Rankings

Player Display Name: 
David Simmons

Cornerback
School: North Park | Conference: D-IAA
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-0.5 / 176 | 40: 4.46 | DRAFT YR:2019

Rankings

Grade
3.06
Projected Round
FA
Pos: 
Long, athletic cornerback with solid ball skills. Aggressive, quick up the field and a hard hitter who jars the ball loose from opponents. Quickly transitions off the line, mixes it up with receivers throughout the route and gets his head back around to track the pass in the air. Nicely contorts and adjusts to defend the throw, consistently positions himself against opponents and uses his size as an advantage. Displays a good break to the pass out of his plant and has a burst of closing speed.
Neg: 
Stiff in his backpedal and in reverse and prefers to side shuffle. Poor hands for the interception. Has a thin build and lacks true playing strength.
Analysis: 
Simmons was a terrific small-school cornerback and special-teams player who has blocked kicks in the past. He has enough ability to develop into a dime back at the next level and can be used on coverage units.