Photo of Tharold Simon
Grade
70.0 ?
  • 4.51 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 9 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 34.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 128.0 INCH
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'2" Height
  • 32 3/4" Arm Length
  • 202LBS. Weight
  • 8 3/4" Hands

Overview

Simon was a dynamic athlete who starred at both receiver and cornerback in high school. He managed to catch 29 passes for 671 yards and four touchdowns as a senior despite missing several games with a shoulder injury. He also rushed for 122 yards and four TDs as a senior and registered 13 interceptions in his high school career. Coming out of high school, Simon was named to the Times-Picayune Blue-Chip List, the Baton Rouge Advocate Super Dozen and Mobile Press Register Super Southeast 120.


As a freshman in 2010, Simon participated in eight games, although he did not record a start. Simon recorded eight tackles, broke up three passes, and an interception. In 2011, Simon played in 13 games, and logged two starts. He ranked third in the SEC with 10 pass breakups, and he also picked off two passes. As Morris Claiborne moved onto the NFL, Simon took over starting duties in his junior year. In 13 games, Simon recorded 45 tackles, nine pass breakups, and four interceptions.

Analysis

Strengths

Has great height. Extremely long arms and frame. Tracks and locates the football well. the football well. Makes plays (22 pass breakups and seven interceptions) in three seasons. Fluid hips, can turn and run with receivers. Will use his hands throughout the route.

Weaknesses

Doesn't use his hands well at the line of scrimmage, poor pressing technique. Not always smooth in coming out of backpedal, takes elongated strides. Doesn't have tremendous feet, lacks quickness and the proper base.

NFL Comparison

Cary Williams

Bottom Line

Simon is sure to draw a lot of interest based on his length and play-making ability, along with the fact that his hips are much more fluid than most other tall corners. Some of Simon's length is mitigated by the fact that he doesn't press very well, and he'll need to clean up his footwork and technique at the next level.
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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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