BIOGRAPHY: South Florida transfer who started the past two seasons at Morgan State, winning All-Conference honors after both campaigns. Finished his senior season totaling 276/1402/14 on the ground while adding 9 receptions. Junior-year totals included 795 rushing yards.
POSITIVES: Slippery, quick-footed ball-carrier who plays with a tough style. Patient, waits for blocks to develop, and squirts through the small openings of the defense. Displays outstanding field vision, has a burst of speed, and works hard to pick up yardage on the inside. Quick-footed with the ability to bounce it around defenders or piles. Plays with terrific balance and body control. Can run to daylight in the open field.
NEGATIVES: Marginally effective as a pass-catcher. Gets minimal results as a blocker.
ANALYSIS: Simpson has the physical make-up of a third-down back, yet he must improve his pass-catching skills. He?s shown productivity as a return specialist in the past, which could be his ticket to the next level.