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where do you guys think he gets drafted? he could be a perennial pro bowler in belicheks system.
I think the Patriots would be a great ft for him, I see him drafted in the 3rd or 4th round. His size really limits him because most do not see him big enough to be a DT and most see him as needing to be a little smaller to play DE. However, once they get to know him and his work ethic I think he will make an NFL team proud they drafted him. I am sure Vrabel can get a little plug in for him
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"a little smaller to play DE"?
Most NFL DEs average at a minimum of 6'4," 275 lbs.
The only noteworthy DEs who're under this are Dwight Freeney and Elvis Dumervil.
I could easily see him becoming a Patriot.
Bellichick is a bit unconventional in his draft methods and being that he's also a good friend of Meyer's, I'm sure a good word will be put in on Simon's behalf.
And if not Simon, trust that Bellichick will likely draft at least one if not two Buckeyes come April's Draft.
But if Simon isn't picked by one of these unconventional franchises, he'll likely have to prepare himself to play LB'er. He already has the prototypical size at 6'2," 260. He has a high motor, is relentless in pursuit. Has good quickness for his size as well. He would be a good fit in a 3-4 scheme.
I agree with you that could be a possibility...
But switching from the defensive line to linebacker is a completely different animal......and HARD to do!
Being a linebacker is to the defense what the QB is to the offense....and it's not an easy position to play.
Linebackers make the defense hum.....they call the plays and make the adjustments.
gotta agree with 3rd or 4th round, combines going to be very critical to his draft.
If he performs well at the combine and does over 40 reps that'll catch the eye of a lot of teams. I say 2nd or 3rd round. Someone will find a sutiable defensive position for him but what about Fullback? Not too many in the NFL but how'd you like to see that coming at you as a lead blocker and occasionally carrying the ball?
Nah. He's no J.J. Watt or Ryan Kerrigan. Biggest game of the year, he's on the sideline. Second round easy. Right after Manti Te'o.
This post was edited by Space Buckin 15 months ago
Surprised you guys are so optimistic. I'd say 6th or 7th round. He's just too small for the line and too slow for linebacker. What he does have is a relentless desire to do violence to the opponent and to succeed. I think he has football smarts so I see him drafted in the 6th round.
3rd or 4th is what Im thinking also.
If 6th, he may as well be an undrafted free agent. At least then he could pick the team that he thinks he's got the best shot of making.
Most mock drafts I have seen have him slated for the third round, being drafted by the Saints.
JMO, I think any team he gets drafted to he's making it with his work ethic.
Struggling at linebacker in the North/South all star game
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