Micah Simon was one of several former BYU wide receivers who was catching passes at the Cougars’ pro day last week, and now he is catching on in the NFL.
NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero first reported Tuesday that Simon is signing with the Carolina Panthers after his performance at pro day, which included running a 4.34 time in the 40-yard dash. The team later made the transaction official.
Zach Wilson wasn’t the only standout at BYU pro day last week. Former Cougars WR Micah Simon -- undrafted last year after COVID wiped out his pro day -- caught passes from Wilson, ran a reported 4.34 40-yard dash … and signed today with the #Panthers, per source.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 30, 2021
Simon last played for the Cougars in 2019 but did not have a pro day last year during the early days of the pandemic. He went undrafted and never signed with an NFL team until now.
The 6-foot-1, 195-pound Simon caught 90 passes for 1,109 yards and five touchdowns over three seasons for BYU, including a senior season in which he had 51 receptions for 616 yards and two touchdowns.
Panthers general manager Scott Fitterer and offensive coordinator Joe Brady were at BYU’s pro day, the franchise said. Carolina owns the No. 8 overall pick in the upcoming NFL draft (April 29-May 1).