Draft Profile: Jeffery Simmons (DT, MSU)

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Jeffery Simmons, DT, Mississippi State
HT: 6’4 WT: 301 lbs

Accolades:
– 2018 Bednarik Award Semifinalist
– 2018 Conerly Trophy Winner
– 2018 Second-Team All-American
– 2018 Fourth-Team All-American (Phil Steele)
– 2018 First-Team All-SEC (AP, Coaches)
– 2018 ESPN All-Bowl Team
– 2018 SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week
– 2017 First-Team All-SEC (AP, Coaches, PFF)
– 2017 Bednarik Award Semifinalist
– 2017 SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week
– 2017 SEC Academic Honor Roll
– 2016 SEC All-Freshman Team (Coaches)
– 2016 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll


Video credit: College Films

Pros:
– High motor
– Excellent pass rusher
– Size/length

Cons:
– Lateral mobility
– Block shedding
– Finishing tackles

Jeffery Simmons was projected as a solid 1st round pick until a knee injury this February. He is now projected as a late 2nd/3rd rounder. The knee injury might be enough to keep the Buccaneers away from Simmons all together.

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