Denver Broncos: Mid-season 2016 Draft Grades

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Aug 11, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears running back Jacquizz Rodgers (35) is forced out of bounds by Denver Broncos free safety Justin Simmons (31) during the second quarter at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 11, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA;. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports /

Round Three: S Justin Simmons

Grade: B+

The Broncos have two very talented safeties in T.J. Ward and Darian Stewart, that didn’t stop them for adding two more. The first being Justin Simmons out of Boston College. The rookie safety has seen his fare share of the field early into his career, he comes in during the sub packages which allows Ward to move around the line of scrimmage.

Simmons is a very intelligent safety with range. His versatility allows him to play extended time. Simmons best game came against the Colts where he racked up four tackles. Another big play came this past weekend against the Chargers where quarterback Phillip Rivers stepped out of the pocket only to be met by Simmons for his first career sack.

Simmons will continue to see the field on defense and special teams. The tackles will continue to flow and look for Simmons to show his play-making abilities and forcing a few turnovers in the second half of the season.