2. Simmie Cobbs Jr, WR, Indiana
Simmie Cobbs Jr. would be a dream fit for the Packers.
His 6-foot-4,220-poundd frame is more than ideal for an NFL receiver. Although he suffered an ankle injury which cost him his entire 2016 season, Cobbs bounced back well in 2017.
Cobbs earned first-team All-Big Ten honors as he topped the Hoosiers with 72 receptions for 841 yards and eight touchdowns last season according to college-football reference. Along with his stats and accolades comes his insane athletic ability.
His hands are simply unreal and has shown he can bully smaller corners. Scouts say his focus and hand-eye coordination improve the further down the field he goes which is very impressive. Having the ability to find the ball as well as Cobbs does is a trait in which Aaron Rodgers loves in his receivers. If those two play together along with the rest of the receiving core that is a deadly passing attack.
Cobbs is also a willing down field blocker. That is a trait that goes a long way in the NFL and one the Packers could use to improve their outside running.
However, he struggles with creating separation. Once the coverage becomes tight it tends to stay that way. If he can become stronger and more physical that struggle will fade away.
Also, he can get lazy with his technique and rely on his athleticism alone. That’s something NFL coaches will probably hammer into his head.
Cobbs is projected to fall between rounds 5-7, so he will surely be available for the Packers.