USC defensive lineman Delvon Simmons signed with the Indianapolis Colts after he went unpicked in the 2016 NFL Draft.
Delvon Simmons is a Colt.
The Indianapolis Colts signed Simmons as an undrafted free agent following the 2016 NFL Draft, according to Neil Stratton of Inside The League.
Simmons joins offensive linemen Kevin Graf and Khaled Holmes as former Trojans in Indianapolis.
The defensive end was snubbed from the NFL Combine after earning All-Pac-12 first team recognition from the AP in 2015.
Though his production was lacking at times at USC, his size and quickness could help him establish a place as a member of a defensive front rotation in the NFL.
Simmons transferred to USC from Texas Tech after two seasons with the Red Raiders. There he started 13 games as a sophomore. The year before he was named to the Rivals.com Big 12 All-Freshman team.
In 2014, Simmons started ten times and had a productive but muted debut season for the Trojans, tallying 44 tackles as well as blocking a field goal.
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As a senior, Simmons delivered much more, becoming a key figure on the defensive line. He had 57 tackles with 10.5 tackles for loss including four sacks. He also forced two fumbles and once again blocked a field goal.
Kevon Seymour became USC’s first and only pick of Day 3 on Saturday when the Buffalo Bills picked him in the sixth round.
On Friday, Su’a Cravens was picked by the Washington Redskins in the second round while Max Tuerk went to the San Diego Chargers and Cody Kessler was unexpectedly selected by the Cleveland Browns in the third round.
All told, the Trojans had four draft picks in 2016, bringing USC’s total to 496 all-time.