Carolina has solid offensive talent, but an offensive lineman could be in play given Russell Okung's age and past health issues. Cosmi is a strong left tackle prospect at 6-foot-7, 300 pounds. He may not be ready. To put that number in perspective there are currently only seven first-round draft picks including Simmons with less than 45% of their teams offensive or defensive snaps. Selected by the Cardinals in the first round (8th overall) of the 2020 NFL Draft out of Clemson. The Chargers have Keenan Allen as a potential free agent, and Mike Williams is already banged up this year. However, playing practice squad safeties that are consistently getting burnt in coverage is not an acceptable alternative. Rousseau has already opted out of the 2020 college season. 2017: Appeared in 14 games and had 45 tackles, three tackles for loss, a sack, six passes defensed and a forced fumble in 14 games … had four tackles in 23 snaps against No. Chicago could look at wideout with Bateman, who has opted out of this season. Simmons was called for a horse collar tackle on Arizona’s first defensive drive of the season in San Francisco. Derek Carr's stats have improved under Jon Gruden, but does he have the ability to take the Raiders to the next level? Los Cardenales seleccionaron a Isaiah Simmons, el jugador más versátil sin duda alguna de este Draft 2020. Became the first FBS player since Khalil Mack in 2013 to record at least 100 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, eight sacks and multiple INTs in a season. Your favorite teams, topics, and players all on your favorite mobile devices. 2019: As a junior, in just his second season playing the position, was honored with the Butkus Award as the nation's top linebacker, becoming the first Clemson player ever to win the award … became just the sixth unanimous All-American in school history, joining Terry Kinard (1982), Gaines Adams (2006), C.J. Was the first LB taken in the '20 draft and became the first Clemson player ever taken in the first round by Arizona. Your privacy is safe with us. An injury crisis in the secondary may lead to the Arizona Cardinals making full use of Isaiah Simmons’ versatility. Was Isaiah Simmons the right pick for the Cardinals? Simmons came into the NFL during an offseason full of unknowns, changes and most importantly, a lack of the typical extensive rookie offseason. An extended look at the first meeting between the Cardinals and their eventual first-round Draft pick, Isaiah Simmons, which took place in February at the NFL Combine. In time, Isaiah Simmons will become the Cardinals ‘money linebacker’ and hopefully one of the most versatile chess pieces in the NFL.

(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images). After trading Jamal Adams this offseason, New York very well could be looking for a safety in next year's draft. Tennessee has started to build a nice linebacker corps with youngsters Rashaan Evans and Harold Landry, but they could add further talent with Moses. Joe Thuney is a potential free agent after this season, so New England might need help on the offensive line again. Until the Cardinals defense starts playing well enough to win football games again, Simmons should not be on the bench. In three seasons at Clemson (2017-19), appeared in 44 games and totaled 241 tackles, 28 tackles for loss, 10.0 sacks, four INTs (one returned for a TD), 22 passes defensed, five forced fumbles and a fumble recovery … in his two seasons at LB (2018-19), started 29 of 30 games played and totaled 196 tackles, 25 tackles for loss, 9.0 sacks, four INTs (one returned for a TD), 16 passes defensed, four forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. Despite the recent performance against the Panthers, the Cardinals defense has been reasonably improved since last year, particularly when they had their starting safeties. Kliff Kingsbury acknowledged "we may have to look into" Isaiah Simmons playing safety given injuries at the position and that discussions along those lines have happened. Emailed daily.