New York Giants Off-Season review: 2020 NFL Draft

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Route 1: Sticking with the Giants’ original plan

Round 1, Pick No. 4: Isaiah Simmons (PR=7.03), Linebacker, Clemson

This kid is an absolute athletic marvel. At the combine he measured 6-foot-4 and weighed 238 pounds. He ran a 4.39 40. Yes you read that correctly. He weighs about 240 and has a 4.4 40!

So he is bigger AND faster than many wide receivers! He also had a 39-inch vertical and an 11-foot broad jump. So he is also explosive!

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People are debating whether he should play linebacker or safety. Either way he’s a nightmare for opposing offenses. A wide receiver most likely won’t out-muscle him and he’s fast enough to cover a running back coming out of the backfield, a tight end breaking off into a route, or to spy any QB in the league.

In the last 30 years, the following teams have been ranked by experts as some of the best defensive teams of all time. Every one of these teams had a star that served as there team’s defensive anchor at linebacker…

"*1990 NY Giants = Lawrence Taylor. 6’3″, 237lbs *1991 PHI Eagles = Seth Joyner. 6’2″ 241lbs *2000 BAL Ravens = Ray Lewis. 6’1″, 240lbs *2002 TB Buccaneers = Derrick Brooks. 6’0″, 235lbs *2005 CHI Bears = Brian Urlacher. 6’4″, 258lb *2008 PIT Steelers = James Harrison. 6’0″,  241lbs lbs *2013 SEA Seahawks = Bobby Wagner. 6’0″ , 242lbs *2015 DEN Broncos = Von Miller. 6’3″, 250lbs."

You get the point.

He can go sideline to sideline and be all over the field. I think he could be THAT guy.