I think everyone was impressed with what they saw on Thursday night from the Titans fifth-round pick in the NFL draft out of Minnesota. Albeit, David Cobb ran behind the second-team offensive line against the Falcons second and third teamers, but he got the job done.
So much so that head coach Ken Whisenhunt has rewarded him with some first team snaps this week.
Cobb didn’t get on the field until the third quarter against the Falcons, but led the team in rushing with 53 yards on 11 carries for a 4.8 yard average. That’s NFL calibur.
Bishop Sankey was up against the first-team defense and averaged only 1.9 yards per carry, but the Falcons were dead last in run defense in 2014.
Whisenhunt said that Sankey’s effort was not helped out by the offensive line, but although Sankey looked good in camp, once again it did not manifest itself in a game.
NFL Media’s Daniel Jeremiah raved about Cobb over the summer, calling him a “sneaky Rookie of the Year candidate,” and saying: “I’m a big fan of David Cobb. He’s a really good player, just a hard runner and I think his game translates very well to the next level.”
Not long after the draft, it was Whisenhunt who gushed over Cobb’s “impressive” tape by calling him a “three-down back.” Dexter McCluster is a logical fit to see passing-down snaps, but Cobb has the tools to take on a full workload.
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