David Sims Scouting Report

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David Sims Scouting Report

Position: SS
Conference: Big12
School: Iowa State Cyclones
Year/Status: Declared
Jersey Number: #1
Height & Weight: 5'9 - 200 lbs.

2011 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.50
Bench press24
Vertical jump37.5
Broad jump10'0
20-yard shuttle3.90

2011 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

David Sims, SS, Iowa State

It has been a long road for David Sims to the NFL Draft. He started off his collegiate career at Butte Community College where he had a superb season in 2007. That led him to Norman, Oklahoma to play with the Sooners. However, academic issues got in the way and Sims never saw a snap for Oklahoma and left for Iowa State to play for the Cyclones in 2009.

It was in 2009 when Sims had a breakout season. The safety totaled 88 tackles, picked off five passes and forced three fumbles. Sims continued to play well on the field in 2010, tallying 96 tackles and forcing three more fumbles. However, he was arrested over the summer of 2010 and has some baggage that NFL teams will want to be cleared up before they use a draft pick on him.

Sims is a strong player, despite his relatively diminutive 5-9 stature. He can lay out some huge hits and always seems to be around the ball. When his head is in the game, Sims can make a big impact. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. The other big concern scouts will have is Iowa State's defensive scheme. They generally have five defensive backs, thus limiting what the Cyclones ask Sims to do. He will have to prove that he can play with more open field around him and even then Sims is still a sixth or seventh round draft pick.

Last Updated Apr-06-2011 by Joel Welser

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