Will Jamarko Simmons be better in the NFL than Greg Jennings?

January 4, 2009

Bonafide Stud!!!



Jamarko Simmons! Remember it, write it down, take a picture, I don’t give a …!!

The Flint Central graduate is a bonafide stud and after his performance for Western Michigan in the Texas Bowl, the NFL should be seeking his presence.

Simmons tried to lead the WMU over the country boys at Rice University but the team was highly unsuccessful. The Broncos lost 38-14 in Reliant Stadium in Houston, but Simmons caught six passes for 92 receiving yards, which is pretty much what he has been doing all season … gettin’ loose (as Lil Mama and Chris Brown like to call it).

Prior to the Texas Bowl, Simmons’ sticky hands had stayed on 98 receptions for 1,184 yards with an average of 12.1 yards per catch with seven touchdowns. This is the stuff that (fellow WMU grad) Greg Jennings was made of!

When Jennings was senior at Western in 2005, he caught 98 passes for 1,259 yards with an average of 12.8 yards per catch with 14 TDs.

Jennings set the bar high for Western Michigan’s wide receivers during his time at the university, but the bar had to come down yesterday. Anything you can do, I can do better.

Simmons broke Jennings’ senior record with his 99th reception in the Texas Bowl. Simmons also stole the career receptions record away from Jennings, who held the mark with 238, in a 23-17 win over Illinois Nov. 8.

At 6-2, 234 pounds, Simmons is also bigger than the 5-11, 198 pound, Kalamazoo native. Despite his rather average size, Jennings has been doing damage in his first three seasons in the NFL for the Green Bay Packers. The 25-year-old had 80 receptions for 1,292 yards with nine touchdowns and will participate in the Pro Bowl as a first alternate this season.

As Simmons prepares to enter the draft, I won’t say that he will be better than Jennings … let’s just say he can be just as good.

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