The 6-foot-5, 208-pound receiver tested off the charts at the NFL Scouting Combine, running a 4.36 time in the 40 with an 11-foot-4 broad jump that led all participants in Indianapolis.
Cobb can see the potential, but also made sure to remind the rookie during their ride down to practice on Tuesday that the NFL “is a process” and “it’s not going to happen overnight.”
“He has the total package,” Cobb said. “Just being around him for the past week and seeing some of the things he can do. He has all the tools. … It’s about refining those tools. It takes time.”
Watson appreciates every nugget Cobb has passed along, knowing what the veteran has accomplished during his 11 NFL seasons and the lessons that can be gleaned from such longevity.
As the Packers get ready to welcome a slew of new receivers into the offense, Watson and the rest of the rookie class couldn’t ask for a better mentor than Cobb to help streamline the process.
“Just looking at our install tape, you’ll see a lot of ’18’ on there,” Watson said. “There’s definitely a lot to learn from him. Even away from the technicalities of routes, just his knowledge of this playbook, there’s a lot of stuff I can pick his brain and learn from him.”
Cobb admits “time is dwindling” and he doesn’t know how much longer he’ll continue playing. Since his trade back to Green Bay, Cobb has spoken to many of his former teammates who have since retired from the NFL and it’s given him a greater appreciation for the here-and-now.
Acknowledging that reality has made Cobb savor each day just a little bit more, but there still is business to attend to. Cobb is chasing a Super Bowl ring and a storybook ending to a football career that has been filled with triumph over adversity.
“I’m so grateful for the time that I’ve had, and I have now, and I just relish the moment, take it all in because this is going on Year 12 for me,” Cobb said. “I’m going to enjoy every moment of it and enjoy the golden years because these are going the glory days that people always look back on.”