Isaiah Simmons
Isaiah Simmons
22-Year-Old LinebackerLB
Arizona Cardinals
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Picked eighth overall by the Cardinals in the 2020 draft, Simmons reaches the pro ranks with no real weaknesses on his resume. Over the course of his collegiate career at Clemson, he made the move from safety to a combo nickel/strong-side linebacker role, compiling 253 tackles (28.5 for loss), 10.5 sacks, 22 passes defended, four interceptions (one pick-six), five forced fumbles and one fumble recovery in 44 games. Such varied production is tantalizing on its face, and Simmons is expected to slot in as a linebacker in Arizona's base defense. Still, his do-it-all skill set forecasts a gig in which he'll act as a run defender, nickelback or safety on any given play. Simmons may have to contend with De'Vondre Campbell and Jalen Thompson for snaps, though, so it remains to be seen what kind of IDP impact he can make as a rookie. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $20.66 million contract with the Cardinals in July of 2020.
Cleared for Week 14
LBArizona Cardinals
December 13, 2020
Simmons (neck/back) is active for Sunday's game versus the Giants.
ANALYSIS
Starting linebacker De'Vondre Campbell (ankle) is also active, meaning Simmons likely won't start in Week 14. Simmons has played roughly 40 percent of the defensive snaps per game in a backup role, yielding 28 stops and two sacks over the past five outings.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Snap Counts
Snap %
Arizona CardinalsCardinals 2020 LB Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
#% of Team Snaps

102692%
1825%
88379%
4258%
87579%
73100%
41537%
5271%
37734%
2534%
36433%
2636%
28826%
00%
14113%
00%
959%
6488%
938%
00%
50%
23%
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2020 Isaiah Simmons Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Isaiah Simmons' measurables compare to other linebackers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 4"
 
Weight
238 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.39 sec
 
Vertical Jump
39.0 in
 
Broad Jump
132 in
 
Hand Length
9.63 in
 
Arm Length
33.38 in
 
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Questionable against Giants
LBArizona Cardinals
Neck
December 11, 2020
Simmons (neck/back) is questionable for Sunday's game versus the Giants, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
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Added to injury report
LBArizona Cardinals
Neck
December 10, 2020
Simmons (neck/back) was a non-participant during Thursday's practice session, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
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Busy in TNF loss
LBArizona Cardinals
November 20, 2020
Simmons racked up 10 tackles (nine solo) and one sack during Thursday's 28-21 loss to the Seahawks.
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Comes up with game-saving pick
LBArizona Cardinals
October 26, 2020
Simmons finished with a tackle and an interception in Sunday night's overtime victory over the Seahawks.
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Could see snap count ramp up
LBArizona Cardinals
September 28, 2020
Coach Kliff Kingsbury relayed Monday that Simmons could log time at safety moving forward, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
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