As we continue to review the talent for San Antonio’s current roster we pick up where we left off at with the last 3 of 6 running backs for the Commanders. You can read about the first three RBs featured in this article here: RB pt.1
David Cobb 25 yrs 5′ 11″ in 229lbs
Cobb recently being cut from the Chicago Bears practice squad in 2017 was initially drafted by the Tennesse Titans in the 5th round of the 2015 draft. Cobb is the definition of a power back he can utilize his size alongside his low center of gravity to run through arm tackles and keep his feet moving at the point of contact to gain extra yards. In college, Cobb played for the Minnesota Golden Gophers where he would go on to rush for 2,893 yards and average 5.1 yards per carry with 20 TD from 2011-2014. Concerns for Cobb in his scouting report according to ESPN.com were issues with ball security and pass blocking. Those issues can be worked on with the proper coaching/training, and will not take away from the fact that Cobb will be an RB that can wear down opposing defenses in the late stages of a game.
Aaron Green 25 yrs 5′ 11″ 201lbs
Green, an undrafted RB from TCU would join the Rams practice squad in 2016. Green would later go on to join the Cowboys practice squad in 2017, and his NFL stint would end with being cut from the Bills practice squad in 2018. However, at TCU Green rushed for 2,426 yards along with 5.2 yards per carry accompanied with 20 TD. Green is one of the more shiftier backs on the roster and has one of the cleanest jump cuts that help him create space from defenders. Even with his quick feet Green according to scout reports has a problem with being hesitant when hitting a hole and not reliable on picking up blitz protection. Green like everyone else on the roster will get another chance at pro football with the AAF, and we will see what this scatback can do with his new opportunity with the Commanders.
Joshua Mcphearson 24 yrs 5′ 10″ 197lbs
Out of all the RBs on the current roster, Mcphearson is the only one without an extensive highlight reel. Now, this is no fault to Mcphearson as he was part of a crowded Penn State backfield that was spearheaded by 2018 2nd overall pick Saquon Barkley. We do however have film on his various practice sessions with Penn State via his youtube channel. Yes, I understand it may not be game-time situations, but Mcphearson does show an uncanny ability to have perhaps the best set of hands on this roster. He also shows excellent awareness and is as quick and shifty as any of the other backs on the team. Also, notice the video the description and how it says “A talent the people never got to see”. With that statement, I am going to dub Mcphearson as the WILD CARD and personally look forward to what he can do in the backfield for the Commanders.