Simon looked pretty awful at times this year. In some games, the other team seemed to prefer passing the ball too his man. It was as if they saw a match-up they liked.
They threw to Simon's man for two reasons. One, we often matched him up with a stud, or else with the number two guy with lone safety help on the other side. And two, because Mills is friggin stud. Simon had a very good year for LSU. So did Eric Reid btw. Simon never had the talent that Mo had, so if you went into this year expecting that, I can see why you'd be disappointed. He was a second team All-SEC talent, and he played that way this year.