Draft Guru Tony Pauline of our sister site DraftInsider.net filed this scouting report on Simon recently:
Full Name: Deon Simon
School: Northwestern State
Ht: 6-4.5 Wt: 321 40: 5.09 Year: 4Sr
Bio: Two-year starter awarded all-conference honors as a senior after totaling 26 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss and 1 sack in seven games. Missed time during the season with an MCL sprain.
Pos: Massive and explosive interior lineman who takes up a lot of space. Plays with leverage and fires off the snap. Keeps his feet moving, holds his ground and is impossible to move off the point. Displays a good change of direction with the ability to slide down the line laterally. Uses his hands well and can dominate opponents.
Neg: Not a natural pass rusher or playmaker. Possesses just a short burst of speed and lumbers around the field. Should be more productive than he is.
Analysis: Simon is an imposing figure who can dominate the line of scrimmage when focused on his game. He offers possibilities at nose tackle but must polish his game and consistently play at a high level.