The Eagles could use a defensive tackle to go with Fletcher Cox, and the word is they really like Simmons.
The 6-foot-4, 301-pounder is a special player who possesses an excellent combination of speed, athleticism, size and strength. He has the ability to put pressure on the quarterback and cause a lot of disruption behind the line of scrimmage. Unfortunately for Simmons, he tore an ACL preparing for the combine, so he could miss part or all off his rookie season in the NFL. That injury could turn drop him from the top 10 to the back half of the first round or even Round 2.
In 2018, Simmons recorded 63 tackles with 17 tackles for a loss, two sacks, one forced fumble and four passes batted. As a sophomore, he totaled 60 tackles with five sacks, 12 tackles for a loss, one pass batted and two forced fumbles.
Simmons will be very polarizing because of off-the-field issues. In a video that is reminiscent of Joe Mixon, Simmons is seen beating a woman in a street fight, throwing multiple punches. Some teams that don't consider players with a history of domestic violence simply won't have Simmons on their draft boards.
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Rd: 2 Pk: 25
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Rd: 4 Pk: 36
Rd: 5 Pk: 25
Rd: 6 Pk: 24