#54 John Simon - Defensive Line/End - The Ohio State University
he capped his career by being named the Big Ten Conference's 2012 Nagurski-Woodson Defensive Player of the Year Award...he was also named the Big Ten's 2012 Smith-Brown Defensive Lineman of the Year after leading the Big Ten in quarterback sacks (9.0 for minus-73 yards) and ranking second with 14.5 tackles-for-loss, totaling minus-87 yards ... his sacks and TFLs each ranked among the Top 25 nationally ... those numbers also boosted Simon to No. 7 all-time at Ohio State in both categories, with 20.5 sacks and 43.0 TFLs ...
Currently ranked #12 by http://walterfootball.com/draft2013DE.php and flying under the radar on many other draft sites.
Here he is vs Nebraska in 2012.
And here he is vs Seattle's favorite son back in 2011
He has all the cliche traits you would look for in a player (i.e "high motor, plays with heart, relentless, aggressive"). May be a bit undersized (heard that before). The latest mock by http://www.drafttek.com/2013-NFL-Mock-Draft-Round4.asp had him going in round 4. I would love to see us take a chance on this guy. Thoughts?