One of the top prospects in the upcoming 2019 NFL Draft may have to wait to make his professional debut as Jeffery Simmons has reportedly torn his ACL.
Coming off a tremendous junior season, Simmons declared early for the upcoming draft following the conclusion of the regular season. Despite declaring for the draft prior to Mississippi State’s appearance in the Outback Bowl against Iowa, Simmons gave no thought to skipping the postseason game despite his status as a top prospect.
While he did not suffer an injury during his team’s loss to Iowa in the Outback Bowl, Simmons has suffered a tough injury during the leadup to the draft. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Simmons has suffered an injury that is believed to be an ACL tear.
A former five-star recruit, Simmons was named 2017 and 2018 First-Team All-SEC during his outstanding career at Mississippi State. In his three seasons in Starkville, Simmons racked up 163 tackles, a whopping 33 tackles for loss, seven sacks and forced five fumbles.