The above video features footage of 2018 four-star offensive tackle Darrell Simpson from Justin (Texas) Northwest at this past weekend's The Opening Dallas regional camp.
Simpson measured a mammoth 6-foot-7, 336 pounds and performed well in position work to earn a coveted spot in the Final Five 1-on-1 linemen matchups at camp's end. Simpson's height, length, and mass give him a significant size advantage over every defensive lineman he faces.
Scout ranks Simpson as the No. 1 offensive tackle in the state of Texas, as well as the No. 43 overall prospect in the 2018 Scout 300. Simpson holds offers from across the country, including LSU, Michigan, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, and numerous others.
Below are evaluation notes on Simpson from Scout national analyst Greg Powers:
Simpson is just a monster. He plays like a player who has always been big as he just seems to understand his body and how he is able to use it to outmaneuver defenders to clear lanes for ball carriers. If he gets his shoulders squared up he is not going to be moved backwards and he is strong enough to drive the defenders five yards off the line of scrimmage creating havoc as linebackers try to fill lanes to get to the football. He will need to continue to develop his technique and footwork to be counted on to protect the blindside but he his ceiling should be considered as a blue-chipper with left tackle potential. Already well over 300 pounds, so size and mass will not be a concern. - Greg Powers
For an interview with Simpson from Scout's Billy Embody, check out this story: