BIO: Two-year starter who began his career at Washington State and finished his senior campaign with 55 tackles. Junior numbers included 71 tackles, two interceptions and five pass-defenses.
POSITIVES: Undersized linebacker best defending the run. Quick filling gaps, squares into tackles and wraps up. Hard hitting and displays adequate force up the field. Alert and displays a sense of wherewithal on the field.
NEGATIVES: Not a flashy or explosive. Lacks lateral speed and marginal skills in pass coverage.
ANALYSIS: Simmons has average athletic numbers for the next level yet fill the role as a backup in a three-four scheme. Must make his mark on special teams.