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Isaiah Simmons

Isaiah Simmons


Height: 6' 4"Weight: 230 lbsAge: 23College: ClemsonDrafted: #8 (1st Rd. by Arizona)

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Isaiah Simmons exclusively focusing on inside linebacker

Cardinals first-round pick Isaiah Simmons is "exclusively focused" on inside linebacker thus far.

Fantasy Impact

What made Simmons such a special draft prospect was his ability to play any position on defense. However, the Cardinals have wanted him to master inside linebacker before expanding his skillset. He's one of the more interesting players to follow on defense this year.

Isaiah Simmons signs four-year, $20.66M rookie deal with the Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals have officially signed the No. 8 overall pick LB Isaiah Simmons to his four-year, $20.66M fully guaranteed contract that includes a fifth-year option.

Fantasy Impact

Simmons’ deal includes a $12.58M signing bonus as well. The Clemson standout will play linebacker for the Cardinals in the NFL after being a hybrid LB/DE during his time in college. With crazy 4.3 40-speed, he should wreck havoc for opposing offensive lines as early as this season.

Adam Koffler1 year ago
Isaiah Simmons: Cardinals reiterate he'll start as a linebacker

Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury reiterated that Isaiah Simmons will primarily play linebacker to begin his pro career.

Fantasy Impact

Part of what made Simmons such an exciting defensive prospect is all the positions he is capable of playing, including safety, edge rusher, and even slot corner. "Our thought process, is if he is really able to focus on one position, having the flexibility to still move around, but really focus on one, what does that look like?" Kingsbury said. "And the sky can really be the limit." It sounds as if Arizona wants to at least get him comfortable playing linebacker before exposing him to other roles in their rebuilding defense.

Isaiah Simmons unlikely to play much safety or cornerback

Cardinals defensive coordinator Vance Joseph says Isaiah Simmons will be a linebacker for the Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact

Simmons, who the Cardinals took with the eighth overall pick in this year's draft, is unlikely to play much safety or corner according to Joseph. The 21-year-old is considered a unique NFL prospect due to his ability to play multiple positions defensively. However, at least initially, it sounds like Arizona wants Simmons to focus on learning one position.

Isaiah Simmons selected No. 8 by Arizona Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals have selected safety Isaiah SImmons with the No. 8 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact

Isaiah Simmons is a wonderful fit for the Arizona Cardinals. He can play safety, linebacker, slot corner, and can even line up on the edge to rush the passer. It will be interesting to see what position he starts at, but many believe he has the most upside as a safety who is allowed to roam the field like Derwin James. Simmons projects as a DB1 or LB2 in IDP leagues.

Raju Byfield2 years ago
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