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2021 NFL Draft Scouting Report: WR Simi Fehoko

  • The Draft Network
  • December 30, 2020
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PROSPECT SUMMARY - SIMI FEHOKO

Simi Fehoko is a big-play threat whenever his number is called. He has a big frame with an exceptional catch radius for the position. He plays with a competitive streak and is physically tough at the catch point. He has some straight-line speed that has helped him get separation on 9 routes. He has had some drops, but generally shows good hands when catching the football.

Ideal Role: Rotational wide receiver and core special teams player. 

Scheme Fit: This player’s skill set will fit in any scheme.

FILM EVALUATION

Written by Drae Harris

Games watched: USC (2019), Northwestern (2019), Oregon (2020), UCLA (2020)

Best Game Studied: UCLA (2020)

Worst Game Studied: Northwestern (2019)

Route Running: His route-running isn’t bad, but he could improve. He is crafty as a route-runner when attacking leverage against man coverage. He has the athleticism to run every route on the route tree. 

Hands: He needs to improve the consistency in his hands. Even in the UCLA game which was the best game of his career, he had a few routine drops. He shows soft hands when catching but likely needs to improve his focus. 

Separation: In the short to intermediate areas he could improve at creating separation. He is a deep threat due to his speed and catch radius. However, he finds himself in some contested catch situations.

Release: He has good releases off the line of scrimmage for a bigger wide receiver. He has moments of using his hands to win with upper-body strength. He also shows the agility at the line of scrimmage to win with foot quickness. 

Run After Catch: He isn’t overly elusive in space. However, he is a strong runner with the football. He also shows the deep speed to threaten defenders as a ball-carrier. 

Ball Skills: He plays with good ball skills. He does a good job tracking deep balls on a 9 route. He also shows strong hands to secure the catch. 

Football IQ: He demonstrates good football IQ overall. He understands when to extend and shorten his route to get the first down. He also does a good job setting up defenders as a route-runner.

Versatility: He has some positional flexibility. He is big and strong enough to align outside. He can also align as the big slot receiver inside. He also demonstrates the physical toughness to play special teams. 

Competitive Toughness: He plays with good competitiveness, particularly in contested catch situations. He also shows good physical toughness to catch shallow crosses and digs over the middle. In 50/50 ball situations and in the red zone area are where he demonstrates his competitive toughness. 

Big-Play Ability: This player has displayed excellent big-play ability. He averaged about 18 yards per catch. He is a threat down the field due to his knack for making big plays. 

SCOUT GRADES

TDN Consensus: 72.13/100

Joe Marino: 72.00/100

Kyle Crabbs: 71.50/100

Jordan Reid: 72.00/100

Drae Harris: 73.00/100

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