Posted On: 07/25/20 3:00 PM

As the 2020 season approaches, we wanted to take a look at three of the top returning DL pass rushers. Each player has a unique way to impact the passing game.

FJ Simpson (Williamsville HS)- Adequate height and solid weight, stout, proportioned with definition. Good get off, leverage, and punch on the snap. He gets into OL quickly, and establishes hand positioning to the chest plate. Good UOH throughout play in order to disengage, while pursuing. Vs. Run, solid play strength and leverage at the POA to hole ground, and continue driving legs to create penetration. Good straight line and lateral burst in order to run down ball carriers once breaking the LOS. Good body control, has a low center of gravity allowing for good COD. He is able to settle in the hole or as he is pursuing and make a tackle. Shows hash to hash range, when lined up in the B gap. Vs. Pass, maintains good get off and leverage, while also showing very good UOH and quickness in order to get around outside shoulder of G. He’s a hit and disengage guy now, as he doesn’t possess a particular go to pass rush arsenal. Very good

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