Colts to Bring in Former Indiana WR Simmie Cobbs for Workout

BLOOMINGTON, IN - NOVEMBER 04: Simmie Cobbs Jr. /

The Colts may be looking to draft a local product to improve their receiving corps by bringing in former Indiana Hoosier Simmie Cobbs for a workout.

Even after the acquisitions of Eric Ebron and Ryan Grant in free agency, the Colts need to add some more offensive weaponry for Andrew Luck to throw to in 2018.

This draft class doesn’t have a ton of high-end talent at wide receiver, but there are a multitude of second or third round prospects who could make immediate impacts as rookies.

One of those players is former Hoosier Simmie Cobbs.

Cobbs burst onto the college football scene as a sophomore in 2015 by gaining over 1,000 yards receiving at 17.3 yards per reception with 4 touchdowns at Indiana.

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Cobbs missed the 2016 season with an ankle injury, but he increased his red zone production in 2017 with 8 touchdowns. His receiving yards and yards per reception numbers took a significant dip last season, but he has definitely showed the necessary talent to make him a coveted wide receiver prospect.

Cobbs ran a 4.64-second 40-yard dash and reached just 30 inches in the vertical jump at the NFL Combine, which aren’t great numbers for a receiver. However, he had a solid 6.7-second three-cone drill, and he has great size at 6′ 3″ and 220 pounds to be a good fit on the opposite side of T.Y. Hilton and be a red zone threat for the Colts.

Cobbs wouldn’t have to move far from his college town in Bloomington, Indiana, and he would be a solid selection for the Colts if they can pick him up in the middle rounds.

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