Height: 6-1.5
Weight: 260
40: 4.67
Year: 4Sr

John Simon

School: Ohio State
Position: OLB
Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-Conference honors the past two seasons and named Big Ten defensive Player of the Year in 2012. Totals last season included 87 tackles/14.5 tackles for loss/9 sacks after 59/16/7 the prior year.
Positive: Intense, hard-working defender with poor size and speed for the next level. Quick off the snap, plays with good pad level, and fluid moving in every direction of the field. Shows a variety of moves to protect himself or get off blocks. Rarely off his feet and has a closing burst to the action. Can bend off the edge and fast up the field. Fierce and goes after the action hard. Instinctive, reads plays, and quickly finds the ballcarrier.
Negative: Lacks great pursuit speed chasing the action. Struggles getting off blocks once engaged at the point of attack.
Analysis: Simon was a productive college defender who got the most from his ability and consistently found ways to make plays. He lacks the size for defensive end and speed for linebacker, yet his play is reminiscent of former Buckeye and NFL All-Pro Mike Vrabel. Simon has the skills to produce at the next level in a system where a creative defensive coordinator moves him around the front seven.

Updated 4/28
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