Clemson linebacker Isaiah Simmons announced on Saturday that he will forego his senior season and has declared for the 2020 NFL Draft.
"And now, it's time for me to take the next step in my journey," Simmons said in a statement he posted to his social media accounts. "Today, it is with great humility and gratitude that I announce that I will be declaring for the 2020 NFL Draft. While I am incredibly excited about the opportunities and challenged that await me, please know that a part of my heart will always remain here in Clemson, South Carolina."
Simmons, a 6-foot-4, 230-pound linebacker has seen his draft stock soar, particularly after a very strong performance in the National Championship game against LSU, a game in which he may have played himself into consideration for the Giants with the fourth overall pick.
Simmons was all over the field this season for the Tigers, recording a whopping 104 total tackles, 16.5 tackles for loss, 8.0 sacks, and three interceptions. He took home the 2019 Butkus Award as the nation's top linebacker.
There are many ways the Giants could go with the number four pick in the upcoming draft. With Daniel Jones in place as the team's quarterback moving forward, Big Blue could look to build around him on the offensive side, either with a receiver such as Jerry Jeudy of CeeDee Lamb or an offensive lineman like Andrew Thomas.
But if the Giants do decide to address their defense with the pick, Simmons would seemingly be a great fit for a Giants team that has lacked playmaking at the linebacker level for quite some time.