Isaiah Simmons NFL Draft Profile

The following is a Isaiah Simmons NFL Draft Profile highlighting everything that you need to know about the Clemson linebacker. Listed below is his scouting report highlighting positives and concerns while looking at his NFL player comparison, projection while providing game clips and any other articles and information about him.

The following is a Isaiah Simmons NFL Draft Profile highlighting everything that you need to know about the Clemson linebacker. Listed below is his scouting report highlighting positives and concerns while looking at his NFL player comparison, projection while providing game clips and any other articles and information about him.

Isaiah Simmons NFL Draft Profile

Height: 6’3 Weight: 236 School: Clemson

Positives

  • Rare cover skills for a linebacker
  • Sideline to sideline speed with incredible range
  • Very Instinctive
  • Versatile defender that can cover running backs, receivers, and tight ends
  • Excellent tackler both in the hole and in space
  • A+ Effort level 
  • Explosive Burst

Concerns

  • Can struggle to getting off blocks in the run game
  • Anticipation in zone coverage

Summary

Isaiah Simmons is a prototypical linebacker for the NFL, his ability to cover running backs, receivers, and tight ends makes him a unique chess piece for a defensive coordinator. Simmons sideline to sideline speed is something that sets him apart from any other linebacker in the 2020 class.  The 2019 Butkus award winner is a game changing player that uses his unique skill set to be used in a variety of different ways to either attack or take away one of the other teams weapons.

Projection

Based on Simmons skill set and how he played during his junior season it’s no wonder why so many people love him as a prospect.
Simmons looks to be a top five pick and after it’s all said and done we may look back on this Draft class and wonder by Simmons wasn’t the first pick overall In the draft!

Player Comparison: Shaq Thompson

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