Heading into the NFL Combine BC safety Justin Simmons was a player expected to go on day three of the draft. That could be changing after his performance at the combine on Monday.
Simmons came in third among defensive backs in the vertical jump at 40 inches, behind only expected first round pick Jalen Ramsey at 41.5 inches and DeAndre Elliott at 41 inches. Simmons edged out projected top ten pick Vernon Hargreaves as well by an inch.
On the bench, Simmons put up 16 reps at 225 pounds which is solid for a safety (7th overall among safeties).
Perhaps most impressively, Evan Lazar of the NFL Network reports that Simmons had the best three-cone time AND shuttle run out of any defensive back.
Boston College's Justin Simmons placed first among DBs in the 3-cone and both shuttles. Also did very well on the jumps. #NFLCombine— Evan Lazar (@ezlazar) February 29, 2016
Simmons registered a 40 time of 4.61, which wasn't outstanding but was still in the ballpark for a safety (7th best at safety).
With this overall outstanding performance Simmons might start finding himself in the conversation as a second day draft pick.
BCI will have more as times comes out later in the day.