ESPN: Surprise Offseason Standout (NFCE only)

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  1. viman96

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    WR Randall Cobb


    Normally a player with Cobb's résumé -- 470 catches for 5,524 yards and 41 touchdowns during his career -- would not be considered for a category like this. But injuries limited him to only nine games and 38 catches for Green Bay in 2018, and it was hard to know what the Cowboys were getting in the veteran receiver. If the offseason work is any indication, they have found a replacement for Cole Beasley. Cobb's versatility can expand the offense for others, such as Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup. Cobb looked quick in and out of his breaks and fast enough to make plays down the field. Will he put up the 1,287 yards he had in 2014? No, but he gives Dak Prescott a security blanket in the slot who can turn a small gain into a big one. -- Todd Archer

    https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/26943229/the-surprise-offseason-standout-all-32-teams#dal
     
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    New York Giants
    Darius Slayton

    The fifth-round pick's first impression was downright scary. He had the yips on the first day of rookie minicamp, dropping five passes. But he did more than bounce back. He impressed greatly, especially with his ability to get open and make plays downfield. It seemed as if Slayton was catching a deep ball every day when practicing with the veterans. It prompted coach Pat Shurmur to call Slayton the "most improved" player he saw this spring. Slayton has a chance to make an impact this season. The Giants are looking for a down-the-field threat to complement Sterling Shepard and Golden Tate. -- Jordan Raanan
     
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    Philadelphia Eagles
    Marken Michel

    The brother of Patriots RB Sony Michel, Marken, a former CFL player, has managed to snag some spotlight in a talent-rich environment by coming up with a handful of impressive downfield catches. He has gotten some work with the first team and has had pretty good chemistry with quarterback Carson Wentz. It'll be an uphill climb for Michel with the likes of DeSean Jackson, Alshon Jeffery, Nelson Agholor and JJ Arcega-Whiteside leading a deep receivers group, but he's putting his best foot forward heading into training camp. -- Tim McManus

     
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    Washington Redskins
    Jimmy Moreland

    Moreland intercepted five passes during spring workouts, a result that stems from his instincts and knowing where to be and when. Moreland, a seventh-round pick in April, will be a player to watch this summer as a slot corner. He's quick and tough but will have to show he can handle all the responsibilities in the slot -- including playing the run. There's a lot to learn. For now he's someone who should make the roster and could develop into a solid starter at some point. But for a late-round pick from a smaller school (James Madison), he's off to a terrific start. -- John Keim
     
  5. glimmerman

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    Let someone else get a lot of work at slot this offseason. If Cobb gets injured I want another viable slot guy..
     
  6. Tangle_Foot

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    Randall Cobb was definitely a good pick up, just looking at this offense with Cooper, Cobb, Gallup, Witten, Elliott, Pollard and the return of Fred beard, one could say Dak has already been paid;)
     
  7. BigCatMonaco

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    Coop is very effective in the slot.
    Hurns best production in JAX came from the slot.
    Pollard took the majority of his snaps last season in the slot.
     
  8. cern

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    so everyone got a good receiver except for the giants.
     
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  9. Techsass

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    They decided to go in the other direction with their WRs this season.
     
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  10. ItzKelz

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    So much positive buzz around Cobb. Cant help but think overhype. Of course hoping for the best.
     
  11. cern

    cern Well-Known Member

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    I meant the skins. My bad.
     
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  12. Techsass

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    Well my bad, too I guess. I was thinking a 5th rounder isn't going to quite replace OBJ.
     
  13. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    Receivers always shine during OTAs and minicamps because the drills mostly favor them. Cobb may be a great pickup, but these workouts aren't really going to tell us that. What we can take from them is at least he's not looking bad.
     
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  14. Bobhaze

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    If Cobb stays healthy, he’s an upgrade from Cole Beasley. When fans say “how are we going to replace Beasley?”, realize that for his whole career, Beas averaged 3 receptions for 31 yards. Sure he had some great moments, but his numbers will not be difficult to replace.
     
  15. cern

    cern Well-Known Member

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    Good point. Skivvy football is limited. Preseason right around the corner.
     
  16. plymkr

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    Lol, yeah they decided to get much weaker at the position. Brave strategy on their part.
     
  17. dsturgeon

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    Replace witten with jarwin or Schultz
     
  18. Techsass

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    I've been unfairly critical of Schultz because I wanted Maurice Hurst instead at that point. Then I got sold on him, but he wasn't a pro-bowler his rookie season. I'm hoping he shines this upcoming season.
     
  19. Pass2Run

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    We got Randall Cob?

    *Pinches self
     
  20. Pass2Run

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    He was fun to root for....
     
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