Photo of Tharold Simon
Drafted By: Seahawks
  • Round 5
  • Pick 5
  • Overall 138

Combine Results

Grade
70.0 ?
  • 4.51 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 9 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 34.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 128.0 INCH
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

"He fits right in with what Seattle Does. We talk about Browner and Sherman, they're the two tallest corners in the league. It makes sense." -- Mike Mayock

  • 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 Draft (Round) Description
96-100 Future Hall of Famer Top Pick A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
85-95 Immediate Starter 1st An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
70-84 Eventual Starter 2nd-3rd A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
50-69 Draftable Player 4th-7th A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
20-49 Free Agent UDFA A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.

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