Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that Mississippi State DT Jeffery Simmons and Colorado State WR Preston Williams have been informed they won’t be invited to the scouting combine because they don’t meet the criteria under the NFL’s policy about past issues involving violence.
Pelissero mentions that Simmons was arrested back in 2016 after a physical altercation with a woman.
As for Williams, he was arrested in 2017 for an altercation involving a woman.
Simmons is widely considered to be a first-round prospect and one of the best defensive linemen in the country. Some felt he could end up being a top-10 pick this year, so it will be interesting to see if this ends up impacting when he’s selected.
During his three-year college career at Mississippi State, Simmons recorded 159 tackles, 30.5 tackles for a loss, six sacks, five forced fumbles, two recoveries, one defensive touchdown and seven pass defenses over the course of 37 games.