The Indianapolis Colts signed USC Trojans Defensive End Delvon Simmons as an undrafted free agent. Simmons announced the news on his twitter and thanked USC and Indy for the great opportunities in his life.
Today I thank God, The @Colts, and the Trojan Family @USC_Athletics for the opportunity to live out my dreams! I'm ready to build a legacy!— Delvon Simmons (@delvonsimmons52) May 1, 2016
Simmons started in all 14 games in 2015 for the Trojans. Simmons also made second team All-Pac-12 last year. Simmons had ten and a half tackles for loss including 4 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, and 57 total tackles. According to many scouts Simmons lacked the ideal body type and balance to be an NFL defensive lineman. Simmons may struggle to find a spot on the final 53-man roster in the NFL.
Here is his scouting report from NFL.com:
"BOTTOM LINE Rotational defensive end best suited to play the run rather than rush the passer. Simmons has the size and potentially strength to play end in a 3-4, but his arm length is less than what defensive coordinators look for at that position. Simmons probably doesnt have the base or thickness to play inside on a full-time basis as a pro, so power end in a 4-3 or 3-4 five technique is his best shot."
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