It's not every day that you see a 6'4", 238-pound linebacker run a 4.39-second 40-yard dash, but Clemson's Isaiah Simmons did just that on Saturday at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.
Simmons has dominated the combine thus far, registering a 39-inch vertical jump and 132-inch broad jump.
The 21-year-old looks like a shoo-in to become a top-10 pick, although landing in the top five is a possibility. Of note, the New York Giants, who are slated to pick fourth, have been connected with the ex-Tiger star.
Art Stapleton of the Bergen Record wrote the following on Friday:
"The Giants are interested in the 6-foot-4, 238-pound Simmons, and he's expected to have a formal meeting with them at some point this weekend, perhaps as soon as Friday. They currently hold the No. 4 overall selection, and the defense is in need of a player who can galvanize, make a distinct impact and lead with presence.
"Without question, Simmons fits that description."
Simmons had 104 tackles, seven sacks and three interceptions for the 2019 Tigers, who went 14-1 and finished as the runner-up to national champion LSU.