Minnesota running back David Cobb is turning heads at the Senior Bowl this week in Alabama. Cobb started all 13 games for the Gophers rushed 314 times (single-season record) for 1,626 yards (single-season record) and 13 touchdowns (tied for third most in a season). He had seven 100-yard rushing games (tied for second most in a single season) and caught 16 passes for 162 yards. He also completed one pass for 9 yards and was named All-Big Ten Second Team by the coaches and media. Cobb received the team's Bronko Nagurski Award (team most valuable player) and Bruce Smith Award (outstanding offensive player) and was also named the Bob McNamara Offensive Back of the Year.
Here's what people are saying about Minnesota's power back.
David Cobb all smiles after winning the weigh in (229lbs) and putting together a solid first day of practice pic.twitter.com/SqVH7s9slc-- Luke Inman (@Luke_Spinman) January 20, 2015
David Cobb is a tough dude; 5-10, 225+ would be excellent backup for Bell. And he can block.-- TheMantheMytheLegend (@Steel_Legends) January 20, 2015
North practice stand outs: RB David Cobb (MN), WR Jamison Crowder (Duke), DT Carl Davis (Iowa), LB Mike Hull (PSU), CB Steven Nelson (OSU).-- Matt Bowen (@MattBowen41) January 20, 2015
Cobb a draft crush of many, including myself MT @Eric_Edholm David Cobb looks natural running routes. Pretty angle rt to smoke Texas' Hicks.-- Nick Klopsis (@NickKlopsis) January 20, 2015
1 of my favorite RBs here, David Cobb is in great shape. A thick torso with stout build. Strong lower body as well.-- Cecil Lammey (@CecilLammey) January 20, 2015
U. of Minnesota RB David Cobb is a friggin' bowling ball. Checked into the Senior Bowl at 5'11 and 229 lbs. 314-1626-13 this past season.-- DraftSharks (@DraftSharks) January 20, 2015
David Cobb is going to be a solid NFL running back.-- Buffalo Sports Guy (@716SportsGuy) January 20, 2015
David Cobb a solid 229, looks lighter-- Jeff Risdon (@JeffRisdon) January 20, 2015
David Cobb basically a computer printout of what I would like in a power back from a size/skillset standpoint.-- Ryan Booher (@bootang25) January 20, 2015
At Senior Bowl, Minnesota's David Cobb trying to show he can be do-it-all running back: If the Saints decline ... http://t.co/aven2hlPZj-- A'Destin Mahdi (@Operation2Dat) January 21, 2015