Cobb made a good impression in Friday’s preseason loss to Atlanta, posting game highs of 11 carries for 53 yards. His first five runs in the third quarter picked up 8, 8, 7, 6 and 6 yards.
“Based on what you saw last night, I certainly think (Cobb) deserves (some first-team work),” Whisenhunt said. “We’ll work him in. The young man had to get in shape first. That’s been a process because of the quad injury (during the spring). But he did a really nice job last night and we’ll move him up in the rotation as the weeks progress.”
It's not the first story we had about Cobb possibly making an impact this year. A fifth-round pick out of Minnesota, Cobb isn’t blessed with blazing speed, but he manages to find holes and he doesn’t hesitate in punching through them. He didn’t get a lot of action during the OTAs and mini-camp because of the quad injury, but has gained steady momentum through training camp, the story said. Bishop Sankey led the way in 2014 with 569 yards, but only averaged 3.7 yards per pop and didn’t have a gain over 22 yards. In Friday’s preseason loss, Sankey carried eight times for just 15 yards. But Whisenhunt said the first-team offensive line was partially to blame for the low production. Sankey has not been helped by the struggles of the O-line so far in his career.