BIOGRAPHY: Moved into the starting unit last season and burst on the scene with career-best tackling numbers of 79/18/5. Played behind former first-round pick Ernie Sims the previous season, also seeing extensive time on special teams.
POSITIVES: Athletic defender who forces the action anywhere on the field. Easily defeats blocks, is fast to the sidelines and cuts off the corners. Quickly changes direction, displays skill in pursuit and rarely is off his feet. Explosive up the field in run defense.
NEGATIVES: Not efficient, and takes improper angles to the action. Hesitant and does not display top instincts.
ANALYSIS: Standing out in his first year as a defensive starter, Timmons offers outstanding size, speed and potential. Would have been an early draft pick if he returned to college for another season, yet will be a future starter once he fully develops his football skills.