Prospect Profile: Ko Simpson


Full Name: Ko Simpson School: South Carolina Pos: S

Ht: 6-1 Wt: 209 40: 4.47 Year: 3So

Bio: All-Conference and All-American last year after 103/1/9. Freshman totals included 61/6/6 and named SEC Freshman of the Year. Graduated from high school in '03.

Pos: Large, forceful safety best in a zone system. Fires up the field, defeats blocks and strong at the point. Diagnoses the action, takes good angles to the play and displays suddenness to his game. Possesses a good break to the pass and works well with cornerbacks. Solid range in centerfield and displays good ball skills.

Neg: More of a loping runner who takes a while to get it going. Gets caught up the field and has tackles broken. Does not display a sense of timing.

Analysis: An imposing defender at free safety, Simpson offers terrific upside for the next level. Should be a productive starter in the NFL once he improves the details of his game.

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