy crap...latest mock draft has Randall Cobb going to the Rams. Fav Cat of all time playing for my fav NFL team.
An example of a player whose profile has been buried by his team's poor performance, Cobb was one of the few bright spots on a 6-7 Kentucky team. Cobb brings a skillset wholly different from any of the other receivers in these upper rounds -- think of a poor man's Percy Harvin in powder blue who can run the ball from a shotgun set, play QB, or just go downfield and make secondaries look foolish after the catch. (Check out the catch and run through traffic starting at 0:50 of this reel.)
Video: Cobb's 2010 highlight reel