BIO: Four-year starter at safety and outside linebacker. Posted 88 tackles as a senior, also breaking up 12 passes. Junior numbers included 98/1/6.
POSITIVES: Aggressive, run-defending safety best in the box. Physical, lays his shoulders into ball carriers and wraps up at the point. Has a burst of closing speed and plays with a good degree of suddenness. Alert and stays with the action.
NEGATIVES: Best in a straight line and not fast to the sidelines. Struggles in man coverage and possesses marginal ball skills.
ANALYSIS: A tough defender with solid football instincts, Simpson has potential as a backup for a zone system. Has a special-teams mentality.