Cody Simon
Cody Simon  LB  Ohio State | NFL Draft 2024 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Cody Simon
Height
6-2
Weight
235
College
Ohio State
Position
LB
Class
Senior
Home town
Jersey City, NJ
67.5
Player Rating
41
PositionRank (LB)
4.5
FortyYD Time
Sacks
Fumbles Forced
Tackles
57
Sol tackles
24

Cody Simon LB Ohio State | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Cody Simon LB Ohio State
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

PLAY STYLE: BOX LB
Last Updated: 02/28/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.50 seconds (94%*)
Measurables:
Height: 6-2 (55%*) Weight: 235 (30%*)
Forty: 4.50 (O) (94%*) Shuttle: 4.16 (HS) (86%*)
Vertical: 42 (HS) (100%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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PLAY STYLE: BOX LB
Last Updated: 02/28/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.50 seconds (94%*)
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-2 (55%*) Weight: 235 (30%*)
Forty: 4.50 (O) (94%*) Shuttle: 4.16 (HS) (86%*)
Vertical: 42 (HS) (100%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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Overall Rating: 67.5 / 100
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Average rating of opposition Offense player has faced
Offense Rating:
81%
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Tackling:
83%
Pass Rush:
85%
Run Defense:
75%
Coverage:
73%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA
Overall Rank: #391 Position rank: #41
College Games: 39 College Snaps: 1057
Grade: 4 ESPN  Stars 4 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 83/100
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #138 Pos Rank: #12
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 4  Stars 247 Sports 95 Stars 247 RATING: 95/100
Ovr Rank: #98 Pos Rank: #6
Grade: 4 Stars 4 Stars RIVALS RATING: 6.0 (98%)
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Bumper Pool - Arkansas
92%
Nick Hampton - Appalachian State
80%
Aubrey Miller Jr. - Jackson State
77%
Draft Profile: Bio
Cody Simon from St. Peters Prep High School was rated a 4-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 4-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Simon joined Ohio State after being heavily recruited.

In 2020 as a freshman Simon saw action in just 2 games and played a total of 14 snaps at linebacker for the Buckeyes. He recorded only one tackle, no assists, while adding one stop.

As a sophomore for the Buckeyes in 2021 Simon played in 12 games and took part in 435 snaps for the Buckeyes. He recorded 35 tackles, 19 assists, while adding 21 stops. In coverage Simon made no pass breakups, one interception, and QB rating when targetted of 85.6. As a pass rusher, he chalked up 12 total pressures, and 10 QB hurries, one QB hit, and one sack during the year.

In 2022 as a junior Simon played in 12 games and contributed on 234 snaps. He recorded 17 tackles, 10 assists while making 13 stops. As a pass rusher, he produced 5 total pressures, which included 3 QB hurries, one QB hit, and one sack on the year.

In 2023 as a senior Simon logged playing time in 12 games and logged a total of 301 snaps for the Buckeyes. He also added 32 tackles, 13 assists, and 23 stops. While in coverage Simon made one pass breakup, no interceptions, and QB rating when targetted of 75.0. As a pass rusher, he tallied 7 total pressures, which included 6 QB hurries, one QB hit, and no sacks on the season.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • He’s a sure and violent wrap-up tackler with sideline-to-sideline range. He’s an excellent tackler in space, showing loose hips and the ability to break down and contain runners.
  • He’s a fluid mover in pursuit as well, capable of moving down the line and making plays in pursuit.
  • Along with great instincts, he’s an explosive mover. Simon can disrupt plays in the backfield due to his ability to read and react quickly.
  • Shows a burst to close. Flashes explosive hitting ability and good lateral and downfield pursuit.
  • Simon has violent hands and consistently breaks away and disengages from blockers. He’s instinctive, reading, reacting and locating the ball quickly, and finishing plays as an authoritative, wrap-up tackler.
  • Ferocious against the run and very good in coverage, is extremely versatile. Despite his build, Simon holds up well in traffic and makes a lot of plays by engaging a block, shedding, and pursuing.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Simon lacks the speed of a chase and- tackle guy. Simon lacks twitch as a pass rusher and lacks the feet and flexibility to threaten around the edge.
  • As a pass rusher, Simon needs the scheme to create deception and confusion to give him a free run.
  • He’s more of a grab-and-drag tackler who could stand to be more violent as a hitter.

Cody Simon percentiles vs other Linebackers (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

How other scouting services rate Cody Simon (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
394.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
48.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.