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2015 NFL Draft Prospect To Watch: David Cobb, RB, Minnesota

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015
David Cobb has emerged as one of the 2015 NFL Draft's top running backs after a strong senior season. (Photo: Jesse Johnson — USA Today Sports)

David Cobb has emerged as one of the 2015 NFL Draft’s top running backs after a strong senior season. (Photo: Jesse Johnson — USA Today Sports)

BBD Contributor: Brian Krosky

Although it has to be seen whether a running back will be in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft, in what could be the third year in a row without one, the running back position is among the deepest in the upcoming draft class. There are many ballcarriers who could be selected on Day 2 or early on Day 3 and have an immediate impact on the team that drafts them, and one of them is Minnesota’s David Cobb.

A senior and two-year starter at Minnesota, Cobb has accepted a Senior Bowl invite. According to the Gophers’ official athletics website, Cobb measures at 5’11″ and 220 pounds. His thick legs and overall stocky build fits the mold of him as a player, a north-south runner with power.

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NFL Draft Prospects to Watch in Friday’s First Bowl Games

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

Minnesota defensive tackle Ra’Shede Hageman is the top prospect to watch when the Golden Gophers play Syracuse on Friday. (Photo: Jesse Johnson — USA Today Sports)

BBD Staff Writer: John Maher

Before Brigham Young and Washington take the field Friday night in the Fight Hunger Bowl (more to come), there are two earlier bowl games to watch Friday. The Maryland Terrapins (7-5) and the Marshall Thundering Herd (9-4) will face off in the Military Bowl (2:30 p.m., ESPN), while the Syracuse Orange (6-6) and the Minnesota Golden Gophers (8-4) will play in the Texas Bowl (6 p.m., ESPN).

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Prospect Preview: Meineke Car Care Bowl

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Doege may be undersized but man can he fling it around (Photo: US Presswire)

BBD Editor Anthony D. Macari

Texas Tech QB Seth Doege will get a chance to prove he is draft worthy against a stout Minnesota pass defense. Doege is fourth in the nation in passing yardage with 3,934 and second in passing touchdowns with 38. There likely won’t be many players from this game drafted come April, with Doege and Tech SS Cody Davis having the best chances. Gofer QB Marquis Gray may need to switch positions to have a
chance at the next level. Look for Texas Tech to win this one. (more…)


2013 NFL Draft Scouting Notes: UNLV v. Minnesota

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

RB Tim Cornett was the star of the night for us as he ran for 127 yards and 2 TD’s (Photo: US Presswire)

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Minnesota came away counting their blessing as the escape Las Vegas with a much needed win. The Rebels kept things tight forcing double OT but this game was more about miscues and missed opportunities than anything else. MarQueis Gray did enough to convince us his QB prospects are legit and RB Tim Cornett was the star of the night. (more…)


QB MarQueis Gray Scouting Report

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Marqueis Gray Bills Draft

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QB MarQueis Gray-Minnesota
Height: 6’4
Weight: 245 lbs.
Grade: 5.8M (Grading Scale)

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