Randall Cobb 2011 NFL Draft transcript (April 29)

Kentucky WR Randall Cobb (Courtesy: David Coyle; University of Kentucky)

Kentucky wide receiver Randall Cobb was selected No. 64 overall by the Green Bay Packers in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft.

Cobb spoke to the media after his selection by the Packers. The transcript of his remarks was provided by the NFL Communications department and ASAP Sports:

Q. How do you feel about going to Green Bay?
RANDALL COBB: I love it. You know, I can’t really describe how I feel right now. It’s been an up‑and‑down week, but I would have waited for the seventh round if I had to if I knew I was going to Green Bay.

Q. On Green Bay’s experienced receivers.
RANDALL COBB: Great experience. That’s something that I’m going to be able to value a lot from, having guys like Greg Jennings and Donald Driver up there, and being able to learn from them and see how they work and how they get their job ‑‑ how they got to where they are right now. I think that’s going to be the biggest thing that’s going to help my success.

Q. Talk about waiting until the second round to get picked.
RANDALL COBB: It was a little frustrating but God works in mysterious ways. I had to wait for a reason. He was putting things in order for me and He was setting things up for me. I’m very blessed and very thankful that I know that God is working on my side at all times. I’m happy as can be right now.

Q. You mentioned the wait. How about your weight going into the middle and being able to make adjustments to the pro game?
RANDALL COBB: I’ve never been scared to go across the middle. I’ve never been scared of taking a hit. So I don’t think that will be a problem as far as going across the middle.

Q. Playing in Lambeau Field, how excited are you about the Lambeau Leap?
RANDALL COBB: I can’t wait. That’s going to be the first thing I do whenever I do score. Hopefully I’ll score soon.

Yeah, just being able to play for such a dominant team and a team that is known for winning and a program, an organization that’s had so much success in its history; and to have a young team and young quarterback and great receiving core, it’s going to be a great experience.

I guess I’m happy now.

Q. Do you have any family in the NFL?
RANDALL COBB: I don’t have any cousins. I had a close family friend that played for the San Diego Chargers.

But that’s great having known him and being able to go and talk to him. I think on the field, I’ll be able to worry about it, but off the field, he helped me in that area.

Q. Who did you talk to?
RANDALL COBB: I talked to everybody — GM, offensive coordinator, Coach McCarthy. He talked about how happy he was that I was still there. I just can’t wait to go up there.

Q. Did you meet with them or work out with them?
RANDALL COBB: No, I actually met them over at the Combine and that was the only time that I met with them.

Q. What do you think you bring to the table?
RANDALL COBB: Hopefully I can add and contribute in the slot or on the outside, whatever it is — their offense. And the way they run the plays and call their plays is similar to when I was at Kentucky. I think just getting in to help and learn quick and being able to help quick.

Q. What is your focus, on your team first and foremost, but what do you think about being on a fantasy football team?
RANDALL COBB: Yeah, that’s going to be pretty cool. Especially because I love interacting with the fans and being able to talk to them. I think that would be pretty cool if I could get picked up on somebody’s fantasy league.

Q. What should your Madden Football rating be?
RANDALL COBB: Hopefully in the 90s I hope.

Q. The style in Green Bay ‑‑
RANDALL COBB: It’s going to be different, but you know, I guess that’s just something I’m just going to have to get used to, and I’ve got to find a way to get used to it, because I’m not going to have another choice.

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