Simmons is a LB. Those rest of those guys have just been average so far.
Again, they've been better than us. But they haven't produced the same caliber of DBs as the top programs.
Simmons is a LB/DB hybrid. Predominantly a LB - but still took 20% of his snaps at DB last year. Lined up as DB a majority of the time at Clemson.
I agree to after the top 5 - Alabama, LSU, GA, UF, OSU - there's a gap to get to Clemson. But would you say anyone outside of the Top 5 is better than Clemson?
And if their 6th best DB (Sensabaugh) literally took our 2nd Best DB's job (Artie Burns) from him - doesn't that indicate a pretty big gap in talent?