With the first three rounds of the 2011 NFL draft in the book the Cards and Cats are tied at one a piece. Randall Cobb of Kentucky and Johnny Patrick of Louisville both heard their names called by the end of day two of the draft.
Cobb, who passed on his senior season to enter the draft was selected with the last pick in the second round (64th overall) to the defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers. Meanwhile Louisville cornerback Johnny Patrick was taken by the New Orleans Saints in the middle of the third round (88th overall)
Randall Cobb goes to a Packer team that has depth and talent at the WR position already. The good news for him is that Donald Driver is turning 36 years old and James Jones had a bad case of the drops through the season and playoffs. What playing time Cobb doesn’t get as a WR though he should get as a return man. The Packers ranked 23rd in the league last year in kick off and punt return yardage and had zero touchdowns from either.
Much like the special teams hole Cobb can fill in Green Bay. Patrick has a great chance at doing the same in New Orleans. The Saints were last in the league this season in interceptions with just nine all year. Both of their starting corners last year, Tracy Porter (4 games) and Jabari Greer (2 games) were in and out of the lineup with both injuries and spotty play.