2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report
John Simpson, G, Clemson Tigers
Three-year starter at Clemson. Named Third-Team All-ACC in
2018. Named First-Team All-ACC in 2019. Consensus All-American in 2019.
Outland Trophy semifinalist in 2019.
Powerful, explosive offensive guard who’s best in a small area. Fires into blocks, plays with a nasty attitude and works to finish off opponents. Strong, controls defenders and can be an overwhelming force. Jolts opponents with violent hand punch, stays square and does not give up an inch of space. Keeps his head on a swivel, works well with teammates and plays smart, tough football.
Not light on his feet or quick in his actions. Stumbles around the field. Heavy-footed and cannot slide in space.
Long productive at Clemson, Simpson came into the season highly regarded by NFL scouts and had a solid senior season. He was exposed at times during Senior Bowl practices, but in the proper system that does not require him to cover a lot of area on the field, Simpson can be a dominant force at the next level.