Former West Virginia Mountaineers receiver Marcus Simms recently held a pro-day in Morgantown that was attended by over half the NFL. According to Tony Pauline of draftanalyst.com Mike Mayock, the Oakland Raiders GM was in attendance, along with the Jaguars, Saints, Seahawks, Colts, Jets, Chiefs, Browns, Eagles, Lions, Packers, Falcons and Washington Redskins. The Vikings and 49ers had their directors of scouting on hand, and the Ravens sent their personnel director.
Simms was a valuable receiver for the Mountaineers during his three years in Morgantown. As a freshman, he had six catches for 95 yards including a 45-yard yard touchdown against the Iowa State Cyclones. As a sophomore, he was West Virginia’s Special Team Player of the Year and a 2nd team All Big 12. Last year, he had a four game stretch where he was arguably the best and most valuable receiver on the team. Simms finished the season with 45 catches and 699 yards before a concussion against Oklahoma ended his season.
Simms measured just under 6’-0” and weighed in at 188 pounds. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.40 and 4.49, cementing his status as a burner. The NFL Supplemental Draft will be held on July 10th. The Supplemental Draft is different than the regular NFL Draft that you are used to. The Supplemental Draft, teams submit a blind bid for a player, indicating the player and what round they wish to draft him. IF they are the winning team, they are awarded that player and forfeit that draft pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.