Denver Broncos who could pull a Shohei Ohtani and play both ways
Justin Simmons, S to WR
The anchor of the Denver Broncos’ defense who just signed a massive contract extension, Justin Simmons as an X receiver would be awesome.
Simmons already has good size for the position, at 6’3” and 202 pounds. Simmons is also a very rangy safety, meaning he can cover quite a bit of ground.
Furthermore, Simmons has shown great ability to get a bit dirty — he’s a sure-handed tackler who isn’t afraid to get a few bruises.
I think this would allow Simmons to be a true X receiver. These players are often tasked with the dirty work of playing the position. Most are sound blockers and thrive at catching passes in traffic.
I think Simmons’ toughness and ability to tackle could translate somewhat nicely into being a wide receiver.
What’s also relevant here is that many X receivers don’t exactly wow you with their speed, and Simmons’ 40 yard dash time is 4.61, which isn’t super fast.
I was curious to see how Simmons’ measurables would compare to a true X receiver, and I wasn’t disappointed.
Justin Simmons and Courtland Sutton are nearly identical in arm length and hand size, bench press, broad jump, and three-cone. Their 40-yard dashes are also off by just seven hundredths of a second.
Could you trust Simmons to win a few 50-50 balls? I think I could.