DFF Draft Coverage: Simi Fehoko to the Cowboys

Simi Fehoko | Stanford 6’1” 222 lbs. (Age 23)

Simi Fehoko was drafted 179th overall by the Dallas Cowboys, becoming the 21st wide receiver and 179th overall player in the 2021 NFL Draft.

COLLEGE PRODUCTION

Simi Fehoko had 62 receptions for 1,146 and nine touchdowns in his three-year college career at Stanford. Fehoko is another wide receiver on the older side entering the draft at 23 years old. Although Fehoko is listed as playing three years he was a reserve as a freshman and played just four games catching a single pass for six total yards. He broke out as a sophomore finishing 2019 with 24 catches for 566 yards and six touchdowns. Fehoko followed up his breakout season with an underwhelming 2020 where he caught 37 passes for just 574 yards and three touchdowns. Most of his production came in two games, however, he did account for 35.7% of his team’s offensive production. 

At 6’1” 222 lbs. Fehoko presents serious problems for defenders, especially if he can impose his combination of size and speed on NFL cornerbacks. One advantage Fehoko has over others at his size is his ability to be utilized all over the field. He has great body control and is above average at the catch point. He played both outside and in the slot at Stanford which should translate well to the NFL. He also exhibits good footwork but doesn’t necessarily play as fast as his straight-line speed shows in testing. He can also be slow in and out of breaks so if he can work on his quickness his chances of success on the field would increase significantly. 

ATHLETIC TESTING

At his Stanford Pro Day, Simi Fehoko measured in at 6’1” and 222lbs. Which equates to a BMI of 28.6. His best 40-yard dash time was 4.42-seconds which equates to a 116.33-Speed Score, and at 6’1” that is a 72.76-Height Adjusted Speed Score, both metrics are in the top 95th percentile. His speed testing is certainly eye-popping and highlights his potential explosiveness which can create dangerous matchups for defenders in general but especially slot corners and linebackers. 

His impressive 6.78s shuttle and 34.5-inch vertical matched with his Speed Scores have done a lot to elevate his draft stock. Other than age and lack of elite college production Fehoko has very few red flags. 

DRAFT ANALYSIS 

Rapid Reaction to Draft Capital: Poor

Rapid Reaction to Landing Spot: Above-Average 

Simi Fehoko was selected with the 179th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys. 

FANTASY INSIGHTS

Dallas is an interesting spot for Fehoko who can play outside and in the slot. The Cowboys have plenty of pass catchers so an immediate impact is very unlikely. That said, Amari Cooper’s remaining contract years east to move on from and Michael Gallup is a UFA next season so they could just be planning ahead. 

Fifth-round draft capital does nothing good for his rookie draft stock but that might be a good thing as it pushes him to the third and fourth rounds of your drafts which could return great value in a few years. As it stands Fehoko has a long way to go to get on the field but his skill set will certainly catch the coach’s attention. His landing spot and draft capital have turned him into a fairly nice stash with some upside on a high-powered offense but also don’t hold your breath waiting for the big breakout, it may never happen. 

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