2013 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about JOHN SIMON: Ohio State, 6014 256 4.75. Three-year starter. A disruptive defender with a great motor. Plays hard and works to finish the play. Good instincts and awareness to get into the throwing lane and get his hands up. Sudden to get upfield on snap movement. Tenacious and relentless in his pursuit of the ball carrier. Has some upper body tightness and bulk from heavy weight training. Needs to work on flexibility and pass coverage skills. Senior Bowl notes: Thick, physical linebacker who displays good power when taking on a block. Flashes explosiveness and plays at a good pad level. Good with his hands and is quick to shed. Does not always bring his feet with him when attacking blockers. Works too much with upper body. Solid at the point of attack and does a good job reacting to the ball off the edge. Normally redirects off a block well and can make plays in the backfield. Needs work in coverage as he is a little hesitant in his drops. In pass rush drills he showed a good bull rush into a quick move with his hands. Participated in only one practice before injury. 2012 stats: 45 T, 14.5 TFL, 9 sacks, 4 PBU, 0 INT. Medical exclusion at Combine - left shoulder. Fourth/fifth round. (A-32 3/4, H- 9 3/8, BP-DNP, SS-4.42).