T.J. Simmons
Wide Receiver from West Virginia   Scouting Report
T.J. Simmons
Height
6-2
Weight
198 lbs
College
West Virginia
Position
WR
Class
Senior
Home town
Birmingham AL
62.0/100
Player Rating
42
PositionRank
4.46
FortyYD Time
Receptions
23
Rec YDs
401
Rec TDs
4
Rec AVG
17.4

T.J. Simmons WR West Virginia | NFL Draft 2021 Scouting Report

T.J. Simmons WR West Virginia
NFL Draft 2021 Scouting Report

40-yard dash time: 4.46-seconds
Height: 6-2 Weight: 198 lbs
Position rank: #42
Games Played: 31
Total Snap Count: 1101
Overall Rating: 62.0/100
Hands:
Short Receiving:
Intermediate Routes:
Deep Threat:
Blocking:
Strengths
  • Balanced, savvy route runner with top field awareness, setting up and selling routes beautifully.
  • Has good body strength to squirm out of tackles with the coordination to maneuver his frame between defenders.
  • Good effort and technique as a blocker for his size. Can beat the press with elusiveness or physical contact. Runs crisp routes with sharp cuts.
  • Does a nice job locating and tracking deep passes and is a legitimate vertical threat. Willing to go up and attack the ball.
  • A savvy, natural pass-catcher with reliable hands and very good focus. Snatches the ball out of the air and shows the concentration to make acrobatic catches look easy.
  • Has long arms to stiff-arm defensive backs in the open field. Willing to lower his pads to run through tackles for extra yardage. Goes over the middle, can spin out of tackles and take the big hit.
  • Has the strong hands any NFL wide receiver coach and quarterback would covet. Tracks the deep ball over either shoulder and brings in passes fluidly without breaking stride downfield.
  • Does not have exceptional straight-line speed but takes advantage of open seams when his quarterback is on target.
Weaknesses
  • Does not always use his hands to secure deep throws, allowing the ball into his pads and chest.
  • Not a burner or consistent vertical threat. Has a lanky frame and will be overmatched physically by most cornerbacks in the NFL. Needs to be more competitive in tight coverage.

How other scouting services rate T.J. Simmons (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
557.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
103.0