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Mississippi State defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons announced this week that he will forgo his senior season to enter the 2019 NFL Draft and will play in the Outback Bowl against Iowa on Jan. 1 in Tampa.

For the past three years at Mississippi State, I have poured my heart into everything I did on the field, in the classroom and in the community. This place taught me to never give up, and it instilled a desire and a work ethic to reach my ultimate goal. I intend to complete my degree. I have so much passion for this game, and I am ready to take the next step as I declare for the 2019 NFL Draft.

I have always been a man of my word, and I always finish what I start. Therefore, on New Year's Day, I will wear the Maroon and White one last time with my brothers and play in the Outback Bowl in Tampa.
Simmons is expected to be a first-round pick in the upcoming NFL Draft.


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I respect this guy playing in the bowl game
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Will be better than Chris Jones, dude has been unblockable since HS, respect the decision and the sentiment about second chances
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Simmons has been nothing but a class act since his arrival in Starkville. He is waaaay closer to a role model to young men than the female preying monster that some here will try to say he is.
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