We’re only twenty-three days away from the 2018 NFL Draft and teams are jockeying for prospect visits. Each team is allowed 30 official visits, but teams can also host players that attended surrounding colleges and high schools to their local workout days. The Bears’ such day will take place on April 13 at Halas Hall.
The latest report linking a visit to the Chicago Bears comes from the Indy Star’s Zach Osterman, and he says that Indiana’s Simmie Cobbs plans to work out with the Bears in the next few days.
Cobbs could be a day three pick, and at 6’4”, 220 pounds, he’d be a different type of developmental receiver if the Bears picked him. He has a lot of traits scouts want in a pro receiver, but he’s far from a finished product. His needs to work on fighting through the press, and he has inconsistent hands. Lance Zierlein of NFL.com says that he “gets lazy with catch technique” at times, and he “posted dismal career drop rate of 11.4 percent including sure-fire touchdowns against Purdue, Ohio State and Rutgers.” Even though he posted decent times at the combine, Zierlein has concerns about his play speed.
This highlight video showcases Cobbs’ ceiling, but it’s his floor that is keeping him out of the first couple rounds.
Our lead draft analyst, EJ Snyder, recently had this to say about Cobbs.
Simmie Cobb Jr. (WR, Indiana) needs to get more attention in this WR class. While he's not special he is a very good WR with good size and terrific hands. Understands zone D's and comes back to help his QB. Watch his game vs. OSU's D. Ward and tell me he's not gonna be a good pro— EJ Snyder (@thedraftsmanFB) April 3, 2018