The Giants Need to Draft Isaiah Simmons

Isaiah Simmons is a player the Giants are strongly considering drafting in the first round.
Isaiah Simmons is a player the Giants are strongly considering drafting in the first round. / Joe Robbins/Getty Images

The New York Giants have a ton of needs heading into the 2020 NFL Draft. While they could surely use some upgrades on the offensive line, the majority of their issues reside on the defensive side of the ball.

They could use help at defensive end, safety, linebacker and cornerback, so why not go out and draft the one guy that has played all of those positions. Yes, Isaiah Simmons took snaps at Clemson last year at all of those spots. If there was ever a guy that defined the term "do-it-all player," he would be it.

In 15 games last year at Clemson, Simmons recorded 104 tackles, 8.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 8 passes defended, 2 forced fumbles and 16.5 tackles for loss. He primarily played linebacker, but his versatility and dominance at multiple positions should make the Giants think no further about who to draft at No. 4.

With the Giants mainly running a 3-4 defense, the team could move Simmons around depending on the play and formation. He'll most likely line up at outside linebacker, where he could be used in coverage or to rush the passer, which are two of the best areas of his game.

He could even be used at safety or nickel corner, both of which he played at times in college, and both are areas of need for the Giants.

With Simmons, the Giants would be getting one of the best athletes the draft has ever seen, with the ability to play multiple positions, on a defense that needs exactly that.

So while the Giants do have other needs, if Simmons is on the board at No. 4, it shouldn't even be a discussion. Write his name down on the card, turn it in, and start thinking about who you're going to select in Round 2.

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