Elijah Simmons
Elijah Simmons  DL  Tennessee | NFL Draft 2025 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Elijah Simmons
Height
6-2
Weight
340
College
Tennessee
Position
DL
Class
Senior
Home town
Memphis, TN
53.2/100
Player Rating
80
PositionRank (DL)
5.1
FortyYD Time
Sacks
.5
Fumbles Forced
Tackles
19
Sol tackles
7

Elijah Simmons DL Tennessee | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Elijah Simmons DL Tennessee
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

SUB-POSITION: NT/DT
Last Updated: 04/29/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 5.10 seconds (25%*)
Measurables:
Height: 6-2 (22%*) Weight: 340 (99%*)
Forty: 5.10 (O) (25%*)
0% 100%
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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SUB-POSITION: NT/DT
Last Updated: 04/29/2024
Draft Year: 2025
40 time: 5.10 seconds (25%*)
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-2 (22%*) Weight: 340 (99%*)
Forty: 5.10 (O) (25%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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Overall Rating: 53.2 / 100
Average rating of opposition Offense player has faced
Offense Rating:
81%
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Tackling:
58%
Pass Rush:
60%
Run Defense:
72%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA
Overall Rank: #452 Position rank: #80
College Games: 41 College Snaps: 653
Grade: 3 ESPN  Stars 3 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 76/100
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #449 Pos Rank: #53 State Rank: #29
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 3  Stars 247 Sports 87 Stars 247 RATING: 87/100
Ovr Rank: #613 Pos Rank: #47
Grade: 3 Stars 3 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.7 (93%)
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Jarrod Hewitt - Virginia Tech
73%
Tyree Turner - UAB
73%
Miles Fox - Wake Forest
72%
Draft Profile: Bio
Elijah Simmons from Pearl-Cohn High High School was rated a 3-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 3-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Simmons joined Tennessee.

In 2019 as a freshman Simmons saw action in just 3 games and played a total of 12 snaps for the Volunteers. He recorded no tackles, no assists, while adding no stops.

As a sophomore for the Volunteers in 2020 Simmons played in 10 games and took part in 163 snaps for the Volunteers. He recorded just 4 tackles, 3 assists, while adding 2 stops.

In 2021 as a junior Simmons played in 7 games and contributed on 157 snaps. He recorded just 8 tackles, 3 assists while making 8 stops. As a pass rusher, he produced 3 total pressures, which included 2 QB hurries, one QB hit, and no sacks on the year.

In 2022 as a senior Simmons logged playing time in 12 games and logged a total of 130 snaps for the Volunteers. He also added just 6 tackles, one assist, and 5 stops.

In 2023 as a fifth year senior Simmons logged playing time in 8 games and logged a total of 174 snaps for the Volunteers. He also added just 7 tackles, 8 assists, and 5 stops. As a pass rusher, he tallied 7 total pressures, which included 6 QB hurries, one QB hit, and no sacks on the season.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • His motor is excellent, and he’s quick to locate the ball and make plays against the run.
  • Big-bodied rusher with very good upper-body strength. Strong and stout at the point of attack with the measurables to occupy multiple blockers.
  • Made Bruce Feldman's Freak's List - ranked #94. He wrote "A former middle school running back, Simmons has grown into a 6-2, 340-pound powerhouse who is the Vols’ strongest player. Simmons bench-presses 455, incline-presses 385 and power-cleans 345."
  • Has the upper-body strength to rock his opponent back onto his heels.
  • Can make the impressive chest-to-chest bear hug tackle in the hole due to his ability to wreak havoc in the backfield.
  • Simmons is strong enough in the lower body to hold up at the point of attack, and Simmons displays a good feel as a grappler in the phone booth, consistently getting blockers off-balance before sending them to the ground.
  • Surprising athletic ability for a player his size with rare movement skills. Explosive hitter and looks to wrap and drive the ballcarrier into the ground.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Simmons also shows some stiffness when trying to bend the edge, often getting pushed past the pocket — Simmons seems more comfortable countering back inside.
  • Needs a lot of technique work with his hands and footwork, showing very unpolished fundamentals.
  • Good strength, though his marginal arm length limits his ability to grab hold of ballcarriers as they run by.

How other scouting services rate Elijah Simmons (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
640.5
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
104.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.