Cobb is a fascinating prospect. As a senior quarterback at Alcoa High, he was Tennessee's Class AA Mr. Football. At Kentucky he played quarterback (sometimes operating out of the wildcat), running back, wide receiver and return man. On draft day in April, with the 64th selection approaching, the Packers looked at their board and saw Cobb sticking out, far above the grades of other players left, and felt they had to make the pick—even though they had no real need for him.
With such a wealth of talent, McCarthy should be able to move the chess pieces anyway he wants and be successful. According to analysis by ProFootballFocus.com, each of the Packers' four tight ends (the fifth, rookie Ryan Taylor, was inactive on Thursday) played at least nine of the 67 snaps against New Orleans, and the three running backs (Grant, Starks and John Kuhn) played at least 17 snaps each. Cobb was on for seven plays, and the other four wideouts had at least 20 apiece. As the season goes on, McCarthy may run into a problem keeping everyone happy, but for now, sit back and watch this symphonic offense do its thing. "The sky's not the limit," says Jennings. "The heavens are."