1. DEF Isaiah Simmons
Although Simmons has typically been thought of as a legitimate option to go fourth overall to the NY Giants, there is a legitimate chance he takes a tumble on draft day. Being viewed as a “tweener” with no true position has always been a knock on players and Simmons is no different.
The fact that the two primary positions Simmons is projected to play are positions that are undervalued doesn’t help his case to be a higher pick. It has been widely accepted that Simmons will be a top-five pick, but I’m not quite buying that.
Simmons is my personal choice for the Giants to take if he’s available wherever they may be drafting, but if a scenario exists where the team can trade down to just before double-digits and still draft Simmons, that would be better than we could have originally imagined.
Obviously, this wouldn’t involve a huge trade down outside the top-ten, but if there is a world where Big Blue can trade into the 7-9 range, land Simmons and acquire a mid-round pick, I want to live in that world.