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2021 NFL Draft Profile: WVU Wide Receiver T.J. Simmons

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After beginning his college career at Alabama, T.J. Simmons transfer to WVU in 2017. After sitting out a year to fulfil transfer requirements, Simmons had three consistent seasons as a WVU pass-catcher. In three years, Simmons made 86 receptions for 1,197 yards and nine touchdowns. He made at least 28 receptions all three years and eclipsed 400 receiving yards with four touchdowns in both 2019 and 2020.

Pro Day Results

  • Height: 6-foot-1
  • Weight: 208 pounds
  • 40: 4.55 seconds
  • Bench: 13
  • 3-Cone: 7.22 seconds
  • Broad Jump: 10-foot
  • Vertical: 32 inches

Draft Projection

Simmons is not projected to be selected in this week’s draft, meaning he would have to sign as an undrafted free agent.

NFLDraftBuzz.com lists Simmons’s strengths as being a smooth route runner with the body strength to break tackles and good effort and technique as a blocker. His weaknesses include not using his hands to secure deep passes, a lack of top-end speed and a lanky frame.

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Cody spent the last two years getting his master's degree in journalism from WVU. He graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2018 with a degree in digital media production. He was born and raised in Mercer, Pennsylvania.

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