Originally Posted by DBroncos4life
John Simon is the perfect LEO DE for us. His pro day numbers put him in the top 10 in every category. 40 time 4.62, 34 inch vertical, 10'01 broad, 7.10 3 cone, and 4.42 20 yard shuttle.
He is a second round guy that would allow Denver to still go after a MLB in the 1st round.
Like Simon, Gholston was a guy who seemed to be at his best with one hand in the dirt while he was chasing down quarterbacks from his defensive end position. Both Simon and Gholston played Ohio State’s hybrid drop-end position, called the Leo or Viper, while they were in Columbus, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they have the right skill set to play outside linebacker at the next level.
This is incorrect. Simon did not play the hybrid position like Gholston did. That was Nathan Williams. Simon played the opposite DE position and dominated it. He is a good run/pass defender…
He would be a TERRIBLE OLBer….but a good DE.
Simon is an athletic freak and productive player, but his real value is his intangibles. Urban Meyer has two jerseys hanging in his office…
Tim Tebow's and John Simon's.