On Wednesday the NFL held its annual supplemental draft. The only player selected was former Washington State safety, Jalen Thompson. The Cardinals selected him in the fifth round.
One of the only other players that was considered draftable by many pundits was wide receiver, Marcus Simms. Simms played his college ball at West Virginia, where he excelled as a return man and used his speed to get open down the field. But Simms wasn't selected on Wednesday. One of Simm's significant flaws is his maturity level. He picked up two DUIs in two different states and had issues on the sidelines in Morgantown.
The Jaguars jumped at the opportunity to sign the much-maligned prospect. His 4.4 forty yard dash at his pro day clearly caught the eye of the Jaguars. But can Marcus Simms actually compete for a roster spot?
The short answer is probably not.
The Jaguars don't have a true number one receiver on their roster, but they do have a bevy of talent and depth at the position. With Dede Westbrook, Marqise Lee, Chris Conley, DJ Chark, Keelan Cole, and Terrelle Pryor making this team will be virtually impossible for Simms.
The most realistic path to a roster spot for Simms is via special teams. If he can come in, show maturity, and excel in his reps as a kick returner, then he'll have a shot, even if it's a small one.
The problem for Simms and the rest of the Jaguars' undrafted free agents at WR is that Dede Westbrook is an excellent punt returner and DJ Chark is an above-average kick returner. So finding a way onto the roster may be virtually impossible.
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