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Isaiah Simmons dominated the NFL Combine, and Twitter is in awe

first_imgIsaiah Simmons by alignment for Clemson in 2019:* Safety: 218 snaps* Slot CB: 286 snaps* OLB: 160 snaps* ILB/MLB: 120 snaps* Perimeter CB: 17 snapsHe rushed the passer 71 times and had *7* sacks.The most versatile player in the 2020 NFL Draft.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) January 18, 2020At the Combine, Simmons was measured at 6-4 and 238 pounds. He then put up 39-inch vertical jump and followed it with a 4.39-second 40-yard dash.2020 NFL COMBINE:Results tracker | Best 40 times | TV scheduleTwitter went off after that.Isaiah Simmons runs a 4.39!This is what quarterback’s nightmares are made of.pic.twitter.com/kTTSf5V3Mo— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) March 1, 2020Isaiah Simmons pic.twitter.com/TVUFq6gYim— Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) March 1, 2020Been watching the combine every year on TV since I was a kid and still get chills when I see a time like Isaiah Simmons’ 4.39. That’s why the draft is the best— Mike Renner (@PFF_Mike) March 1, 2020Isaiah Simmons holy shnikees!!! 4.39 wow. #nflcombine— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) March 1, 2020NFL defensive coordinators to their GMs after watching Isaiah Simmons pic.twitter.com/RxiTq1g16I— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) March 1, 2020Some are questioning if Simmons is even human.#Clemson LB Isaiah Simmons6-4 (93rd percentile)39” vert (92nd percentile)11’0” broad (98th percentile)4.39 40-yard (99th percentile)This is Earth’s greatest defender pic.twitter.com/uXboqqGT0Z— Trevor Sikkema (@TampaBayTre) March 1, 2020Isaiah Simmons, Avenger, Clemson6-4, 2384.39 4039-inch vert11-foot broad— Jon Ledyard (@LedyardNFLDraft) March 1, 2020Simmons is going to be the fastest player on the field in a lot of his games. These comparisons put into perspective how impressive his Combine performance really was.This trio of simulcams of @isaiahsimmons25 vs. NFL stars he will most likely have to chase down is amazing.Because, here, they’re all chasing HIM down. pic.twitter.com/ndy1AvvKfM— Rich Eisen (@richeisen) March 1, 2020Isaiah Simmons2020 #NFLCombine• Taller than DK Metcalf• Heavier than Roquan Smith• Faster than Devin Hester• Jumps higher than Julio Jones• More explosive than Alvin [email protected] @isaiahsimmons25 pic.twitter.com/NeotE79Ivg— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) March 1, 2020Isaiah Simmons ran a faster 40 time than the following high-profile wide receiver draft prospects:-Justin Jefferson, LSU-Jerry Jeudy, Alabama-Jalen Reagor, TCU-Brandon Aiyuk, Arizona-CeeDee Lamb, Oklahoma— Orange and White (@orangeandwhite) March 1, 2020His first attempt at the 40 was so good that he didn’t even run a second time.Genetic freak LB Isaiah Simmons ran a 4.39 40 on his first attempt and didn’t run a second time.Why?“Once you go to the moon, I don’t know there’s a need to go back. 4.39???!!! That card looks good in the draft room” – @MoveTheStickspic.twitter.com/PSvKpEwHb4— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) March 1, 2020If Simmons can be compared to anyone, maybe it’s Chargers All-Pro safety Derwin James.Go crazy @isaiahsimmons25‼️True story he was running 4.35’s electric when I seen him at @proactivesp training.— Derwin James Jr (@DerwinJames) March 1, 2020How did you feel about your performance today, Isaiah?pic.twitter.com/AYWYmySOD4— Isaiah Simmons (@isaiahsimmons25) March 1, 2020In case you forgot how good Simmons is on the field . . . 🔥 An absolutely filthy Joe Burrow RAN AWAY FROM the 4.39 40 LB Isaiah Simmons for a first down in the National Championship 💨 pic.twitter.com/bg2kKViWph— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) March 1, 2020Some of those #Clemson highlights from Isaiah Simmons after he clocked that wicked 4.39 40-yard dash. Needless to say, you can see the sick closing speed for a 6-3 238 pound linebacker/safety. Gotta believe the #Lions will give him a look at #3 overall. pic.twitter.com/VvnG3YJcx4— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) March 1, 2020How high up in the draft can he rise? The Lions at No. 3 seems like the earliest, but the Giants are desperate for defensive playmakers and will be at No. 4.Isaiah Simmons should not go no lower than 4th overall. Just sayin 🤔😳— Louis Riddick (@LRiddickESPN) March 1, 2020Isaiah Simmons (LB):- 6’4″ 238 lbs.- 39″ Vertical- 11’0″ Broad Jump- 4.39 40-Yard Dash 👀With the 4th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the #NYGiants select… pic.twitter.com/CrS6ml8sU2— Giants Fans Online (@NYGFansOnline) March 1, 2020Some mock drafts predict a run on quarterbacks and offensive linemen in the top 10, which would allow the Raiders to scoop him up with the 12th pick. 4.39u 40-yard dash 🤯@ClemsonFB’s Isaiah Simmons got a reaction from @MikeMayock!📺: 2020 #NFLCombine on NFL Network pic.twitter.com/0LbgAepgSp— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) March 1, 2020After Simmons’ performance on Saturday, it seems more likely the Raiders would have to trade the 12th and 19th picks to move up if they want Simmons to be their guy. If hearing about the legend of Isaiah Simmons — Clemson’s do-everything defender — isn’t enough to leave an impression, then seeing his performance at the NFL Combine on Saturday should do the trick.Simmons’ storied college career included a national championship and a 29-game winning streak. He lined up at every level for the Tigers’ defense in 2019.last_img

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