While I do have a huge man-crush on Simon and wish him the best, Hankins has the physical attributes (mainly size) that will help him succeed in the NFL.
“There are some people addicted to alcohol, some people are addicted to gambling,” Luginbill said. “Urban Meyer is addicted to football, and he’s addicted to winning.”
Due to his hybrid size, Simon will need that perfect situation(i.e. The Patriots or Packers) to have longevity in the NFL. I see him playing somewhere, most likely special teams/backup and then getting out still healthy to start his own fitness company and/or come back to TOSU as the strength & conditioning coach. I wish him much success in whatever endeavor he chooses. He is a true warrior !
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That's about what I think. I voted for Hankins because it's simply easier to project where he fits in your basic NFL defense. There's also the issue of health--Simon already has a few nicks. Simon will have a role somewhere, though.
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Exactly. I voted Hankins, but would have taken a "depends on who drafts them" option had it been there.
Doesn't sound like a bad life...
Went with Hank but wouldn't rule out Simon because of his work ethic.
"It's just another case of there you are". ~ Doc (1918-2012)
Love em both. Voted Simon though. I think Simon could potentially have a great career due to sheer drive coupled with being the hardest working man in the world....Then again, Hankins is just plain good & gifted. Tough call. In the end, I hope they both have brilliant careers.
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I voted Simon because I envision he could attain success the same way J.J. Watt did... Big Ten toughness and people overlooking his work ethic.
They are doing the same for Hankins though. I know Simon's work ethic was the stuff of legend but Hankins shed a ton of weight and got better each and every season since he set foot on campus.
JJ Watt is also a freak of nature that John Simon simply isn't. I'm not going to set off a Simon debate here as that horse has been beaten mercilessly but Watt was a high round pick because of a freakish, seldom seen combination of size and speed Simon frankly lacks.
I think Hankins has a solid, if not spectacular career as a three down defensive lineman and I think Simon lands somewhere and earns NFL money for the better part of 7 or 8 seasons. Simon will be an NFL football player and someone can certainly get a TON of value on him later on in the draft. Both should have nice careers in relation to their physical skills.
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Yeah tough decision but I'm confident Simon will kick ass in the NFL
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I voted with my head (Hank), but my heart says Simon.
I think Fragel will give Hankins a run for his money on the most successful pro career.
This looks like a future poll question.
Watching Green Bay yesterday and seeing Ryan Pickett, reminds me of Big Hank. He will last in the NFL. Simon, love his motor , love his desire,LOVE him as a Buckeye, but undesized for a lineman, not fast enough for a linebacker in the NFL.