Florida Gators wide receiver Jalen Simmons will be one of the biggest players at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Simmons, a top-five player in the class of 2018, will likely be the top quarterback prospect at the combine, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings.
Slimmed down to 185 pounds and with a 4.56 40-yard dash, Simmons is an athlete who has all the traits to make the jump to the next level as a quarterback.
Simmons’ physical attributes are impressive, but his most valuable asset is his size, and he has a big arm that he uses to hit the football.
He’s a natural pocket passer, able to read the defense and hit throws downfield with aplomb.
Sims’ father, Chris, said that Jalen’s athleticism and quickness are not in question, but he is also a very good athlete with a ton of room for improvement.
“He’s got to work on his accuracy, but I think that he’s going to be a great football player,” Chris Simmons said.
“I think he’s a very, very good player, and I think he has the ability to be successful at all levels of football.”
Simmions will likely get a workout with the Dallas Cowboys at the Combine, which will be held on April 26 in Indianapolis.
That would be in line with what was seen of Simmons at the Scouting Combine a few weeks ago.
Srisons had an impressive showing at the 2018 Scouting Combine, catching six passes for 102 yards and a touchdown.
He is a physical specimen with a very strong arm and a good feel for the game.
He needs to continue to refine his decision-making and accuracy, however.
It’s a tough task for a wide receiver to consistently find his way through the air.
However, Simmons showed that he can create separation in the air, and his speed and elusiveness make him a perfect fit in the NFL.
He has the speed to keep up with NFL receivers, but it’s the size that makes him so dangerous.