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Broncos player among top 10 safeties in NFL, according to CBS Sports

Justin Simmons (31) of the Denver ...
AAron Ontiveroz, The Denver Post

Justin Simmons (31) of the Denver Broncos walks off the field after the fourth quarter loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars at Empower Field at Mile High on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. The Jaguars won, 26-24.

CBS Sports unveiled its lists of top 10 players at a number of different NFL positions last week and a member of the Broncos made one of the lists. And it wasn’t Von Miller.

Justin Simmons was ranked No. 6 among safeties.

“The 26-year-old is a former third-round pick that has played far above his pay grade since entering the league in 2016, which is why the Broncos franchise tagged him for 2020 as they attempt to hash out terms on a long-term deal,” CBS Sports’ Patrik Walker writes. “He’s not missed a game since 2017 and delivered 11 interceptions in his career, and his 17 pass break ups in 2019 is inhuman for a guy who sees more than his fair share of snaps as a box safety. Cap this all off with an allowed completion rate of only 52.8 percent in 2019 — a vast improvement over the 71.1 percent from a year prior — and it’s not hard to see where Simmons’ career is headed.”

Simmons set career highs in 2019 with interceptions (40) and pass deflections (15).

Cornerback Chris Harris Jr., who signed with the Chargers in the offseason, was ranked No. 9 among cornerbacks.

“As he readies to suit up at SoFi Stadium, he does so with a seriously large chip on his shoulder, looking to prove wrong those who think he’s somehow taken a step back entering his 10th season,” Walker writes.

— Joe Nguyen, The Denver Post


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