Former Clemson linebacker Isaiah Simmons was truly one of the most interesting prospects in the 2020 NFL Draft. He played five different positions during his collegiate career and was effective from wherever he lined up. Whether Simmons was patrolling the second level, rushing the quarterback, covering wideouts from the slots or even at safety, he proved that he's a talent who should fit in nicely at the next level.

Simmons was taken by the Arizona Cardinals with the No. 8 overall pick, and he will have a chance to make an immediate impact on Vance Joseph's defense. From what position, however, is still to be determined. While Simmons is a flexible, dynamic defensive playmaker, Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury said in a vide conference call on Monday that Simmons will be focusing on one position

"Our thought process is if he is really able to focus on one position, having the flexibility to still move around, but really focus on one, what does that look like?" Kingsbury said, via ESPN. "And the sky can really be the limit.

"That's why we were so excited about him. The athleticism is through the roof. But his ability to play different positions and not really have any chance to focus on one, we just think the sky can be the limit for what he could be if we really lock him into one position the majority of the time."

The 2019 ACC Defensive Player of the Year played 303 snaps at cornerback, 218 at safety, 160 at outside linebacker and 121 at inside linebacker. In 15 games last season, he recorded 104 total tackles, 16.5 tackles for loss, eight sacks and three interceptions. Simmons also stood out during the NFL combine, running a 4.39 40-yard dash and finishing with a broad jump at 132 inches.

What Kingsbury said on Monday appears to somewhat contradict what he said last month, as he used the word "packages" when speaking about Simmons' potential as a rookie. 

"We are going to give him different packages and give him stuff that he is comfortable with," Kingsbury said on NBCSN's Lunch Talk Live. "Having an abbreviated offseason and not seeing guys until camp, we want to make sure where ever we put him, he will play fast and use his athleticism and attack mode that he played with at Clemson."

The Cardinals run an aggressive 3-4 defense, which will allow Simmons to line up in dime packages as a coverage linebacker or go after the quarterback as an extra pass rusher. A 3-4 linebacker does have to be a versatile athlete, as on some plays they will be blitzing and on some they will be playing in zone or man pass coverage. Joseph admitted Simmons will be a linebacker and a "problem solver" for the defense -- and by calling him a "linebacker" in this specific scheme, it could be a nice fit when it comes to his versatility.