What Simmons does for the Giants
The general focus during free agency was refortifying the defense with veterans. The New York Giants now can get the job down and allowing the young players to continue to develop in positions that best suit their skill set instead of trying to keep fitting square pegs into round holes.
Isaiah Simmons stands 6-4 and weighs 238-pounds (as reported and measured by NFL.com). His physical skills border on freakish for a man his size. He ran a 4.39 forty-yard dash, with a 39-inch vertical, and 132-inch broad jump. Simmons is the definition of what an explosive linebacker should look like. He’ll be able to blitz out of the 3-4, 4-3 and nickel set. His speed and agility will eliminate mismatches with tight ends and slot receivers.
Isaiah Simmons would be an automatic bid for defensive rookie of the year. The Giants brought back defensive lineman Leonard Williams, Dexter Lawrence, and Dalvin Tomlinson. They also added Austin Johnson from Tennessee.
Those space eaters in front can clog the lanes. As a result, running backs, and quarterbacks will get flushed towards Simmons and tackling machine Blake Martinez. The Giants have the makings for a dominant young defense. Adding Simmons will help pass-rushers Lorenzo Carter and Oshane Ximenes to shine through this year.
The New York Giants have always won Championships with their defense. You can scream about hog mollies from the mountain tops, New York Giants history has proved that winning has come from the defense keeping them in games and forcing mistakes. Simmons is as close to a perfect selection at four that Big Blue can make to aid this young team now.
Add him to Martinez and the space eaters up front, and you the G-Men have the makings of a team that can start creating pressure with four or five men, instead of sending six at the QB and getting torched on the back-end.
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