Simmie Cobbs

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Simmie Cobbs
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Cobbs at Redskins training camp in 2018
Free agent
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1995-08-25) August 25, 1995 (age 24)
Oak Park, Illinois
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school:Oak Park (IL)
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • First-Team All-Big Ten (2017)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

Simmie O. Cobbs Jr. (born August 25, 1995) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Indiana, and was signed by the Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent in 2018.

Early years[edit]

Cobbs attended Oak Park and River Forest High School in Oak Park, Illinois. He originally committed to Purdue University to play college football but changed his commitment to Indiana University.[1][2]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Simmie Cobbs, Jr.
Oak Park, Illinois Oak Park and River Forest High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Feb 3, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 74 (WR)   247Sports: 84 (WR)  ESPN: 74 (WR)
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.


  • "Indiana Football Commitment List". Retrieved February 13, 2018.
  • "2014 Player Commits". Retrieved February 13, 2018.
  • "2014 Team Ranking". Retrieved February 13, 2018.

College career[edit]

As a freshman, Cobbs started all 12 games of the season. Cobbs recorded 114 receiving yards, with no touchdowns. His longest reception was for 34 yards against Indiana State.[3] Due to Cobbs status as a freshman, as well as competing with teammate and future-NFL player Shane Wynn for receptions, Cobbs overall numbers were limited.

Cobbs took a medical redshirt in 2016 after player in only one game that season due to an ankle injury.[4] After his redshirt junior season in 2017, Cobbs entered the 2018 NFL Draft.[5][6] During his career, he had 139 receptions for 1,990 yards and 12 touchdowns. He is also tied for fourth in Indiana history with seven 100-yard games.[7]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 3 in
(1.91 m)
220 lb
(100 kg)
9 14 in
(0.23 m)
4.64 s 4.32 s 6.7 s 30 in
(0.76 m)
9 ft 5 in
(2.87 m)
11 reps
All values from NFL Combine[8]

Washington Redskins[edit]

Cobbs signed with the Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent following the 2018 NFL Draft.[9] On September 1, 2018, he was waived for final roster cuts before the start of the season, but signed to the team's practice squad the next day.[10][11]

New Orleans Saints[edit]

On December 14, 2018, Cobbs was signed by the New Orleans Saints off the Redskins practice squad.[12] He was placed on injured reserve on January 12, 2019.[13]

Cobbs was waived during final roster cuts on August 30, 2019.[14]


  1. ^ Simmie Cobbs is Purdue-bound
  2. ^ Oak Park’s Simmie Cobbs switches commitment from Purdue to Indiana
  3. ^ "Game Analysis: IU-Indiana State". Retrieved February 13, 2018.
  4. ^ Try and stop Simmie Cobbs, because IU is betting you can’t
  5. ^ IU football star WR Simmie Cobbs declares for NFL draft
  6. ^ NFL Draft: Indiana receiver Simmie Cobbs declares
  7. ^ "Indiana Hoosiers - Simmie Cobbs Jr. - 2017". Indiana University Athletics. Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  8. ^ "Simmie Cobbs". NFL. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  9. ^ Cunningham, Kevin. "2018 NFL Draft: Who is Simmie Cobbs? 5 things to know about Redskins' UDFA WR". Retrieved April 29, 2018.
  10. ^ "9/1: Redskins Make Roster Moves". September 1, 2018. Retrieved September 1, 2018.
  11. ^ "Kapri Bibbs Among Eight Added To Practice Squad". September 2, 2018. Retrieved September 2, 2018.
  12. ^ "Saints sign wide receiver Simmie Cobbs off Washington's practice squad". December 14, 2018.
  13. ^ Williams, Charean (January 12, 2019). "Saints place Simmie Cobbs on IR, elevate Garrett Griffin". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports.
  14. ^ "New Orleans Saints make roster moves". August 30, 2019. Retrieved August 30, 2019.

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