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The 2019 NFL Scouting Combine gathers the best of what college football has to offer in the upcoming draft for all 32 teams to measure M.J. Stewart Jersey , evaluate and investigate to the fullest extent possible without actual pads and contact.In recent years, the league has taken a stance against violence against women from players and has declined to invite players with previous histories of violations. Perhaps most notably, Joe Mixon. Mixon likely would have been a first-round draft selection if not for the public outcry surrounding his involvement in a violent incident involving a female, and his lack of availability at the NFL Combine certainly didn’t help matters. He was eventually drafted in the second-round by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2017 NFL Draft.It was reported Thursday by Nick Shook of NFL.com that the league is taking the same action against two players. Most notably in this duo is Mississippi State’s Jeffery Simmons.As Shook also mentioned in his writing, Simmons has been recently mocked by both Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks as a first-round draft selection.Prior to enrolling at Mississippi State, Simmons was convicted of simple assault after hitting a woman in the face several times. The team and school stood by him, and allowed the five-star recruit to attend and play football for them. Since then Simmons hasn’t gotten in trouble and appears to have been a model student. On the field for the Bulldogs, he’s racked up double-digit tackles for losses in each of the past two seasons and tallied seven sacks.It’s hard to tell just how much this will impact Simmons’ draft stock, and NFL teams were likely expecting his lack of invitation to the combine. If they want to discuss his past with him, they’ll have to do so at Mississippi State’s Pro Day in March Jameis Winston Jersey , or in a private visit after the combine.Head coach Bruce Arians has been a vocal supporter of people deserving second chances. In the minds of many, Simmons may have already received his second chance when Mississippi State honored their commitment to him.His success on and off the field may be also be viewed as him making good on his second-chance. But for some, it’s certainly not going to be enough to prove he’s learned from the event and grown past those behaviors.Simmons is not a Top-5 talent. Beyond trading back, it’s highly unlikely the Buccaneers would take a serious look at selecting the defensive lineman. However, if this latest decision by the league sends him into day two, he’s certainly someone Tampa Bay may target.We’ve already seen that the second round is an generally accepted time-frame to give those with checkered pasts and exceptional talent the opportunity to overcome their pasts, once and for all.Injuries force Bucs to become flexible First, it was the right side of the offensive line that was hit by multiple injuries. Now, it’s the secondary that has the same issue. But injuries be damned, the Bucs are finding ways to fight through the misfortune.Whether it’s playing rookies more often or moving other players around Mike Evans Jersey , Dirk Koetter and Mike Smith are doing everything they can to make the best of a bad situation. Brent Grimes was the first Buc down and then a practice-field injury led to the waiver of David Rivers. After Vernon Hargreaves III hurt his groin during the Bucs’ first preseason game, fellow defensive back Javien Elliot followed soon after. At one point, the Bucs had just six corners available and five of them were rookies.Grimes returned to practice on Monday, but the Bucs are still very thin at the position. This has led Tampa Bay to experiment with different strategies - such as Justin Evans in the starting slot role and rookie Jordan Whitehead starting at safety. If there’s a silver lining, it’s the fact these injuries are happening now as opposed to the middle of the season. At least the Bucs get a chance to see what they have early on and canmake their assessments based off more than the average amount of reps these players would usually see during the preseason. “Well you got to have flexibility, so I look at those DBs similar to how you look at the wideouts. I mean, Chris Godwin can play four wideout spots. Mike [Evans] can play four wideout spots,” Koetter said after practice Tuesday. “We’re getting stressed at our depth at corner right now and nickel, so Justin Evans is becoming one of those guys that has to be able to move around. M.J. Stewart is in that same spot. When you get hit with injuries at one position, we don’t cancel practice. We’ve got to figure something out Deone Bucannon Jersey , so in the long run it builds your depth.”According to Koetter, none of the injuries are too serious at the moment. “The good news is none of them are long term. We’ve yet to have anybody that’s a threat to miss when we go to New Orleans for the opener. We’d love to have everybody out here, but that’s just part of it.”While the situation has to yet to reach dire levels, this is not what the organization wants to see. Like the offensive line, the secondary was supposed to be a revamped group, but has now been setback a bit. Injuries are part of the NFL though and the Bucs know no one is going to feel sorry for them.As long as it’s all systems go for week one of the regular season, then there is no reason to worry, but the Bucs are becoming awfully flirtatious with injury bug recently and that is not a game you want to play heading into a make-or-break season.
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