Two weeks after tweaking his left quad muscle at the NFL combine in Indianapolis, former Minnesota running back David Cobb was a spectator at the Gophers’ pro day on Monday.
Instead, Cobb, who set a school record with 1,626 rushing yards in 2014, will showcase his skills for scouts in an individual workout at the school in the first week of April.
“It’s starting to feel healthy again so I’ll take it slow,” Cobb told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. “I wont push it, don’t want to tweak anything, but I’ll definitely pick it up in the next week or so.”
The 5-foot-11, 229-pound Cobb ran 4.81 on his first attempt at the 40-yard dash at the combine, but pulled up toward the end of his run with the quad injury.
Before running the 40, Cobb put up 17 reps on the bench press and registered jumps of 38.5 inches and 121 inches on the vertical jump and broad jump, respectively.
Despite opting not to participate at pro day, Cobb cheered on his Gophers teammates as they went through various drills in front of the NFL scouts in attendance.
“I’m happy to be back with them, happy to have a little success and getting noticed,” Cobb said. “There’s some good athletes out here, and hopefully they get a chance.”
After rushing for only 65 yards on 11 carries in his first two seasons in the program, Cobb gained a combined 2,828 yards and 20 touchdowns in 2013 and 2014.
His 2,893 career yards ranks seventh in school history.
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