Simmie Cobbs Jr., WR, Indiana
Run after the catch
Makes difficult catches
Separation at the catch point
50/50 balls- Simmie Cobbs is a physical monster with his 6’4”220-pound frame and uses it well in the red zone. While he doesn’t have a massive vertical he is able to use his body to box out the defender like a power forward getting a rebound. Cobbs’ size will give him the advantage over most defenders.
Difficult Catches/Body Control- When Cobbs is zoned in, he can catch anything. Whether it’s one-handed catches or toe dragging the sidelines there isn’t a ball that Cobbs can’t come down with. He has fantastic body control and awareness of where he is on the field and how to beat the defender.
Outside routes and comeback routes- Majority of the damage that Simmie Cobbs did was on outside routes. Using his size when he gets past defenders he is able to use his body to get in the way so only he can catch the ball. After setting the precedent of being able to create separation there, Cobbs is able to quickly break down and create room for himself on comeback and curl routes.
Struggles on press
Pushes off a lot
Uses his hands too much
Doesn’t run a lot of routes
Lack of separation of routes
Drops- Cobbs was plagued by drops all season posting a drop rate of 11.4 percent. The frustrating part about his drops is that a high portion of them came off of easy opportunities. These types of drops are going to be unacceptable at the NFL level and could end up being a serious issue.
Struggles vs Press coverage- For being a bigger physical receiver Cobbs really struggles against press coverage. His footwork off of the line is slow and causes him to struggle to get away. When he gets downfield with a corner in his pocket he uses his hands and arms to create separation, a lot of times pushing off.
Limited Athleticism- While Cobbs has the size teams covet he lacks elite athleticism at the combine posting a 4.65 forty yard dash and only a 30 inch vertical. With his athletic limitations at the next level, Cobbs will be forced to rely on his size and nuisances to his routes to become an effective receiver.
Simmie Cobbs Jr. is an absolute roller coaster ride of a prospect on one play he is making an absolutely jaw-dropping circus catch the next play he’s dropping an easy ball in his chest. Cobbs has the size to create mismatches against defenses especially in the red zone but teams will have to find ways to create openings for him to make plays. Cobbs has the upside to translate into a team’s number 2 or 3 receiving option.
Simmie Cobbs will be drafted as a flyer in dynasty rookie drafts this season in the third or fourth round. He should hold more value in standard leagues over PPR being he is more of a scoring threat than a volume guy. If Cobbs can clean up his game he could end up being a nice flex option in the future.