Tonight will mark the 85th annual NFL draft and the first of a new decade. Names like Joe Burrow, Chase Young, Tua Tagovailoa, Jeff Okudah, Isaiah Simmons, and many more names caps off one of the most interesting and intriguing drafts, we’ve ever seen.
Comfortably, the most fascinating and versatile player in this draft is Clemson’s former swish army knife, Isaiah Simmons. By that, I mean he can play just about anywhere…
According to Pro Football Focus, Simmons recorded over 100+ snaps at five different positions (outside linebacker, inside linebacker, both safety positions, and slot corner. PFF said on twitter “There is no NFL comparison”.
Simmons is on an island coming into this draft. He singlehandedly lead Clemson’s defense to a there second consecutive National Championship game; recording 104 total tackles, 16.5 tackles for loss, 8 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, 8 pass deflections, and 3 interceptions. Verbatim, a do-it-all prospect.
NFL general managers, coaches, scouts or analyst have never seen a player of this caliber. Simmons is effective anywhere he’s put. Rushing the passer, NO PROBLEM. Guard their best slot receiver, NO PROBLEM. Make sure we don’t get beat over the top, sure… NO PROBLEM. This guy is once in a millennium type of player, there’s nothing he can’t do at a high-level.
As of now, the top two players locked in for the top-3 is Burrow, and Young. This puts the Detroit Lions, and New York Giants in prime position to select Simmons. If he manages to fall outside of the top-5 selections tonight, it’ll go down as the greatest draft miss in NFL history. Mark my words.