Inside The Bills

Kiper likes LB Simon for Bills

Posted by Chris Brown on April 11, 2013 – 3:44 pm

ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper has mocked out his draft to the third round. And his viable third round option for the Bills is DE/OLB John Simon from Ohio State.

Simon has a work ethic that parallels another former Ohio State LB in Chris Spielman. A two-time captain for the Buckeyes, Simon was the heart and soul of team. He had a minor bursa sac injury at the end of last season, but tested well running a 4.66 40-time at 6’2″ 257 pounds.

“You look at John Simon I like the way he plays the game,” said Kiper. “He’s got a lot of versatility. He plays with energy. You look at John Simon, you think early to mid third round. I project him to Buffalo, 71st pick overall. Energy, kind of like the old Mike Vrabel who came out of Ohio State, had a nice career in NFL. Plays down end, gives you some scheme versatility. Great kid. Tremendously hard worker, great passion for the game. I think John Simon solidly in the third round now.”

The only drawback to Simon’s game is his coverage ability.


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