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College Football Playoff Semifinal at the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl
No. 2 Ohio State vs. No. 3 Clemson

December 28th, 8:00 pm

Isaiah Simmons, Clemson, Linebacker/Safety – 6’4 235 pounds

What the experts are saying:

"This man is a unicorn — my goodness. Watching him play on the hashes is an absolute treat, as there’s very little he can’t do. His size, length and explosiveness come in quite useful as he influences both the ground game and as a pass defender. Showcasing explosive click and close ability to step down onto the edge and keep contain, Simmons will blow up point men trying to block or lead blockers working outside in. Simmons’ tackle radius is phenomenal, he’s got reach and grip strength to make sure he’s wrapping and rolling ball carriers down to the ground in one on one situations. As a penetration player and blitzer off the edge, he’s got really nifty skills to force missed blocks and then compliments that with powerful hands to explode through contact and keep his chest clean. Perhaps most impressive? His man to man coverage in the slot is a weapon that will neutralize a lot of skilled tight ends at the next level. He had a PBU against WR Boykin (Notre Dame 2018) that was textbook in his transition to flip and get vertical and the subsequent play on the ball. I don’t really care what you call him — he’s terrific in a plethora of ways."

Isaiah Simmons is the most versatile player in the draft which may cause him to fall right into the Falcons lap. Simmons is able to impact a game at all three levels because of his size and speed. A lot of NFL scouts and coaches try to fit players into a mold and there has not been a player like this in NFL history.