PHONE'S RINGING -- IT'S URBAN ON THE LINE
Oh boy. Another round of the great John Simon debate kicks off in 3...2.....1.....
4-6 seconds from point A to point B and when you get to point B, be pissed off
Damnit brewster!! SIMON WILL BE THE #1 PICK IN THE DRaFT!!!!!! Lol
Run_Fido's favorite word is strawman.
It's a telling year for a lot of guys.
Hankins could be a 1st round pick with another great year and leave early obviously, Barnett needs to play at another level, might be a really good safety in 2013. Sabino , good luck...Stoney needs a really productive year to be a top 3 rounds guy. I think Simon goes somewhere between rounds 2-4
Yep. I've said all along 2 is a bit of a reach for Simon but by the 4th round he's an absolute steal. For a team that needs DL help, a pure DE in the first and Simon in the third would be a heck of a draft.
What issues does Simon have? None that I can see.
To err is human. Really sucking requires having yellow stripes on your helmet.
He's a tweener when it comes to draft status. No concrete position
Draft scouts will say Hes a tweener. Stiff/muscle bound type body..short, not really a finese rusher..mostly bull and speed rush. I like him a lot but I just know he'll get scrutinized big time.
If Nate Williams comes back this year healthy and returns to form, I guarantee he gets drafted. Defense in the NFL is all about getting a pass rush and you can never have too many guys that can put heat on the QB. However that's a big if about his health.
Unless Hankins declares I would think Stoneburner will be the highest draft pick. The mismatch tight end is a dangerous weapon in the modern NFL, and Stoneburner has the speed/size that NFL coaches covet along with solid blocking ability.
To me John Simon reminds me of a young version on James Harrison. Just a relentless bull. Harrison hopped around a few times before establishing himself, and it was partially due to his "tweener" status. He lacked coverage skills, and wasn't the best in the film room. Simon won't lack the smarts to play OLB in a 3 front, but he's going to have to improve his agility and be able to cover underneath passes to make it. What he has going for him is his football IQ. What he might lack in raw speed, he'll make up by not hesitating and knowing where he has to be.
Half of his success next level depends of cource on what team he ends up on. If he goes to Shittsburgh, Dallas, Baltimore, or SF, look out.
Dustin Fox was our leading tackler as a corner.... because his guy always caught the ball.
I don't care if hes "undersized"..he's a DE all the way. Can't make the same mistake that the Jets made with Gholstan, trying to make him a LB. Just not made for it.
Agreed. Any attempt to make him play on the outside would be like trying to nail jello to a tree. He's a three point stance player. One who has to play in a 4-3 too. He is too slight to play a 3 technique and Nose isn't even a question. He's an end.
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