2020 Guide: What Ourlads' Scouting Services said about ISAIAH SIMMONS: Clemson, 6035 238 4.39. Junior entry, two-year starter, Olathe, KS. Former backup safety, Simmons progressed to a versatile “do it all” player in 2019. He was a first-team All-America, first-team All-Conference, ACC Defensive Player of the Year, and Butkus award winner for the nation’s top linebacker. Aggressive player who lines up at multiple spots including deep safety. Makes plays all over the field with off-the chart agility and chase ability. Consistently out runs blocks to make plays on the perimeter. Explosive gather and finish on tackles. Doesn’t miss in space and brings the play to the ball carrier. Effective blitzer with quickness to slip a block and close on the quarterback. Aligned outside he can blitz, match up or play zone with equal excellence. Quick to read run/pass. His pattern read zone drops put him consistently in position on underneath routes. Can undercut a flat route causing hesitation by the quarterback. Sudden to react on the throw in front of him getting into the catch point or dropping a receiver in his tracks. Matched up well to slots and tight ends with fluid mirror ability. Has ball skills for the pass break and interception. Can be physical with a stiff jam on a receiver. Stays in phase on vertical routes and can play the deep zones in a pinch. A work in progress in the box but generally in position though reads can be a little hesitant. Can get a little upright re-directing off a block and has some trouble letting tight ends into his body. Will occasionally over or under run a play in his zeal to get to the ball. His unique skill set will give defensive coordinators options on how to use him. He will play every down and can be used in multiple ways to enhance various packages. Should be one of the top players selected. 2019 stats: 102 T, 16 TFL, 8 sacks, 7 PBU, 5 QBH, 1 FF, 3 INT. OSR:1/ 19. Top 10 pick. (A-33 3/8, H-9 5/8, BP-DNP, SS-DNP).