Leon Hall vs. Randall Cobb
Cobb is one of the top slot receivers in the game and ranks third among all NFL receivers this season with 236 receiving yards.
The 5-foot-10, 192-pound former college quarterback at the University of Kentucky has at least 100 receiving yards in four of his last five games, and he has at least 100 yards and/or a receiving TD in 11 of his last 13. Also a dynamic kick/punt returner, Cobb is a big reason why the Packers lead the league in YAC (yards after catch).
“He has those good measurables,” Hall said. “He’s quick. He has good speed, but I think his quickness is what surprises people. You can see that on the field. The burst that he has in and out of breaks, you don’t see that very often. Only a few people can make those kind of breaks. I can see some people where he might catch them off guard.”
As good as Cobb is, Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said he feels good about Hall’s ability to contain him.
“The nickel corner is a special player, and it takes special abilities to be able to do that,” Hall said. “Not only of the physical challenge of it, but the mental challenge. We’re blessed to have Leon like that. He does an excellent job at that.”