OK, there are clearly two extremes of opinion about Cobbs. One thinks that he may be one of those pre-season heroes whom fans go overboard for because he looks good against second-rate opposition. The other is that he looks to be a really talented player who has a future in the NFL â the kind of guy weâd love to have on our roster if it wasnât already so deep at running back. Letâs ASSUME that the second is true. If so, how did a guy that good get missed completely? Iâm going to run through some possibilities and end up with questions. 1. Cobbs was injured and split carries Cobbs was the national rushing champion (in 2003). Youâd think that that would get scoutsâ attention. But he missed 2004 and split carries in 2005 with Jamario Thomas (who was also national rushing champion in 2004). Was the perception that Cobbs wasnât the number one back (although he had more carries than Thomas, Thomas was, apparently injured in 2005)? 2. University of North Texas is not respected As far as I could tell from the internet, theyâd played some pretty tough opponents but had done badly, as well as finishing 2-5 in their conference (the âSunbeltâ). What is the reputation of football at the UNT? What sort of a college is it? Seymour93 or our other Texans â can you help? 3. He had dreadful measurables Cobbs is neither particularly tall nor (by the standards of the NFL!) particularly heavy. Whatâs notable though is a 4.7 time for the 40 yards. Thatâs slower than many linebackers. Was that number a complete aberration (did he stop to tie a shoelace?) or is he really so slow relative to other players? 4. Time in school Shmessy started a thread about what a smart kid Cobbs must be as a double major. I donât know about that â no disrespect, but I suppose that the impressive grade point average will depend on the standard of the school. But I wonder if some scouts werenât asking why, if he was really serious about playing professional football, he stayed on longer than he needed to. Itâs one thing not to leave college without graduating, another to stay on longer. 5. A very deep draft A final thought, not personal to Cobbs, is that this may have been a very deep draft with a lot of talented players in the later rounds or not getting drafted at all. We seem to have been pretty happy with Gostkowski/Andrews/OâCallaghan. Perhaps there are other teams out there saying: I canât believe that we got such a good player in the later rounds/as an UDFA. Iâd appreciate information or ideas from anyone. But, please, letâs not make this another âwill/should Cobbs make the 53?â thread.