Photo of Dion Sims
Grade
67.0 ?
  • 4.75 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 22 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 35.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 112.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.36 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.52 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 12.10 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'5" Height
  • 33 1/8" Arm Length
  • 262LBS. Weight
  • 10 1/2" Hands

Overview

Although Sims only played in two games as a senior and had just four catches for 86 yards (21.5 avg.) and one touchdown, people were well aware of his skills from the year prior. As a junior, Sims earned first-team all-state, first-team all-area and first-team All-Oakland County honors. He hauled in 29 passes for 604 yards (20.8 avg.) and three touchdowns. 11 of his 29 catches resulted in gains of 20 or more yards. He also showed off his athletic ability, as he also started at linebacker, where he recorded 39.5 tackles, with seven resulting in losses including 2.5 sacks.



Michigan State was eager to inject some new talent into their offense, and thus Sims saw the field immediately. He appeared in all 13 games, catching 11 passes for 133 yards and three touchdowns. Sims took a redshirt for the 2010 season, but came back in 2011 and saw action in all 14 games. Sims caught 12 passes for 99 yards and three touchdown receptions. He played the second half of the season with a broken hand. In his redshirt junior season, Sims caught 36 passes for 475 yards and two touchdowns.

Analysis

Strengths

Has a massive frame, which makes him an inviting targets for quarterbacks to throw to. Soft hands and who catches the ball off of his frame. Uses his size to shield defenders from making a play on the ball. Tough to tackle with the ball in his hands, falls forward. Gains speed in the open field. Understands positioning and shows nimble feet as a run blocker. Good foot quickness as a pass blocker.

Weaknesses

Has trouble adjusting to difficult throws. Stiff in the hips, and not overly flexible. Slow to get off the line of scrimmage, takes time to get out of his stance. Not a mauling blocker like his size would indicate. Hands are often outside of the frame of the defender. Lunges at his blocking assignments. Will have his head down when blocking.

NFL Comparison

Scott Chandler

Bottom Line

Sims is an intriguing prospect mostly due to the open field speed that he possesses on a 6-foot-6, 285-pound frame. Sims is a good pass blocker, and has a soft pair of hands. However, he doesn't always use his size in the run game, and he struggles to bring in the difficult catch. He will likely be a mid-round selection.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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