The Atlanta Falcons are leaving no stone unturned in this draft class when it comes to safeties, and that means looking for projected late round options who might prove to be steals. Enter Justin Simmons.
Boston College safety Justin Simmons visited the Falcons. Has several visits scheduled, including Steelers— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) April 8, 2016
Simmons is a projected 5th-7th rounder, depending on where you look, with his chief advantages being his length (Dan Quinn is fired about it!) and the major knocks on him having to do with fluidity and ability in coverage. From the limited amount of Simmons I've seen, I'd suggest that he's better than the projections give him credit for, and if the Falcons whiff on the likes of Darian Thompson and Keanu Neal early on, he'd be a high-upside selection late. We'll see how interested the Falcons are in less than three weeks, but I'm not opposed to Simmons at all.
Thoughts on the prospect?