The Tennessee Titans aged the No. 19 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft to pad their evolving defensive entrance with Jeffery Simmons.
The Mississippi Speak form out used to be broadly considered as zooming against a doable high-10 selection had been it no longer for the torn ACL he suffered all the arrangement thru a January coaching session. Or no longer it’s unclear if Simmons will be ready to play earlier than 2020.
Simmons used to be additionally chanced on guilty of malicious mischief and pled no contest to easy assault for his role in a March 2016 fight, in which he used to be viewed on video again and again punching a lady.
At Mississippi Speak, Simmons went on to preserve the team’s Newsom Award in 2018 for his work on the sector, in the lecture room and in the team.
“He’s variety of a mix of (fellow prospects Dexter) Lawrence and (Christian) Wilkins,” one scout urged longtime beat creator Bob McGinn. “I possess them Wilkins, Simmons and Lawrence.”
Said another scout: “Some groups will preserve him on (the draft board), some groups will utilize him off. He’s a moderately whole participant if he can get hold of encourage to wholesome. He’s a dapper baby. He had that one incident.”
The 6-foot-4, 301-pound Simmons joins a Tennessee defensive entrance that contains Decent Bowler Jurrell Casey alongside DaQuan Jones and Austin Johnson.