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 weâ€™d love to have on our roster if it wasnâ€™t already so deep at running back. Letâ€™s ASSUME that the second is true. If so, how did a guy that good get missed completely? Iâ€™m 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). Youâ€™d 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 wasnâ€™t 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, theyâ€™d played some pretty tough opponents but had done badly, as well as finishing 2-5 in their conference (the â€śSunbeltâ€ť). 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. Whatâ€™s notable though is a 4.7 time for the 40 yards. Thatâ€™s 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 donâ€™t 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 werenâ€™t asking why, if he was really serious about playing professional football, he stayed on longer than he needed to. Itâ€™s 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/Oâ€™Callaghan. Perhaps there are other teams out there saying: I canâ€™t believe that we got such a good player in the later rounds/as an UDFA. Iâ€™d appreciate information or ideas from anyone. But, please, letâ€™s not make this another â€świll/should Cobbs make the 53?â€ť thread.