2018 Cardinals Draft Profile
Name: Simmie Cobbs Jr.
Position: Wide Receiver
Projected: 1st – 3rd
Simmie Cobbs Jr. is a redshirt junior out of Indiana. The wide receiver finished top 10 in the program history for receptions (139) and yards (1,990). Cobbs missed all but one game in 2016 before returning in 2017 for a productive season which culminated in being named first team All-Big Ten by coaches and the media. Was also named to the Biletnikoff Watch List in 2016 and 2017.
Cobbs is a big and strong receiver who has enough speed to run away from defenders. His size allows him to play outside and opposite Larry Fitzgerald. Cobbs physicality and hands allow for use in the red zone. The Cardinals are in need of help at the wide receiver position. In two full seasons as starter Cobbs had 60 then 72 receptions. He also went from four receiving touchdowns to eight receiving touchdowns.
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When watching film on Cobbs, the first thing that stands out is his size. Standing at 6’4” and about 220 pounds, Cobbs is an obvious red zone threat. He has good hands and often makes catches in traffic. The former Indiana pass catcher showed impressive body control and speed during his final collegiate season. Against top competition Cobbs showed he can use his combination of size, hands, body control, and speed to make big plays for the offense.
Cobbs lacks elite speed to create separation consistently. Further compounding the issue is his need to become a better route runner. He will need to work on selling his routes better as he sometimes telegraphs that he is not the main option on plays. Will need to work on finishing blocks on running plays.