Back in 2020, I was all in on Clemson's star, Isaiah Simmons. He was the perfect mold for the defense and provided great flexibility by being able to play multiple positions. He reminded me of Jabrill Peppers (who was one of my favorite players to watch). Obviously, the Giants made the right choice (and a choice I was happy with at the time) in Andrew Thomas, but Simmons now has made his way to the Big Blue.
Joe Schoen landed the young defensive player by sending a 7th round draft pick to Arizona. If Simmons becomes the player he was in college, this is a massive upside win for the G-Men.
Simmons lined up at four positions throughout his first three seasons, according to ESPN Stats & Information data, including more than 1,300 snaps at inside and outside linebacker. New Cardinals coach Jonathan Gannon said he didn't want Simmons to play linebacker anymore, and he declared in June that he was going to be working exclusively with the defensive backs going forward. Throughout offseason practices, his role in the secondary evolved, from lining up as a slot corner to primarily playing free safety.
For the Giants, this is a great addition to the defensive depth, with both the linebacker and safety positions needing additional support.
In Schoen We Trust!