Player Profile: Darrell Simpson
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.
As a junior in 2016, Simpson helped lead Justin Northwest to a 10-2 record while earning Second Team All-District and Honorable Mention All-State honors.
Scout ranks Simpson as the No. 1 offensive tackle in the state of Texas, as well as the No. 78 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.