Senior Lamont Simmons played in ten games during his final year on The Flats including seven starts.
Lamont Simmons played his final season on The Flats in 2018 and the Jacksonville, Florida native put in a quality season. The former USC Trojan ended up playing in ten games for the Yellow Jackets over their 13 games including seven starts.
The 6-foot-2, 197-pound corner didn’t start a game until the Jackets played Clemson. He would go onto start in six of the Jackets last nine games from that point on. Simmons best game of the season came against Clemson when he had 7 tackles and a pass deflection. He also recorded 5 tackles against Bowling Green and 5 tackles against North Carolina. On the season, he finished with 29 total tackles including 22 solo tackles. He also finished the season with one interception (Duke) and one pass deflection (Clemson).
The 29 tackles for Simmons was a career-high for the Florida native after finishing the last two seasons with 19 and 9 tackles respectively.
Overall, Simmons finished his Georgia Tech career with 41 solo tackles, 16 assisted tackles, 57 total tackles, 1 tackle for a loss, 1 interception, 5 pass deflections, and 1 forced fumble. He also returned one kickoff (an onside kick) for a touchdown in 2017 against the Miami Hurricanes.
Overall, Simmons had a solid career on The Flats after transferring in from USC following the 2014 season. In terms of the NFL Draft, DraftScout.com ranks Simmons as the 37th best cornerback eligible for this year’s NFL Draft. While he’s probably not good enough to get drafted, there is probably a solid chance he ends up in a training camp next summer.