2016 NFL Draft: The Denver Broncos selected Boston College Safety Justin Simmons in the third round of the draft. He met with the media to talk about joining the Broncos.
Well folks, the draft has officially ended. The Denver Broncos got quite a solid draft class this season. One of the players not named Paxton Lynch that I am personally excited for is Boston College safety Justin Simmons.
Taken in the third round, Simmons brings his own style of physicality to the No Fly Zone. I see him making a huge impact on special teams right away and perhaps we will see him on the field on defense a couple times this season.
On Saturday, Justin Simmons was introduced to the Denver Media at Dove Valley. Broncos defensive back’s coach Joe Woods tells us what Simmons can do for the team.
“What does he bring to the table? Justin is a very tall, rangy, athletically gifted defensive back. He is very versatile,and gives us a lot of flexibility.”
Joe Woods stated during the conference that he was worried that another team would pick him up before the Broncos drafted in the third round, but that they were very fortunate that he fell to them.
Justin Simmons goes on to discuss on his excitement on joining the Denver Broncos secondary.
“When I got the call, I was just praying that I was saying the right words so I didn’t mess anything up. Coming in here and getting to learn from guys like T.J. Ward, Darian Stewart, and a bunch of other guys back there that do such an amazing job communicating. I’m ready to work my absolute hardest and earn my spot on the team and earn my role in this defense.”
It looks like Justin Simmons is ready to work for the Broncos. He even stated that he is looking to fill in the special teams role left by David Bruton Jr. Sounds like he is ready to make an impact already if he is looking to fill the shoes left by the former Broncos special team’s captain.
And if you want any other reason to like this prospect, he models his game off of former Broncos safety Brian Dawkins. That in itself is pretty awesome.
Keep an eye on him Broncos Country. Justin Simmons could be a household name on the defensive side of the ball for years to come.