Simmons was rated as the No. 12 overall draft prospect in the latest big board from ESPN’s Mel Kiper, and he was projected to be the No. 7 overall pick by the Jaguars in ESPN draft expert Todd McShay’s latest mock draft.
A top prospect coming out of high school, Simmons was captured on video hitting a woman; the incident took place before Simmons arrived at Mississippi State. He later pleaded no contest to simple assault.